Tomato Soup #SundaySupper

Sunday Supper logoA few weeks ago, the Sunday Supper team celebrated National Grilled Cheese Month by sharing their favorite grilled cheese recipes. The list of recipes was simply mouth-watering and oozing with yummy, gooey cheesiness.  Of course, I pinned a few. If you missed it, go skim the recipe roundup here.

I’m a huge fan of cheese but melted cheese takes any dish to another whole delicious level. When it comes to a grilled cheese sandwich, I love the classics. Whether it’s mozzarella or yellow American cheese sandwiched between two slices of hearty grain bread or cheddar pressed between Cuban bread, the bread should always be crisp and stacked with enough cheese to drip over the edges.

Though the bread that embraces the cheese or even the cheese may change, my grilled cheese sandwich is always served with warm bowl of Tomato Soup.

Tomato Soup #SundaySupper

Melted cheese and a warm bowl of creamy tomato soup is more than a pairing; it’s a partnership like bread and butter. Something about the combination of the two says comfort and love like a mother’s hug.

Once you realize how easy it is to make this soup, you will never buy canned tomato soup again. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a healthy bowl of tomato soup rich with lycopene and Vitamin C.  With only three ingredients (two if you count two 28 oz canned tomatoes as one) and only three steps to make it, you will love the simplicity and the rich, bright, full flavor. Plus you will wow everyone who tastes it.

In a nutshell, you sauté’ chopped onions in olive oil until soft, add chopped tomatoes and then puree the soup. That’s it. Although you can use fresh ripe tomatoes, canned chopped tomatoes works just as well and saves you a bit of time.

While the soup simmers, prepare a grilled cheese sandwich to accompany it. Everyone needs a buddy and tomato soup and a grilled cheese are the perfect friendship.

Tomato Soup #SundaySupper

5.0 from 3 reviews
Tomato Soup #SundaySupper
Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Soup, Appetizer
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Serves: 6
Classic, simple and creamy tomato soup
  • Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 – 28 oz cans diced or chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  1. Heat olive on a medium-low heat; add onions and sauté’ until soft and translucent. Do not brown.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Using a handheld blender, puree tomatoes and until creamy and smooth. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.

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From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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    • Denise says:

      My dad always served tomato soup whenever we ate grilled cheese sandwiches growing up. It’s all-time comfort food for sure.

  1. Jenny says:

    I have NEVER had tomato soup. Never. Not once. Not from a can, not homemade. Can you believe that?? I’m going to give your recipe a try. It looks yummy and EASY!!

  2. Laura says:

    Very coincidently tomato soup is on the menu for our Sunday Supper today. It is cold and rainy today and since tomato soup is the perfect comfort food I thought it was a perfect idea.

  3. Christy says:

    Isn’t there a law about tomato soup and grilled cheese being served together? They are one of the all-time best pairings. I love how simple this soup is.

  4. Shannon R says:

    I don’t eat enough soup since I tend to think about all the ingredient it would take. Now you’ve gone and simplified things, thanks so much for the easy recipe!

  5. Dionne Baldwin says:

    Hooray a tomato soup recipe! I am so very curious about the red onion. :) I have never made tomato soup from scratch but I am about to cross that one off my culinary bucket list! Pinning this for later.

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