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Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Nothing better than this classic combination

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: Bread, cheese, grilled cheese, Soup, tomatoes
Servings: 4
: 194 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsely
  • 2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • few dashes bottled hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grilled Cheese Croutons
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 3 oz cheese slices of your choice
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, water, onion, celery, garlic, tomato paste, parsley, bouillon granules, lemon juice, hot sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until celery and onion are tender. Cool slightly, place half of the tomato mixture into a blender, blend well. return mixture back to the saucepan and heat 5 to 10 minutes longer. Serve with grilled cheese croutons.

  2. Make grilled cheese croutons. Heat a pan over medium heat.

  3. Completely butter one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle on the cheese and top with the remaining slice of bread, buttered side up
  5. Cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes.
  6. Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 to 4 minutes.
  7. Cut the crust from the grilled cheese, cut into 1 inch squares.
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 692mg30%
Potassium 611mg17%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1420IU28%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.