It’s hard to believe that our Creamy Tomato Soup starts with a can of tomato soup. Just add canned diced tomatoes and a touch of cream, top with our Grilled Cheese Croutons, and lunch just became a dining experience!
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
We all know that the best way to savor a grilled cheese sandwich is with a bowl of piping hot creamy tomato soup! And April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day so let's get this party started!
Just add diced tomatoes and a touch of cream to canned tomato soup, such as Campbell's tomato soup, and you won’t believe how delicious it becomes. But wait, there's more!
Make it even better by topping with the latest trend of grilled cheese croutons. I do wish I could claim credit for this amazing concept but instead I can only take credit for making the best of this new phenomenon of grilled cheese croutons by combining crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and potato bread.
Trust me when I say, our classic Creamy Tomato Soup With Cheddar Bacon Grilled Cheese Croutons will simmer on your stove top and warm you up on a chilly fall day especially when it's topped with grilled cheese croutons of crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and potato bread.
Happy Grilled Cheese (& Bacon) Day!
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- potato bread
- sharp cheddar cheese
- condensed tomato soup
- canned diced tomatoes
- heavy cream
- parsley, optional
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- 2 slices potato bread
- 2 slices sharp cheddar cheese , about 1 oz. each slice
- 2 slices bacon , crisp-cooked and drained
- 1 Tbs. butter
- 1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed tomato soup
- 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- chopped parsley , optional
Top one slice potato bread with one slice cheese, cooked bacon, remaining slice cheese and remaining slice potato bread.
Melt butter in small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwich until cheese is melted and sandwich is golden, turning once and pressing gently so cheese melts into bacon, about 2 minutes per side.
Transfer to cutting board. Cut into 12 “croutons”.
Meanwhile, in medium saucepot combine tomato soup, diced tomatoes with their juices and water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Stir in heavy cream. Simmer until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Top with croutons. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.
Makes 4 cups soup