Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheddar Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheddar Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheddar Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheddar Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Tomato soup and grilled cheese are a perfect pair. This version created by Chef George Duran and inspired by Hunt’s and Kraft’s tomato soup recipe takes the sandwich to the next level by filling it with creamy pumpkin purée.

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Deliver Ingredients


For the Soup

  • ¼ Cup canola oil
  • 1½ Cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 4 Cups water
  • 33½ Ounces tomato sauce
  • 12 Ounces tomato paste
  • 12 Ounces evaporated milk

For the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Butter, softened
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 Ounces pumpkin purée
  • ⅔ Cup Parmesan cheese


For the Soup

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until onion is tender. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, or until fragrant.

Add the water, tomato sauce, and tomato paste to the saucepan; stir to combine. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until thickened slightly, stirring occasionally.

Remove the soup from the heat. Carefully blend the mixture in the saucepan with a handheld immersion blender, until smooth. Stir in the milk and keep warm.

For the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Make grilled cheese sandwiches by buttering one side of each piece of bread and placing both cheese slices on one slice of the bread on the non-buttered side. Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of pumpkin purée on the remaining slices of bread and then place them on top of the cheese, buttered side out, to make a sandwich.

Cook the sandwiches in a skillet over medium heat until both sides are very crisp and the cheese is melted. Remove the sandwiches from the heat and let them rest for 2 minutes. Serve alongside creamy tomato soup sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

Tomato Soup Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Tomato Soup Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Tomato Soup Wine Pairing

Chenin blanc with cream soups; pinot noir, gamay, grenache, or other light red wines with tomato-based soups, including tomato-based seafood soups; sercial or bual madeira or fino or manzanilla sherry with consommé or black bean soup; amontillado with black bean soup.