Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Hunt's

Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

If you love tomato soup then you'll love this version created by Chef George Duran and inspired by Hunt’s and Kraft’s tomato soup recipe. It's topped with crunchy, cheesy, grilled cheese croutons.

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8
Servings
251
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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 Croutons

  • 4 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • ⅔ Cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

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 Croutons

Buttering one side of each piece of bread. Lay a piece of cheese on 4 of the pieces of bread and top each with a remaining slice of buttered bread to make a sandwich (buttered side out). 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. Trim the top crust and cut the sandwiches into cubes. Place one cubed sandwich into each bowl of soup. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
41g
32%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
244µg
35%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
35mg
47%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
274mg
27%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
84µg
21%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
79mg
25%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
285mg
41%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
313mg
21%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
286g
11%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.