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Creamy Tomato Soup with Low-Fat Grilled Cheese Croutons

You thought you couldn’t possibly get your tomato soup fix without some grilled cheese? Think again!

You thought you couldn’t possibly get your tomato soup fix without some grilled cheese? Think again! The part-skim cheese and non-stick spray assure a lower calorie count but still pack these croutons with the same expected flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 Cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 Cups water
  • 1 carton (thirty-three and a half ounces) tomato sauce, such as Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans (six ounces each) tomato paste, such as Hunt's® Tomato Paste
  • 1 can (twelve-ounce) low fat evaporated milk
  • 2/3 Cups Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 8 slices of whole grain bread
  • 8 slices of part-skim Cheddar cheese slices

Directions

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

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

Remove soup from heat. Carefully blend mixture in saucepan with hand-held immersion blender until smooth. Stir in milk and keep warm aside. 

Make grilled cheese croutons by spraying non-stick spray on one side of each bread slice, then place cheese slices on half the bread on the non-buttered side. Top with remaining bread slices, sprayed side out, then cook in a skillet over medium heat until both sides are very crisp and cheese is melted. Remove from heat and let rest for 2 minutes. Trim top crust and cut into cubes. Place one cubed sandwich into each bowl of warm creamy tomato soup. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and serve.

 

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving852
Total Fat49g75%
Sugar34gN/A
Saturated20g100%
Cholesterol101mg34%
Protein39g78%
Carbs71g24%
Vitamin A497µg55%
Vitamin B120.8µg13.2%
Vitamin B60.8mg38.6%
Vitamin C42mg70%
Vitamin D2µg1%
Vitamin E10mg51%
Vitamin K31µg39%
Calcium882mg88%
Fiber13g50%
Folate (food)114µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)114µg29%
Iron7mg37%
Magnesium165mg41%
Monounsaturated18gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg38%
Phosphorus818mg100%
Polyunsaturated7gN/A
Potassium2099mg60%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg57%
Sodium2499mg100%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg24.9%
Trans0.9gN/A
Zinc5mg36%