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Simple Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese and Mustard Croutons

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

The classic combo of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich, with a twist! Fresh basil, honey and mustard powder make this tomato soup better than anything out of a can, and using mayonnaise rather than butter when frying the grilled cheese is a game changer.

Simple Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese and Mustard Croutons

Soup
 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
 1 onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 - 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
 2 tsp honey
 1 tsp mustard powder
 1 tsp dried basil
 1 bay leaf
 ¾ cup chicken or vegetable stock
 ¾ cup whipping cream
 ½ cup shredded basil leaves
 salt and pepper to taste
Crouton
 2 tsp butter
 2 tsp Dijon mustard
 2 slices sourdough/whole wheat/whole grain bread
 ¼ cup sliced aged cheddar
 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
Instructions
1

Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. When it has bubbled, stir in the diced onion. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the onions are translucent.

2

Stir in the garlic and cook for another minute.

3

Stir in the garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, and rinse the can out with about 1/2 cup water.

4

Stir in the honey, mustard powder, dried basil, bay leaf and chicken stock.

5

Bring to a boil, cover and turn down the heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6

Stir in the whipping cream and basil. If soup seems too thick, thin out with more stock.

While the soup simmers, prepare the grilled cheese sandwich.
7

Spread the butter and mustard on the inside of the bread.

8

Layer in the cheese.

9

Spread the mayo on the outside of the sandwich.

10

Place the sandwich in a skillet over low heat. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted. Remove from the skillet. Let cool for 5 minutes then chop into bite-size croutons.

11

Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a few croutons on each bowl.

Substitutions
12

Use Swiss, havarti or brie instead of cheddar in the sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (250 mL)

Servings 0


Amount Per Serving
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g34%

Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 67mg23%
Sodium 578mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%

Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 9g18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.