Tomato Soup with Cheese Sandwich Recipe | Homemade & Easy | Made with Fresh Tomatoes

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There are no words to describe how succulent this haze was! I made it exactly according to the form and there wasn’t a drop left after my hubby got a hold of it. Hello and drink to your fall life. I would like to campaign for you to enter into the fall haze season with this cozy classic Tomato Creamy Soup. It’s a clinch-in-a-bowl that isn’t only * ready to make * but puts the eatery’s interpretation to shame.

Ooooh yes, I said it! hear, I truly love eatery, but the side-by-side with this comforting pot of creaminess gently washing down on the cookstove, with the FRESH tomatoes and garlic, and the noble sliced rubbish that you ate straight off the slicing board tattered by hand, there’s no comparing.

Stay tuned until the very end of these stories for a veritably special taste test with Vishal!

Tomato Creamy Soup Necessities

Tomato soup, in case you needed reminding, is going to bring several good things into your life: a delicate start of butter and garlic and onions, a silky-smooth soup base, little bite-sized bits of just-right tomatoes, and a sharp, creamy finish from that sliced cheese. It’s flavorful, it’s veg-loaded and fresh, but it’s also extremely comforting, unassuming, and mellow. And I think we could all use a little more mellow right about now, yes?

There’s salt, there’s pepper, and there’s paprika to season, but hello VERY IMPORTANT there’s also hot crusty bread for dipping.

  • This will change your life
  • A fall MUST make
  • The absolute coziest
  • Thick and creamy and DELICIOUS
  • With grilled cheese, please

Tomato soup is a classic and comforting soup made primarily from tomatoes. It is a popular dish enjoyed around the world for its rich flavor and versatility. Here are some key points about tomato soup:

Base ingredients: The main ingredient in tomato soup is, of course, tomatoes. Fresh ripe tomatoes are often used, but canned tomatoes can also be used for convenience. Additional ingredients typically include onions, garlic, vegetable or chicken broth, and various herbs and spices.

Flavor variations: Tomato soup can be customized with a variety of additional ingredients and seasonings to suit individual preferences. Common flavor additions include basil, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, black pepper, and a touch of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes.

Creamy vs. chunky: Tomato soup can be enjoyed in different textures. It can be blended to a smooth and creamy consistency using an immersion blender or regular blender. Alternatively, some people prefer a chunkier soup with small tomato pieces or added vegetables like carrots and celery.

Served hot or cold: Tomato soup is traditionally served hot and is particularly comforting on cold days. However, chilled tomato soup, also known as gazpacho, is a refreshing option during the hot summer months.

Accompaniments: Tomato soup pairs well with various accompaniments. Common choices include crusty bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, croutons, or a drizzle of olive oil or cream for added richness.

Versatility: Tomato soup can be used as a base for other dishes. It can be incorporated into recipes like pasta sauces, and stews, or as a flavorful broth for cooking grains or vegetables.

Nutritional benefits: Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants. Tomato soup can be a healthy choice, especially when made with fresh ingredients and minimal added fats or sugars.

Bring in the summer harvest of ripe tomatoes, roast them, and blend them into a creamy delicious soup that is nothing in comparison to the canned stuff. Serve with a toasted cheese sandwich to dunk into these bowls of rich goodness.

To Make Tomato Soup

  • Slice 500gm tomatoes and lay them in a pan.
  • Add 1 pod garlic and 1/4 onion on top of the tomatoes.
  • Drizzle with 3 tablespoon olive oil, and season either 1/2 teaspoon salt or pepper.
  • Place into the pan and stir for 20-25 mins, until onions are cooked through and soft. It’s going to smell so good!
  • Remove from the pan and let the dish rest for 10 mins before handling. It’s going to be very hot!
  • Carefully transfer the tomatoes, onion, and garlic with the juices in the pan to a blender. You may have to do this in two to three batches, depending on how large your blenders are. Blend for about a minute, or until the soup is creamy and smooth. carefully, remove the lid and pour into serving bowls when ready to serve.

To Make  Cheese Sandwiches

Spread butter on the inside of 4 bread slices. Add the cheese and place the buttered bread on top to sandwich. (Butter on the inside, mayonnaise on the outside).

  • Toast on each side of bread for about 2-3 mins on medium heat.
  • Repeat with remaining cheese sandwiches.

 

Optional Add – Instruction

  • Garnish the soup with grated parmesan cheese to give it a depth of flavor.
  • When it’s time to blend the soup with a few sprigs of favorite herbs.
  • Add butter to the soup to make it silky.

Serve!

Serve the soups with a drizzle of olive oil, a splash of cream, basil, and warm, toasted cheese sandwiches! Enjoy!

 

Expert Tips

Tomato Soup:

Use ripe, flavorful tomatoes: Opt for ripe tomatoes with vibrant red color. The flavor of the soup largely depends on the quality of the tomatoes. If fresh tomatoes are not available, you can also use canned tomatoes for convenience.

Roast or sauté the tomatoes: For added depth of flavor, consider roasting or sautéing the tomatoes before blending them into a soup. This step helps to intensify the sweetness and enhance the overall taste.

Add aromatics: Enhance the flavor of the soup by adding aromatics like onions, garlic, and herbs such as basil or thyme. Sauté the aromatics before adding the tomatoes for an extra layer of flavor.

Balance the acidity: Tomatoes can sometimes be acidic. To balance the acidity, you can add a pinch of sugar or a splash of cream to the soup. This will help mellow out the flavors and create a more well-rounded taste.

Blend to desired consistency: After simmering the soup, blend it to your desired consistency using an immersion blender or a regular blender. If using a regular blender, be cautious of blending hot liquids by allowing the soup to cool slightly and blending in batches if necessary.

 

Cheese Sandwich:

Choose the right bread: Opt for bread that is sturdy enough to hold the filling and crisp up when toasted. Sourdough, whole wheat, or ciabatta bread are good options. You can also experiment with different bread varieties based on your preference.

Use a combination of cheeses: Mix different types of cheeses for a more complex and flavorful sandwich. Consider using a combination of mild and sharp cheeses like cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, or Gouda. Grate or slice the cheese evenly for easy melting.

Spread condiments evenly: Apply condiments such as mayonnaise, mustard, or pesto on both sides of the bread. This helps to create a barrier and prevents the sandwich from becoming soggy.

Add additional fillings: Customize your sandwich by adding extra fillings like sliced tomatoes, caramelized onions, or fresh herbs. These additions can enhance the flavor and texture of the sandwich.

Grill with butter: To achieve a crispy and golden-brown crust, grill the cheese sandwich with a generous amount of butter in a skillet or pan. This adds richness and creates a deliciously toasted exterior.

Allow the sandwich to rest before cutting: After grilling, let the sandwich rest for a couple of minutes before cutting. This helps the cheese to set and prevents it from oozing out excessively when you slice it.

FAQs

Q: Can I use canned tomato soup instead of making it from scratch?

A: Yes, you can use canned tomato soup as a convenient alternative to making it from scratch. However, homemade tomato soup often offers fresher flavors and allows you to control the ingredients and seasoning to your preference.

Q: Can I freeze tomato soup?

A: Yes, tomato soup can be frozen for later use. Allow the soup to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. Leave some headspace for expansion, and seal it tightly. Thaw and reheat gently on the stovetop when ready to serve.

Q: What can I serve with a tomato soup and cheese sandwich?

A: Tomato soup and cheese sandwiches pair well with a variety of side dishes, such as a crisp salad, pickles, potato chips, or even a side of roasted vegetables. You can also enjoy them on their own as a satisfying and complete meal.

Q: Can I use different types of cheese for the sandwich?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese according to your taste preferences. Mix and match varieties like mozzarella, provolone, Gruyere, or pepper jack to create unique flavor combinations.

Q: Can I make the sandwich without grilling it?

A: Yes, you can enjoy the cheese sandwich without grilling it. You can simply assemble the sandwich with your desired fillings and eat it as is. However, grilling the sandwich with butter adds a crispy texture and enhances the flavors.

Q: Can I make the tomato soup ahead of time?

A: Yes, tomato soup can be made ahead of time and reheated when needed. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Q: Can I add herbs or spices to the tomato soup for extra flavor?

A: Absolutely! Adding herbs like basil, oregano, or thyme can enhance the flavor profile of the tomato soup. You can also incorporate spices like paprika, red pepper flakes, or a pinch of cayenne for a hint of heat.

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Tomato Soup With Cheese Sandwich Recipe Card

North Indian Kitchen
Tomato soup made with fresh tomatoes. Healthy to eat and easy to make. Cheese sandwich is great combination with soup. Make it now.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 479 kcal

Equipments

1 Kadai
1 Tawa

Ingredients

For Tomato Soup

  • 500 gms Ripe Tomatoes (about 6)
  • ¼ Yellow Onion
  • 1 pod Garlic
  • 3 tablespoon Olive oil + extra for drizzling
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 tablespoon Heavy Cream (for drizzling)
  • Basil leaves for garnish (optional)

For Cheese Sandwich

  • 4 slices Bread
  • 4 tablespoon Butter (salted/unsalted)
  • 2 slices Cheese

Instructions
 

  • 🔘Fresh Tomatoes: Even though this soup can be made with canned tomatoes. This recipe is emphasizing on this seasons harvest.
    I'm using 500 Gms of Roma tomatoes (that's about 6 tomatoes) because they're favourite for me.
    🔘Yellow onion : Yellow, White or sweet onion will work.
    🔘Olive oil :Add to the tomatoes for roasting and also for drizzling the top of the soup before serving.
    🔘Salt and Pepper:  As per taste.
    🔘Heavy Cream: For drizzling
    Ingredients You Will  Need To Make The Cheese Sandwiches                                    
    🔘Bread :Any bread can work for cheese, really , Gluten-free, Whole Wheat... I'm using a sliced white bread loaf for these cheese sandwiches.
    🔘Salted Butter:  Spread the inside of the bread slices with butter before adding the cheese slice.
    To Make The Roasted Tomato Soup
    1. Slice the tomatoes and lay them into a pan.
    2. Add garlic and onion on top of the tomatoes.
    3. Drizzle with olive oil, and season either salt and pepper.
    4. Place into the pan and stir for 20-25 mins , until onions are cooked through and soft. It's going to smell so good!
    5. Remove from the pan and let the dish rest for 10 mins before handling. It's going to be very hot!
    6. Carefully transfer the tomatoes, onion, and garlic with the juices in the pan to a blender. You may have to do this in two to three batches, depending on how large your blenders is. Blend for about a minute, or until soup is creamy and smooth. carefully, remove the lid and pour into serving bowls when ready to serve.
    To Make The Cheese Sandwiches
    7. Spread butter on the inside of the bread slices. Add the cheese and place the buttered bread on top to sandwich. ( Butter on the inside, mayonnaise on the outside).
    8. Toast on each side for about 2-3 mins on medium heat.
    9. Repeat with remaining cheese sandwiches.
    Optional Add - Instruction
    10. Garnish the soup with grated parmesan cheese to give it a depth of flavor.
    11. When it's time to blend the soup with a few sprigs of favorite herbs.
    12. Add butter to the soup to make it silky.

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Notes

  • Tomato soup and cheese sandwich is a classic and comforting combination.
  • For the tomato soup, use ripe and flavorful tomatoes for the best taste.
  • Roasting or sautéing the tomatoes before blending adds depth of flavor.
  • Balancing the acidity of the tomatoes with a pinch of sugar or a splash of cream can improve the taste.
  • Choose a sturdy bread for the cheese sandwich, such as sourdough or whole wheat.
  • Mix different types of cheeses for a more flavorful sandwich.
  • Apply condiments evenly on both sides of the bread to prevent sogginess.
  • Customize the sandwich with additional fillings like sliced tomatoes or caramelized onions.
  • Grill the sandwich with butter for a crispy and golden-brown crust.
  • Allow the sandwich to rest before cutting to prevent the cheese from oozing out excessively.
  • Canned tomato soup can be used as a convenient alternative to homemade soup.
  • Tomato soup can be frozen for later use, but ensure it cools completely before freezing.
  • Serve the tomato soup and cheese sandwich with side dishes like salad or chips.
  • Experiment with herbs, spices, and different types of cheese to personalize the flavors.
  • Tomato soup can be made ahead of time and reheated when needed.
  • Enjoy the combination of tomato soup and cheese sandwich as a satisfying meal.
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Soup With Cheese Sandwich Recipe Card
Amount per Serving
Calories
479
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Saturated Fat
 
13
g
81
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
63
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
943
mg
41
%
Potassium
 
650
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
41
g
14
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Fiber
 
0.02
g
0
%
Protein
 
22
g
44
%
Vitamin A
 
2303
IU
46
%
Vitamin C
 
29
mg
35
%
Calcium
 
531
mg
53
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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