Its been pretty dark and dreary here in Seattle the past couple of days. On days like this I just want to say in the house, curl up with a good book and eat a childhood favorite, grilled cheese and tomato soup. There is just something about that gooey cheesy sandwich being dunked into hot, steamy homemade tomato soup. To be more precise, I mean homemade tomato soup that is loaded with fire roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, white wine, garlic and a little half and half for good measure. You’ll be surprised at how easy it actually is.
I decided to use a can of crushed fire roasted tomatoes for this recipe because I like the extra background flavor that they bring to the dish. There are a few different brands that carry them such as Muir Glen and you should be able to find them at your local grocery store. If you can’t find them, using a can of regular crushed tomatoes will work, it won’t have entirely the same flavor but it will be just as good.
This recipe produces a chunkier tomato soup than many people may be accustomed to. If you don’t like it too chunky use your immersion blender or transfer in batches to a regular blender to smooth things out a bit after you add the half and half.
I'll get you the recipe for the panini I served with this next week but in the mean time check out my Yummy Cheesy Goodness Grilled Cheese Sandwich or my Grilled Three Cheese Sandwich. Both are equally perfect for dunking. Then pick out your favorite book, grab the softest blanket you can find, curl up and enjoy!
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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