8 people

Tomato Soup

  • 1 1/2 cup onion sliced (1 onion)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 boxes chopped tomatoes (pomi)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 2 tsp salt plus more if need be
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Grilled Cheese

  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 oz petite basque cheese sliced
  • 8 oz manchego cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Nutritional information

Calories: 455kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 23gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1360mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 508IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 579mgIron: 3mg

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people

How to make tomato soup

  • The better the tomatoes the better the sauce! This is my basic tomato soup recipe but I have plenty of variations on this website. In a sauce pot add 3 tbsp of olive oil with onion, chili flakes, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes and then add the tomatoes. Add the water and 1 1/2 tsp of salt.
    Bring to a boil and cover with a lid. Cook for about 30-45 minutes and then add basil leaves. Then in a vitamix puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper if needed along with a touch of cream if desired. Set aside and keep warm.
    tomato basi soup with grilled cheese

How to make grilled cheese

  • Lay out 8 pieces of bread. On 4 slices of bread distribute petite basque evenly. On the other 4 slices of bread add manchego or your other favorite cheeses (fontina, fresh mozzarella, muenster cheese, etc...). In a large saute pan add half the butter and olive oil; sandwich together one slice of bread with petite basque and one slice of manchego togehter and place 2 sandwiches in the pan.
    (The key to grilled cheese is cooking the sandwich very slowly so that the bread doesn't get too dark before the cheese has completely melted in the center. Slow and low is the name of the game for a perfect grilled cheese) Cook for 5-7 minutes and then flip over and cook for another 5 minutes. Then repeat the same process with the last two sandwiches.
    Cut the sandwich in half and serve with a bowl of tomato soup and enjoy!
    tomato soup recipe with grilled cheese

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