A Favorite Tomato Soup Recipe On National Grilled Cheese Day

Is there a better pairing than a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup? Not that we can think of! So to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day (4/12/22), here is a delicious tomato soup recipe to consider from The New Basics Cookbook

Serving Size:


  • 70 ounces plum tomatoes with their juice — (2-35 ounce cans)
  • 2 carrots — thinly sliced
  • 2 onions — thinly sliced
  • 2Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves garlic — chopped (6 to 8)
  • Grating of nutmeg (1/4 tsp.)
  • 1/4 Cup Torn Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Pinch Oregano
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugars
  • Salt & Pepper — to taste
  • 2 cups cream or half-and-half 
  • Saute onions, carrots, and garlic in the olive oil, until limp, about 10 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except cream. Bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat down and cover slightly, simmer for 50 minutes.
  • Puree the soup in a blender (be very careful to not put too much soup in blender at one time, so it doesn’t explode throughout your kitchen!!!)
  • Put back in soup pot. Add the cream or half- and-half, heat through.
  • Adjust seasonings.
  • Serve with a grilled cheese.

Man eating a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup and wearing a NEATsheet with Cinnamon Stick pattern.

We have one final recommendation when enjoying the perfect pairing of grilled cheese and tomato soup. Make sure to wear a NEATsheet to eliminate the inevitable splatters and stains.



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