Soup season is upon us and this soup has been on my list to make for a few months now. I love a good creamy tomato soup on a chilly day with a grilled cheese [extra cheesy, of course]. I recently purchased the premade basil tomato soup from Safeway and it was delicious, creamy and was premade so I just had to heat it up. The only thing I wasn’t fond of was that it had heavy cream in it. I typically don’t like cream-based soups (besides the Clam Chowder at Cafef Fina) but every now and then I come across one that I can’t stop thinking about, like this one. #FoodieProbs
When I first made this recipe I had every intention of adding whole milk to the soup to give it a creamy base. After I blended it with my immersion blender the consistency was silky smooth so I decided to leave the milk out. This soup may sound like a lot of work but it took me less than an hour from start to finish!
I basically lived on grilled cheese sandwiches in college so I’ve had plenty them to say the least. I don’t eat grilled cheese nearly as much as I used to so making this soup is a perfect excuse to whip up my favorite cheesy treat. On a side note, my favorite way to make a grilled cheese is with buttered sliced sourdough bread, cheddar cheese and American cheese. You just can’t go wrong with that combo!