Roasted Tomato Soup and Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Soup and Bacon-Tomato Grilled Cheese #SundaySupper

Dinner | September 27, 2015 | By

It’s tough saying goodbye to summer (except the bathing suit part), but the #SundaySupper crew has made it a bit more palatable (pun intended) by celebrating fall flavors with all kinds of really great recipes for appetizers, main dishes and even desserts! I’m sharing one of my favorite combinations that says fall to me — a hearty bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. There are many, many variations of each, but my favorite is Roasted Tomato Soup thick and creamy along with a Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese — a combination that’ll have you wishing for more long after its gone.

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year in Michigan. The temps are moderate. The air is crisp and the colors of the leaves are spectacular!

Actually, fall as a whole is pretty spectacular ~~~ 

  • Football – I may not know all the rules but I do know that football get-togethers have the BEST food.
  • Tailgating — see what I mean? The food!
  • Trips to the cider mill for warm, slightly greasy donuts and crisp, cool tangy cider — food again. . . I’m seeing a pattern.
  • Halloween.
  • Sweaters. . .soft, warm. They don’t mind or tell if you haven’t lost those 5 lbs!
  • ♥
  • Low humidity ~ translation ~ good hair days.
  • And of course, tasty comfort food cooked inside the house leaving amazing aromas. 

Anyway, back to the topic at hand — Roasted Tomato Soup and what would surely be its partner for life if soup could marry, a Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese. I struggled with what recipe to share. I have so many favorite fall recipes. My decision-making ability was like a squirrel crossing the road — yes, no, go, stop, soup, casserole, roast, potatoes, side dish, appetizer, yes, no, yes, go — stop!! I drove myself nuts (ha-ha squirrels — nuts!) but finally decided on this Roasted Tomato Soup which needed a great dunking sandwich. . .golden toasted French bread filled with Smoked Gouda and tangy Goat cheese, crispy bacon and sliced tomato. 

tomato bacon grilled cheese 


I grew up on a particular brand of canned soup you’ve probably tasted. That brand carried me pretty well into adulthood, thank you very much. I still love that tomato soup in a nostalgic kind of way. Nothing says comfort like food from your childhood. Even though that soup still comforts me and routinely makes its way into my shopping cart, it doesn’t hold a candle to this Roasted Tomato Soup with its richness and tomatoey goodness. Since we’re adults now (not sure when it happened, but I’m pretty sure it did), my ‘adult’ Roasted Tomato Soup just had to be paired with an ‘adult’ sandwich and with all due respect to the bright orange cheese slices in cellophane, it was a go big or go home moment. 

tomato bacon grilled cheese sandwich

This soup recipe is very easy to make. Okay, not as easy as canned and it will never, ever take the shape of a can or make that recognizable glop when you empty it into a pan (a noise you probably won’t miss), but it IS easy enough that you won’t shy away from making it again. . . and again.

These Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shooters make delicious appetizers and practically guaranteed to make your party the one everyone will want to be invited to.

tomato soup and grilled cheese shooters 

So here’s to a fall season filled with colorful fall leaves, football, tailgating and your classic cool weather recipes along with some new ones from the #SundaySupper family:
Check out A Guide to Apples plus Best Fall Recipes Ideas for #SundaySupper and this week’s recipe collection:


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Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon Grilled Cheese #SundaySupper
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  1. 6-8 Roma tomatoes, halved, seeds and stems removed
  2. Olive oil for drizzling
  3. Sea salt
  4. Fresh cracked black pepper
  5. 2 cloves of garlic
  6. 1 small onion, quartered
  7. 1/4-1/2 cup of whole milk
  8. 1 tablespoon of butter
  9. 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  1. Sliced French bread
  2. Goat cheese, softened
  3. Smoked Gouda cheese, sliced
  4. Softened butter
  5. REAL Bacon bits
  6. 1 Roma tomato, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place the tomatoes and onion on a cookie sheet.
  3. Tuck the garlic cloves into the tomatoes so they aren't directly on the cookie sheet.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast about 35-40 minutes or until tomatoes are softened and beginning to brown on the edges.
  6. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and cool completely.
  7. Add the tomato/onion mixture to a blender.
  8. Pulse then blend until smooth.
  9. Pour the mixture into a saucepan or stock pot.
  10. Add 1/4 cup of the whole milk, butter and finely chopped sage.
  11. If the soup isn't to your desired consistency, add the remaining 1/4 cup of milk gradually.
  1. Begin heating your pan over low heat.
  2. Butter the bread on the outside.
  3. Inside place 2-3 slices of Gouda cheese on one side of the bread.
  4. On the other side of the bread spread a layer of Goat cheese.
  5. Scatter the bacon bits onto the Goat cheese then gently press into it to secure.
  6. Top with sliced tomatoes.
  7. Put the sandwich together and grill both sides to a golden brown in either a frying pan or griddle.
  1. This recipe can be served as a meal or smaller portions as an appetizer.

  1. Tammi @Momma's Meals
    September 27, 2015

    Can you believe I just made my first homemade tomato soup last year for the first time? I had no idea how easy it was. I can’t wait to try yours!

    • Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Thanks Tammi — I hope you do! It’s super easy 🙂

  2. Sam @ PancakeWarriors
    September 27, 2015

    Horray for all things fall. Yes to the boots and sweaters and goodbye bathing suits 🙂 It’s a great time of year for comfort foods and this soup and sammy combo knocks it out of the park! Yum!

    • Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Thank you so much!!

    • Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Tim obviously has good taste in women AND soup! 🙂

  3. Hezzi-D
    September 27, 2015

    I love tomato soup…can’t wait to make it for myself!

    • Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Please do! It’ll warm you from the inside out on a cold day — and the bacon-tomato grilled cheese pairs well with it.

  4. Tara
    September 27, 2015

    Yum! This would be a great way to use up the last of my tomatoes from the garden.

    • Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Your garden tomatoes would be perfect Tara!

  5. Liz
    September 27, 2015

    Such a classic pairing! Both your amped up grilled cheese and your tomato soup look marvelous!

    • Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Thank you so much Liz!!

    • Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      hahaha thanks Betsy!!

    • Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Thank you Cindy!

  6. Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook
    September 29, 2015

    Thank you for making me smile – loved your squirrel analogy. You settled on a fantastic fall meal.
    Anywho…. I love that you roast the tomatoes first, so much flavor!

  7. Sarah
    October 1, 2015

    Tomato soup AND grilled cheese with bacon?? Heck yes!

    • Bernie
      October 2, 2015

      Sarah — it’s a go big or go home kind of thing!! 🙂

  8. Sue Lau
    October 4, 2015

    Great soup for cool weather!

    • Bernie
      October 6, 2015

      Thanks Sue!