Cream of Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons. Caramelized oven roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs blended to an easy, creamy delicious comfort meal.

Dinner, Soup | October 17, 2017 | By

Cream of Tomato Soup with grilled cheese croutons.  Oven roasted tomatoes plus fresh herbs and cream blended into an easy, silky, 0utrageously delicious comfort meal. Top with homemade grilled cheese croutons.

It was tough saying goodbye to summer this year (except the bathing suit part), but cooler weather means it’s time for one of my favorite combinations, Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese.

This Cream of Tomato Soup was made with the last of my garden tomatoes along with some herbs and comes with a modern twist, Grilled Cheese Croutons that have become my new obsession. If you’re reading this and it’s not tomato season, some Romas from the local market will do the job, too.

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons. Caramelized oven roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs blended to an easy, creamy delicious comfort meal.

Tomato Soup has been my go-to comfort meal since I was a little girl. I loved the creaminess and tangy tomato taste from that classic red and white can (what did I know?). 

This Cream of Tomato Soup is way better than any canned version you’ll find in stores. Plus, if you’re tomato garden is running rampant, this is your recipe.

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons. Caramelized oven roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs blended to an easy, creamy delicious comfort meal.

Cream of Tomato Soup is easy to make, leaves your house smelling amazing and the grilled cheese croutons ~ well, they almost overshadow the soup itself.

Cream of Tomato Soup Ingredients:

  • Roma tomatoes
  • onion
  • garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • tomato paste
  • chicken stock
  • fresh thyme
  • butter
  • heavy cream (optional: half and half)
  • chicken stock

How to make Cream of Tomato Soup:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons. Caramelized oven roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs blended to an easy, creamy delicious comfort meal.

Place the tomatoes and onion on a baking sheet, tuck the garlic cloves into the tomatoes so they aren’t directly on the cookie sheet then drizzle the olive oil over the top.

Season with salt and pepper then lay the thyme sprigs over the top and roast 25 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and are starting to caramelized on the bottom and edges. 

Transfer the cooled tomatoes to a soup pot then add the butter, stock and tomato paste. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes then blend with an immersion blender until its smooth. Add the cream, blending gently with a spoon. Optional: drizzle cream over the top of each bowl.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven, discard the thyme sprigs then transfer the tomatoes, veggies, juices and brown bits to a pot.

Add the butter, stock and tomato paste then cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add the cream and smooth using an immersion blender. If you don’t have an immersion blender, cool the soup then transfer to a standard blender.

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons. Caramelized oven roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs blended to an easy, creamy delicious comfort meal.

Grilled Cheese Croutons:

Grilled cheese croutons are optional but if you like a good grilled cheese sandwich with your tomato soup, give these a try. The variety of cheese you can use is up to you.

You’ll want a good melting cheese ~ anything from classic American to Smoked Gouda or even Pepper Jack if you’re looking for a little kick.

Start with 4 slices of hearty sandwich bread. Brush the outsides of the bread with butter then add any variety of cheese you prefer inside. Add the top of the bread to form a sandwich then cook in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Turn and cook the opposite side then cut into squares. 

Looking for an authentically delicious Roasted Tomato Marinara? Look no further.

Enjoy!

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Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons. Caramelized oven roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs blended to an easy, creamy delicious comfort meal.

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons. Caramelized oven roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs blended to an easy, creamy delicious comfort meal.

Cream of Tomato Soup

Roasted tomatoes, onions and fresh herbs blended with cream for a delicious homemade tomato soup.
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CourseSoup
CuisineAmerican
Keywordcream of tomato soup, roasted tomato soup
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings4
AuthorA Gouda Life

Ingredients

  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream can substitute half and half

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place the tomatoes and onion on a baking sheet, tuck the garlic cloves into the tomatoes so they arenโ€™t directly on the cookie sheet then drizzle the olive oil over the top.
  • Season with salt and pepper then lay the thyme sprigs over the top and roast
  • Roast 25 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and are starting to caramelized on the bottom and edges.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven, discard the thyme sprigs then transfer the tomatoes, veggies, juices and brown bits to a pot.
  • Add the butter, stock and tomato paste.
  • Cook over medium heat 5 minutes then add the cream and smooth using an immersion blender. If you don't have an immersion blender, cool the soup then transfer to a standard blender.

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    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!

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      Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Thanks Tammi — I hope you do! It’s super easy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sam @ PancakeWarriors
    September 27, 2015

    Horray for all things fall. Yes to the boots and sweaters and goodbye bathing suits ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a great time of year for comfort foods and this soup and sammy combo knocks it out of the park! Yum!

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      Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Tim obviously has good taste in women AND soup! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      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.

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    Tara
    September 27, 2015

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

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      Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Your garden tomatoes would be perfect Tara!

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    Liz
    September 27, 2015

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

    • Leave a Reply

      Bernie
      September 29, 2015

      Thank you so much Liz!!

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    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!

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    Sarah
    October 1, 2015

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

    • Leave a Reply

      Bernie
      October 2, 2015

      Sarah — it’s a go big or go home kind of thing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Bernie
      October 6, 2015

      Thanks Sue! Here in the Midwest, we need all the warming we can get ๐Ÿ™‚

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