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tomato grilled cheese soup

Tomato Grilled Cheese Soup

  • Author: Adapted from Bon Appetit
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 28-oz cans fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes until onion is softened and lightly browned. Add a generous pinch of salt and a dash of pepper. Add tomato paste and stir into onions. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly until tomato paste is darkened in color. Add crushed tomatoes, broth, thyme, bay leaf and sugar. Bring to simmer; add more salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Simmer uncovered 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until flavors meld and soup thickens ever so slightly. Remove from heat; stir in cream. Remove thyme and bay leaf. Use immersion blender (or regular high-speed blender, in batches) to blend soup until smooth.
  3. Serve with gooey, buttery grilled cheese sandwiches cut into soldiers for maximum dipping ability.