Copycat Friendly’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup Recipe

Delicious and heart-warming, you won’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to enjoy this culinary classic! Enjoy this soup and sandwich combo any day of the week without using a drive-thru.

Copycat Friendly’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup Recipe

How To Make Copycat Friendly's Ultimate Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup

Whip up a classic dish with this Friendly's copycat grilled cheese and tomato soup recipe. Enjoy a filling meal made in under an hour.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins


For Tomato Soup:

  • 4 cups tomatoes, canned, crushed or diced
  • cups red onions, diced
  • cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp liquid smoke
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

  • 6 sourdough bread, (½-inch slices)
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 American cheese slices
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • unsalted butter , at room temperature for greasing


Tomato Soup:

  1. Heat up the oil in a soup pot. Add onions and potatoes. Saute until translucent.

  2. Add the tomatoes and the liquid smoke then continue sauteing.

  3. Add the vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer and continue simmering for roughly 10 minutes until the soup has slightly reduced.

  4. Remove the soup from the heat and puree until smooth.

  5. Return to the heat, then adjust with salt and pepper.

  6. Set aside in a warm area.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

  1. Preheat the griddle or skillet and grease with butter.

  2. Spread roughly 1 tablespoon of butter on both sides of each sliced bread.

  3. Place 2 slices of American cheese per sliced bread, then sprinkle ⅓ cup of mozzarella cheese.

  4. Cover with the remaining bread slice, butter side up.

  5. Grill until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted.

To Assemble:

  1. Reheat the soup, then pour into a serving bowl of choice.

  2. Cut the grilled cheese into triangles and serve with the tomato soup.


  • Sugar: 17g
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  • Calcium: 540mg
  • Calories: 1669kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 271g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Fat: 38g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Iron: 17mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Potassium: 1066mg
  • Protein: 63g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 3038mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1629IU
  • Vitamin C: 24mg
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