Grilled Cheese and Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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Beverley Published: June 2, 2021 Modified: June 2, 2021

How To Make Grilled Cheese and Tomato Basil Soup

A classic comfort food combination, this rich and garlicky tomato basil soup is the perfect partner to any gooey grilled cheese sandwich.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 4tspgarlic,minced
  • 28oztomatoes,diced and drained, but reserve the liquid
  • ½tspthyme,dried
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 2tbspbasil puree,or fresh chopped basil
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • 1cuptomato liquid,reserved from the can
  • cupheavy cream
  • garlic salt and pepper,to taste
  • croutons
  • parmesan cheese,optional


  1. Saute the garlic in a large pot over medium heat until fragrant.

  2. Add the tomatoes, basil, thyme and onion powder to the pot. (not the tomato liquid). Stir and cook for 10 minutes.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the chicken broth and the tomato liquid. Stir and allow to cook, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  4. Add garlic salt and pepper to taste. Working in small batches add the soup to a blender. Blend the chunky mixture until it is smooth and creamy. Pour into a large serving bowl.

  5. Repeat with the remaining soup until it has all been blended and added to a serving bowl.

  6. Stir the heavy cream into the blended mixture. Mix until well combined.

  7. Taste, if needed, and add more garlic salt and pepper. Garnish with croutons, basil and Parmesan Cheese.


  • Calories: 81.77kcal
  • Fat: 4.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.52g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.07g
  • Fiber: 1.65g
  • Sugar: 4.36g
  • Protein: 2.96g
  • Cholesterol: 15.39mg
  • Sodium: 96.06mg
  • Calcium: 27.62mg
  • Potassium: 368.15mg
  • Iron: 0.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 92.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.03mg
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