Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheddar-Basil Sandwiches

Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheddar-Basil Sandwiches

“This creamy tomato soup is an updated version of a childhood favorite — Muir Glen’s consistently fresh tomato flavor and moisture content make it a perfect soup base that will deliver the same great flavors every time you make it.” says Chef Will Gilson from Garden at the Cellar Gastropub in Boston

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

Soup
1/4
cup olive oil
1
medium onion, diced
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2
cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen® Organic or Meridian Ruby™ diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup whipping cream
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
Sandwiches
1/4
cup butter, softened, or olive oil
12
slices white bread
12
slices aged Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
12
large fresh basil leaves
  1. In 4-quart saucepan, heat olive oil, onion and garlic over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Add tomatoes; heat 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add remaining soup ingredients. In blender, place soup mixture. Cover; puree until smooth.
  3. Spread butter on 1 side of each bread slice. Arrange 6 slices bread, buttered side down, on work surface, and place 2 slices cheese and 2 basil leaves on each bread slice. Top with remaining 6 bread slices, buttered sides up. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook 2 sandwiches at a time over medium heat until golden brown and cheese just melts; repeat for remaining sandwiches. Serve with soup.
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 320),
  • Total Fat 35g
    • (Saturated Fat 17g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 1150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 1 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.