Tomato Soup with Cheese Croutons

Tomato Soup with Cheese Croutons

Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to this flavorful tomato soup topped with grilled cheesy crouton - a perfect side dish.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

12

servings

2
tablespoons olive oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) whole tomatoes, undrained
2
cups Progresso® chicken broth
2
tablespoons basil pesto
1
cup whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3
oz fontina cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)
4
slices (1/2 inch thick) rustic white bread
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil until onion is tender. Add tomatoes and broth, breaking up tomatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pesto, whipping cream, salt and pepper with whisk until blended. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes. In blender, place half of soup. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth. Return to Dutch oven. Repeat with remaining soup.
  2. Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese on each of 2 bread slices; top with remaining bread slices. Spread 1 tablespoon of the butter over one side of sandwiches. Place sandwiches, butter sides down, in 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat about 3 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Spread remaining 1 tablespoon butter over other sides of sandwiches. Turn; cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Cut each sandwich into 6 squares. Place a grilled cheese crouton on top of each serving.
Makes 12 servings (1/2 cup soup and 1 crouton)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 189
    • Total Fat 14g
      • (Saturated Fat 7g,),
    • Sodium 479mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 11g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 4g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 1 Vegetable;
      • 3 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.