It’s one of the simplest, most delicious ways to make a meal: pair a quick-fix soup with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich. The go-to comfort food pairing might be tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich with American cheese, but if you’re looking for more ways to enjoy this classic combo, you’re not alone. We picked out some of our favorite soups and found the perfect cheeses to pair them with, so next time you have a craving, you can start getting creative with your soup and sandwich!
Progresso Vegetable Classics Lentil and Swiss Grilled Cheese
One of our favorite all-vegetable soups is earthy, herby lentil. It’s perfect for vegetarians, but hearty enough that it’ll satisfy anyone with a big appetite. Swiss cheese, with its tangy edge, is the perfect choice to bring a little brightness to the soup-and-sandwich combination.
Take it to the next level with: Gruyere
Cave-aged gruyere, whether it’s from Switzerland or the U.S., has even more complex flavor, with hints of mushroom, hay and fruitiness, depending on the specific variety.
Progresso Chicken and Orzo with Lemon and Havarti Grilled Cheese
A light soup makes an easy meal any time of the year, and Chicken and Orzo with Lemon is a bright, flavorful choice. Match it with a grilled cheese stuffed with melty Havarti, a creamy Danish cheese that’s easy to find in the refrigerated aisles or the deli.
Take it to the next level with: Dill Havarti
The green, herbal flavor of dill is a great compliment to lemon, so this specialized variety of Havarti is a great choice for some extra flavor.
Progresso Vegetable Classics Tomato Basil and American Grilled Cheese
And of course, sometimes you’re in the mood for the classic combination. But don’t just wing it—take our recipe for American Grilled Cheese and pair it with Progresso Vegetable Classics Tomato Basil.
Take it to the next level with: Velveeta Slices
For the cheesiest, meltiest grilled cheese sandwich ever, swap traditional American cheese singles for Velveeta Slices—and get dunking!
Progresso Light Zesty Santa Fe Style Chicken and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese
Calling all chile fanatics and heat seekers! Go for a light but flavor-boosted chicken soup and pair it with melty, spicy Pepper Jack to put a Southwest spin on soup and grilled cheese.
Take it to the next level with: Ghost Pepper Jack
Progresso Beef & Vegetable and Gouda Grilled Cheese
Hearty Beef & Vegetable soup is a pantry essential, ready for anytime you need a quick, comforting meal. The ideal cheese to pair with it is a rich, buttery Gouda that adds a little extra ooey-gooey indulgence.
Take it to the next level with: Smoked Gouda
How to make a Gouda grilled cheese even better? Try an indulgent smoked version!