Tomato Grilled Cheese Soup

admin December 8, 2014 0
Tomato Grilled Cheese Soup

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes (not drained)
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 6 slices day-old bread, cubed
  • 16 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded

Instructions:

  1. Using a large stock pot or Dutch oven, add the olive oil. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add the onion and garlic; saute for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are slightly soft.
  2. Add the tomato paste; cook for 2-3 more minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, sugar, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30-35 minutes.
  4. Using a stick blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  5. Add the cubed bread and shredded cheese. Stir until cheese has fully melted.

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