Monday, April 22, 2013

Creamy Tomato Soup

Nothing goes better with a grilled cheese than Tomato Soup!

When I decided to make these grilled pimento cheese sandwiches I knew I wanted to make my own tomato soup to go with them.

This recipe is not only fast and easy but delicious!

What you need,

1 tbsp. olive oil
½ cup finely diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
2 cups vegetable broth or chicken stock
2 15 oz. cans (4 cups) of diced tomatoes
1 tbsp. brown sugar
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
Salt and Pepper to taste
½ cup Greek yogurt

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Toss in the bay leaves.

Add the tomatoes and broth, stir to combine. Stir in the brown sugar, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove the bay leaves from the pot. Use an immersion blender or a regular blender to puree the soup until smooth.  Stir in the yogurt until well combined. Cook until the soup is heated through, about 5 minutes.

Serve alongside your favorite grilled cheese!

This soup is full of tomato flavor! The Greek yogurt makes it creamy but not heavy.

It is truly wonderful!


Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod


  1. Yum to this and bigger yum to the grilled cheese! I have actually had a pimento cheese grilled cheese from our grilled cheese truck! But really for me cheese, toasted buttery bread and it is a perfect meal!! Yum! I want this combo righhhtt MEOW!

    1. I'm with you Katie!! <3 Cheese, toasted buttery bread & an awesome tomato soup is an absolute dream. Super yum yum yummy. I want this right 'meow' too <3 ;)

  2. My husband is a big fan of grilled cheese and tomato soup! I'll have to try this soup the next time we have grilled cheese!

  3. Oh my JennyB, you've done it AGAIN...posted something so perfectly delicious that I want to go make this RIGHT NOW. Forever a grilled dipped in tomato soup has been my most favorite comfort food & I can't hardly wait to whip this up. Perfect meal for our non spring-like spring weather & for any day!! You rock this blog sister <3 Thank you SO much for another awesome recipe.