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This simple Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup was creamy, hot, and the perfect cold weather lunch. Paired with grilled cheese fingers made a deliciously satisfying meal! As a bonus, there is NO cream in this tasty soup recipe.

Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup

Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Fingers

Am I the last person in the world to pair a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup?? Maybe it was because I always pictured this combination with an icky canned version of soup. I avoided it like the plague. Plus, when I was a child I didn’t like my food touching. Soup was good. Grilled cheese sandwiches were good.  But a sandwich in my soup? No, thank you, ma’am!

Well, I’ve been missing out. This dreamy tomato soup was flavored with garlic, onions and a sprig of thyme. I must admit, it was amazing with a simple grilled cheese.

Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup

Creamy Soup Sans Cream

You’d never guess this thyme kissed tomato soup wasn’t loaded with cream. The secret is to use a blender to puree the smithereens out of the contents of your stock pot before serving.

Nearly silky smooth, it was nice to focus the calories on a thick layer of cheese in my sandwich. A gooey Muenster and a sharp cheddar melted together deliciously. An excellent pairing, I’d say!

Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup

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Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup | A luscious classic made without cream!

Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup

A Classic Tomato Soup flavored with thyme adapted from Fine Cooking.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour (all purpose is fine, but I like using Wondra because it doesn’t lump)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 28-ounce can whole peeled plum tomatoes, puréed (include the juice)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh thyme sprigs to garnish, optional
  • Grilled cheese fingers (cut grilled cheese into 4 strips), to serve, optional

Instructions

  1. In a nonreactive 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, heat the oil and butter over medium-low heat until the butter melts. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft but not browned, about 8 minutes. Add the flour and stir to coat the onion and garlic.
  2. In a large pan, heat the oil and butter until the butter melts. Add the onion and garlic and cook, until onions are soft, but not brown. Add the flour and stir to mix.
  3. Add the broth, tomatoes, sugar, thyme, and about ¼ teaspoon of both salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat stirring occasionally so the bottom does not burn. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 40 minutes.
  4. Remove the thyme sprig. Let cool a bit, then add to blender to puree in small batches. Reheat if needed to serve. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper if needed. Serve with a small sprig of thyme and grilled cheese fingers if desired.

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32 comments on “Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Fingers #SundaySupper”

  1. I love tomato soup, and that cheese finger atop makes it even more inviting!

  2. I love tomato soup and grilled cheese its the perfect combination!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR LIZ and FAMILY hope you have a healthy fabulous year to come!

  3. You have a great style ! Perfect combination; happy to find you ! Thank you and have a pleasant day !

  4. I haven’t had this classic combo before either! That’s soon to change! I can’t wait to try this soup in the new year 🙂

  5. I love tomato soup, it’s so comforting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year

  6. I love a good and creamy tomato soup. And the addition of thyme looks so nice and comfy. Such a comfy and delicious share. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

  7. Love your combo of cheeses…and yes, tomato soup and grilled cheese is classic American cuisine at its finest =)

  8. I love this combination of soup and sandwich. Comfort food at it’s best. Thyme is such a perfect herb for this. Happy New Years!!

  9. Welcome to the grilled cheese and tomato soup club. I could live on this combo, especially this version with its hit of sophisticated thyme. Add a bottle of Beaujolais from the cru Moulin-a-Vent and be further transported. A truly magical wine and food pairing I try to have whenever possible. GREG

  10. Love that kiss of thyme and the grilled cheese is a must!

  11. Interesting combibation!

  12. I love tomato soup and could enjoy it year round. This recipe sounds so easy and looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  13. You’ve turned a childhood favorite into a fancy grown-up meal! Love it:@)

  14. I often put chicken stock in my tomato soup too. I love the tip to use a bit of flour!

  15. I love this combinations how comforting and delicious all in one bowl!

  16. Once you taste homemade tomato soup you’ll never buy the canned version again! Love the lovely hint of thyme added in this recipe. Perfect for meal for an overcast day like I’m having now.

  17. Oh Liz – that looks so good and I agree about the icky canned tomato soup. It’s hard to believe that there is no cream in this – perfection. This will be on our lunch table very soon!

  18. The grilled cheese fingers really set this delicious soup over the top! Such a delightful recipe and perfect for a cold and rainy day!

  19. Yum! It’s supposed to rain here for days. This looks like a perfect to add a bit a of pizzazz and comfort! I’m with you, I would’t have liked anything like this growing up, but it sounds heavenly now!

  20. Those pictures are fantastic! I am dreaming about grilled cheese floating in tomato soup tonight I have a feeling!

  21. Amazing that you don’t use cream in this recipe. Perfect for my dairy sensitive husband…I can always use his raw butter for the butter bit…Confession: I always loved the canned tomato soup with grilled cheese. It was sooo Americana =)

  22. There were some awesome Roma tomatoes at my grocer the week we returned from Arizona, so I bought a bunch and oven roasted them for soup, boy was it tasty. Love that you combined the soup with thyme, that is a wonderful flavour combo. The grilled cheese fingers just escalate the soup to the next level. I can just imagine how tasty this recipe is.

  23. I actually ate this with the cheese fingers at a wedding at midnight! It was better than the regular meal! Now I’ll make my own!

  24. So glad you finally found the awesome treat of grilled cheese and tomato soup! There’s a local restaurant that I frequent and always order this. It’s awesome and looks just like yours. Whoops…I think the restaurant just lost a customer. Why pay for it when I can make it at home, Thanks Liz!

  25. It could be upward of 90 degrees and I would still make this. Grilled Cheese Fingers, yes, yes, yes!

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