Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup

This simple Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup was creamy, hot, and the perfect cold weather lunch. Paired with grilled cheese fingers made a satisfying meal!

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

Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup

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. 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.


Creamy Soup Sans Cream

You’d never guess this 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!


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Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup

Serves 8 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

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


  • 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


  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.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 114kcal Calories from fat 55
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. I love tomato soup, and that cheese finger atop makes it even more inviting!

  2. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    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!

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