Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

We love the classic grilled cheese and tomato soup combo.  There’s something so satisfying about dipping buttery, cheesy bread into hot tomato soup.

About six weeks ago (yes this post is a tad overdo) I was searching for a simple yes satisfying recipe that would be special enough for W’s birthday and also manageable to make on a work night.  Notice how I just upgraded BF’s blog nickname to W?  Now that we’re engaged it feels appropriate.

When I found Joanne’s recipe for Apple, Leek, and Gruyere Grilled Cheese I knew I had found my dinner solution.  I love sneaking vegetables into dishes full of cheese and carbs.

The apple, carmelized leek, and gruyere created a perfectly delicious and comforting birthday dinner.   This is definitely a recipe worth repeating.  I made a roasted tomato and eggplant soup to pair with the grilled cheese.

The soup was inspired by roasted tomato and eggplant soup I had on vacation in Park City.  I used this roasted tomato soup recipe from Closet Cooking with the addition of one medium sized eggplant, cut into chunks and roasted.

Both recipes were quick enough for a work night – but with the sophisticated flavors of each dish you would think they required more time!

What are your favorite fillings for grilled cheese?

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One Comment

  1. Michelle Collins
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM | Permalink

    I <3 grilled cheese! I love adding caramelized onions to mine. I've also recently seen some recipes that used shaved Brussels sprouts – I'm hoping to try that soon!

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