Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The classic lunch of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich gets an upgrade with roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs in the soup, and a warm grilled sandwich with two kinds of cheese.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 servings
Nutrition Profile:


Roasted Tomato Soup

  • 3 ½ pounds roma tomatoes, halved

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ¼ cup shredded carrot

  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock or reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon Plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon Snipped fresh basil

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  • 4 slices reduced-calorie whole wheat bread

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese (1 ounce), shredded

  • ¼ cup American cheese (1 ounce), shredded


  1. To prepare the Roasted Tomato Soup: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange tomatoes, cut sides down, in two shallow baking pans. Roast on separate oven racks for 30 minutes, rearranging pans halfway through roasting time. Remove from oven; let stand until cool enough to handle. Using your fingers, lift skins from tomatoes and discard skins (some skins may remain on tomatoes); set tomatoes aside.

  2. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cook about 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and any liquid from baking pans, the chicken stock, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

  3. Transfer half of the tomato mixture to a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Repeat with the remaining tomato mixture. Return all to the saucepan. Stir in the 1 tablespoon basil, the salt, and pepper. Stir in the 2 tablespoons yogurt. Heat through.

  4. To prepare the Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Coat one side of each of slice of whole wheat bread with nonstick cooking spray. Lay slices of the bread, coated sides down, on a sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle 2 of the bread slices with cheddar cheese and American cheese, dividing cheeses evenly. Top with the remaining 2 bread slices, coated sides up.

  5. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches on hot griddle or skillet; cook about 6 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, turning once halfway through cooking time. Cut sandwiches into quarters to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 12g 23%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Vitamin A 3547IU 71%
Vitamin C 57mg 64%
Folate 98mcg 25%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Calcium 178mg 14%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 59mg 14%
Potassium 1038mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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