• Jarlsberg® •
• Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons •
• Ingredients •
You will need
- 1 cup Olive Oil
- 1 cup Chopped onion
- 1 cup Chopped carrot
- 2 tbsp. Garlic, finely chopped
- 4 cups Water
- 32 ounces Tomato sauce (caned)
- 16 ounces Tomato paste (canned)
- 1 tbsp. Salt
- 1 cup Half and half
- 8 Slices whole grain bread
- 16 slices Jarlsberg® cheese
- 4 tbsp. Butter, room temperature
- Chopped parsley, for garnish
Makes 8 servings
A comfort food classic with a twist: tomato soup topped with cheesy croutons!
Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a cozy classic. Give a twist by making these bite-sized grilled cheese "croutons" and topping your soup.
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute.
Add water, tomato sauce, tomato paste and salt to saucepan and stir. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until thickened slightly, stirring occasionally.
Remove soup from heat. Carefully blend mixture in saucepan with hand-held immersion blender until smooth. Stir in half and half. Set aside in a warm place.
Make grilled cheese croutons by buttering one side of each bread slice, then placing 2 Jarlsberg® slices on half the bread on the non-buttered side. Top with remaining bread slice, buttered side out, then cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until both sides are very crisp and cheese is melted. Remove from heat and let rest for 2 minutes. Trim top crust and cut into cubes. Place cubed "croutons" into each bowl of warmed tomato soup. Garnish with chopped parsley.