Grilled cheese meets tomato soup on a cheesy twist on a comfort food classic. No need to grill up that sandwich when you can make a big bowl of Tomato Soup au Gratin on a chilly night.
I love the fall, it’s always been my favorite time of year. The weather is pretty much perfect and I can’t resist the colors of fall foliage. There’s one thing though, one thing out of my control that gets me every year that I can’t stand about fall and I know I’m not the only one. Allergies!
Ugh! They are horrible! Braden asked what is there to be allergic to, nothing is in bloom. To be honest, I don’t know, hay? Isn’t this when hay fever is around? However, no joke just 2 days after the calendar said it was officially fall the sniffles started, then the constant sneezing, now the cold-like feelings and an allergy cough. It all sounds lovely doesn’t it? Every.Single.Year. So basically, my mornings and my nights are torture while I deal with allergies, no clue why the afternoons seem free and clear from it all.
All these cold-like feelings have left me craving the foods I want when I’m under the weather and that of course means soup. I’ve always been a give me a big piping bowl of soup person when I’m not feeling well, I swear it has healing properties. A few weeks ago I made a small batch of tomato soup for dinner and got to thinking wouldn’t this be awesome with melted cheese all over the top? Sort of like French onion soup minus the slow cooked onions? Why should they have all the au gratin fun after all?
I mean, I don’t know about you but I basically always need to have a grilled cheese sandwich when I have tomato soup and this basically takes that need away. Of course you’re welcome to add the extra cheesy goodness of the sandwich but this is pretty rich on its own.
I got to work on another batch of soup, this time adding parmesan toast rounds to hold up my cheese filled layer. Next came the cheese and you can really use anything you like as long as it is a great melting cheese. Go for mozzarella slices, provolone, gruyere, cheddar, swiss. Whatever your heart is feeling or what you’ve got at home! Just cover that top up, pop it in the oven and dinner is ready! The soup was surprisingly filling just as is and a small salad on the side made the perfect dinner.
Now with the soup all set, all I need to do is figure out how to get rid of these darn allergies!