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Grilled Cheese and Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Lil' Luna
The Jolly Holiday Combo is a favorite meal at the Happiest Place on Earth. It's a tasty, grilled cheese sandwich served with creamy tomato basil soup - comfort food at it's finest at Disneyland!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 57 kcal


  • 4 tsp minced garlic minced
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes drained, but reserve the liquid
  • 1/2 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp basil puree or fresh chopped basil
  • 2 c chicken broth
  • 1 c reserved tomato liquid from the can
  • 1/3 c heavy whipping cream
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste to taste
  • croutons
  • Parmesan Cheese optional


  • Saute the garlic in a large pot over medium heat until fragrant.
  • Add the tomatoes, basil, thyme and onion powder to the pot. (not the tomato liquid). Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the chicken broth and the tomato liquid. Stir and allow to cook, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add garlic salt and pepper to taste. Working in small batches add the soup to a blender. Blend the chunky mixture until it is smooth and creamy. Pour into a large serving bowl. Repeat with the remaining soup until it has all been blended and added to a serving bowl.
  • Stir the heavy cream into the blended mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Taste, if needed, and add more garlic salt and pepper. Garnish with croutons, basil and Parmesan Cheese.


Calories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 361mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 288IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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