Grilled Cheese and Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
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!
- 4 tsp 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 cream
- garlic salt, pepper to taste
- 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