Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Roasted Tomato Soup is creamy, flavourful and topped with delicious grilled cheese croutons.

Roasted Tomato Soup in two white ramekins,

I don’t have many words today (that’s a surprise) but this soup was actually made way back in March and I’ve been wanting to share it would you ever since. Since we grow tomatoes we’re always looking for new ways to use it, and this was such an easy and delicious way to share it.

The weather has been weird – hot during the day, and now the nights are getting pretty cold. Now that it’s getting into soup weather, and the fact that I’ve already had soup quite a lot already, it seemed prime time to share this soup recipe. This was definitely my favourite tomato soup to date, and it hits all the notes on creaminess, taste, texture and flavour. I’m tempted to compare to to a bisque because it’s also a nicely thick soup.

I’ve always been a fan of grilled cheese sandwiches and although I’ve had quite a lot less in the past few months, it’s the perfect addition to tomato soup if you ask me. I thought it would be great to serve the grilled cheese as croutons which taste magnificent on top of the tomato soup, already soaking up the flavour for you and still having it’s crispness.

If you’re not yet ready for soup weather, save this recipe for when you are – I guarantee you’ll love it!

Roasted Tomato Soup in two ramekins with spoons.

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:



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Two white bowls of tomato soup.

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

This Roasted Tomato Soup is creamy, flavourful and topped with delicious grilled cheese croutons
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Soups
Cuisine American
  • 2 onions peeled and chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and diced finely
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 stick celery finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh ripe tomatoes halved
  • 1 l vegetable stock 4 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar/coconut sugar/sucanat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • handful fresh basil shredded (optional)

Grilled Cheese Croutons:

  • Two Slices Multigrain bread
  • 1 slice cheese


  • In a large pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil.
  • Add the onions, carrot, celery and garlic. Cover and cook for 10 minutes until soft. Add the sugar, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • Add the stock and bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer the soup to a blender and blend for about 1 minute until smooth, or if you have an immersion blender (produces much smoother results) blend until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Top with garnish and grilled cheese croutons.

Grilled Cheese Croutons

  • While soup is simmering, In a grilled cheese maker or on a skillet, prepare grill cheese sandwich to your likening until very crisp. Cut into cubes and add a few to soup immediately before serving.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 1719mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4095IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg
by Jessica

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  1. Roasting the tomatoes brings out such an amazing flavour, doesn’t it.

  2. Ok, I am TOTALLY ready for soup. It’s kind of bittersweet because I am TOTALLY not ready for the cold. 😉 This looks sooo yummy Jessica. I’m dying over these grilled cheese croutons! Pinned!

    • Jessica says:

      I’m so with you! The cold seems like a kinda cruel toss up for the soups! Thanks Justine and thanks for pinning!

  3. I vote for soup too, Jessica! Tomato soup with grilled cheese… croutons! Yessss! Thanks, Jessica!

  4. LOVE the grilled cheese croutons! Such a fun idea… 😀

  5. Ashley says:

    How fun are these croutons??? I love it! The soup sounds delicious too 🙂 I love a good tomato soup!

  6. Yum, this soup is perfect for the fall chilly nights! 🙂

  7. This kinda needs to be my midnight snack tonight. I am DYING over how awesome those croutons look! How genius!

  8. I got so excited when I read the title of this post!! Grilled cheese croutons are pretty much the best thing ever and I can’t think of a more delicious way to enjoy them than in a roasted tomato soup! This dish sounds so perfect 🙂

  9. Awh yeah. . roasted-tomato-soup is one of my fall faves . . and the grilled cheese croutons are perfection! love!

  10. What’s really funny is I was thinking of this just the other day… looks delish and I LOOOOOVE roasted tomatoes, sweet like candy!

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