On a cold and damp fall day or even on a meatless Monday, there is nothing better than a bowl of steaming tomato soup and a side of grilled cheese. This is a delicious recipe for Fire Roasted Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup with a Grilled Cheese Crouton. I made the grilled cheese crouton quite large so that it is filling and I used cheddar cheese.
The soup will keep in your fridge for several days in a mason jar. I blended the soup using a hand blender, but you can certainly use a blender or food processor. I also love the fact that the tomatoes are roasted and I put in a cup of basil, which just adds to the rich flavour. I used whatever fresh tomatoes I had on hand in the fridge, as you can see from the photo, but Roma would be best.