SMOKY TOMATO SOUP WITH GRILLED CHEDDAR CHEESE

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled & smashed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2-28 oz. cans whole fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1-14.5 oz. can chicken broth (can also use vegetable broth)
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo, chopped
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 36 slices rye cocktail bread
  • 1-6 oz. block cheddar cheese, cut into 2" squares

Directions

  • 1. Heat EVOO over medium heat in a saucepan. Add onion, garlic, & thyme; cook for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, & chipotle; lower heat & simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Puree soup using a blender.
  • 3. Butter 1 side of each bread slice. Spread unbuttered side of half of the slices with mustard; top with a slice of cheese and remaining bread, buttered side up. Grill over medium heat in a nonstick skillet or griddle until cheese melts (3-4 minutes on each side). Serve with soup.

Notes

Categories: Soup  Soup  Vegetable 

Author Credit: Rachel Ray

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