Combining a classic grilled cheese recipe with creamy tomato soup all in one sandwich! Super simple and only 3 ingredients!
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Real California Milk products and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Happy Marathon Monday!
Best to luck to all the runners down in Beantown today. The only marathon I’ll be doing is of Food Network reruns cuz this gal’s got the day off! Woop to the woop.
And what better way to celebrate than with a childhood favorite twist turned upside down.
I used to have either a pb & j or a grilled cheese as a snack after school just about every day in high school, and would openly consider a sandwich a snack food. Now that my body has maxed out it’s growing potential, my bottomless pit appetite has scaled back to half a sandwich to hold me to over until dinner, but still love them as a snack.
Now of course I am usually one for making recipes healthier and more wholesome most of the time, but some things simply require soft, fluffy, refined, and totally void of any nutrition white bread, and grilled cheese is one of them.
If we’re being honest here, I don’t particularly like the taste of a lot of whole grain…grains, which is why I simply don’t eat a lot of them. If I’m gunna have pasta, I’m gunna have some delicious scratch-made spaghetti loaded with non-whole wheat or gluten free flour. If I’m gunna have rice, I’m going for the fluffy snow white Jasmine variety, most likely topped with butter.
And if I’m gunna have a grilled cheese sandwich (which isn’t very often), whole wheat isn’t even a sparkle in it’s cheese-filled eye.
I did however spring for some sourdough because that is really the only bread besides a hot crusty baguette from the streets of France that tickles my carb fancy. And real cheese. Like the saying goes….
No cheese product or margarine tubs for me or this sandwich. I went for the real deal with Real California Cheese, who is this month’s sponsor for the Recipe Redux contest. Since California is the second largest producer of cheese and yogurt, with 99 percent of the dairy farms still remaining family owned, Real California cheese is some cheese I can get behind, and into my pie hole ASAP.
When your shopping for dairy, look for foods made with 100% Real California milk that feature the Real California Milk or Cheese seal for the real deal. I’ll stop rhyming now.
Plus, now can just get the taste of dipping my grilled cheese into a hot bowl of tomato soup, without feeling guilty about leaving a bowl 90 percent full of tomato soup uneaten. And have half a sammy to share with my better half. The left side of me. 😉
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 2 slices (2 ounces) Real California sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat a skillet on low heat, and coat with cooking spray.
- Spread tomato paste on one of the slices of bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Top with cheese and the remaining slice of bread.
- Cook in skillet for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Remove from skillet and serve.
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Make it a great day!
Did you ever eat the tomato soup afterwards?
Favorite kind of bread or cheese?