French Onion Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup

by GreatMeals
French Onion Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup

Sometimes… all you want is a grilled cheese 🧀 sandwich and a bowl 🍅 of tomato soup!  This is what we are having tonight 😀 Okay… maybe…  something slightly fancier as it is a french onion grilled cheese with gruyere and a home made tomato soup! 


French Onion Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup

French Onion Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


Tomato Soup

8 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes
2 diced onions
12 cloves of garlic
4 cups of chicken broth
4 tbspns of butter
4 tbspns of all purpose flour
1 tspn of salt
3 tbpsn of fresh chopped basil
1 tspn of sugar
2 tbspns Olive Oil
2 tbspns of balsamic vinegar
1/8 tspns of cayenne pepper
1 cup of heavy cream

French Onion Grilled Cheese

4 tbspns of butter
1 pound of yello onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
salt and pepper
2 tspns of sherry, red-wine or white-wine vinegar
4 oz of gruyere cheese (grated)
4 slices of bread


Tomato Soup

  1. Heat heavy bottomed pot over medium heat, add olive oil and sautee the garlic.  

  2. Add chopped onions and saute until tender.

  3. Add chopped tomatoes (skin and seeds) then bring to a boil.

  4. Add chicken stock and cook for approximately 20 minutes.

  5. Cool the soup slightly and add the fresh basil.

  6. Make the roux by melting butter in stock pot, stir flour to make a roux, cook until medium brown.  

  7. Pure the soup with submergible blender and add roux (gradually mix so there are no lumps).

  8. Add sugar, balsamic vinegar, cayenne pepper, heavy cream, and salt and pepper (to taste)

French Onion Grilled Cheese

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbspns of butter.  Add onions and season with salt and pepper.  Cover and cook until onions are softened 3- 5 minutes.  Uncover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally until onions are deep golden brown (about 20 minutes).  If onions look dry then add a bit of water.  Scrape up any brown bits stuck on the bottom of the skillet.  You can deglaze the pan with the vinegar and cook until liquid has evaporated and transfer everything to a bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Add cheese to the onions. Stir till combined.  Put down two slices of bread, scoop half the cheese onion mixture on each one.  Top with the remaining slices of bread

  3. In a skillet, melt 1 tbspn of butter over medium heat.  Add sandwiches and cook until bread is golden brown about 3 minutes.  Add remaining butter, flip sandwich, pres down and cook until cheese hsa full melted and bottom of the sandwich is golden brown - about 3 minutes.  Serve immediately.
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