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Tomato Soup & Baked Mini Grilled Cheese

Tomato soup and grilled cheese is a classic, kid-friendly comfort food. Skip the sodium-packed canned soup and make this easy, homemade recipe that’s packed with veggies! For a creamier texture, stir in 1 Tbsp. plain yogurt to each bowl.

Tomato Soup & Baked Mini Grilled Cheese

Tomato Soup & Baked Mini Grilled Cheese

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 medium sweet onion, quartered
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 Beefsteak tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 slices low-fat Cheddar cheese


  1. Combine onion, celery, tomatoes and tomato paste in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add vegetable mixture, broth, salt and pepper to large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
  3. Top each bowl with a sprinkle of basil.
  4. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  5. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place two slices, butter-side-down, on parchment-lined baking sheet. Top with cheese and other slice of bread, butter side up.
  6. Bake 5-10 minutes, or until browned and cheese is melted.

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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