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Tomato Soup & Baked Mini Grilled Cheese

(Last Updated On: January 7, 2021)

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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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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