I've been making this hearty soup since we lived in Phenix city and it's always a favorite.
This soup has been a part of our Christmas tradition for many years. It's so easy to make and perfect for a Christmas Eve dinner at home because it gets your belly full to sleep and wait on Santa.
Baked Potato Soup
Serves 6 and can easily be halved.
Cook time varies from 20 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes depending on how the potatoes are prepped. I prefer baking them but you can also microwave them.
Pair this gooey sandwich with Tomato Basil Soup for the perfect meal
A grilled cheese is just a grilled cheese, right? Wrong!
I have always taken my grilled cheese making very seriously since it was the very first thing I ever cooked as a kid. My Aunt Jo Anne taught me years ago to melt the butter in the pan first and then sort of swipe the bread around the pan to get the butter on the bread. I personally prefer using softened (salted) butter to smear on the bread but there really is no wrong way to begin making a grilled cheese. However, just in the past year I think I have truly perfected my grilled cheese!
Here are a few tips to get the grilled cheese of your dreams:
PS: If serving with my tomato basil soup, cut the grilled cheese into slices or squares for dipping!
Tomato Basil Soup & Grilled Cheese make the most amazing combination
Hurricane season is here which means the weather went from 89 a few days ago to 65 today. That is basically winter weather for us! With the cooler weather comes warmer meals at home! I love soup weather so much that I've been known to cut the AC down so that it felt more Chili appropriate. 😬😂
Hands down my absolute favorite soup recipe is my tomato basil soup. It is seriously the easiest thing to make, takes about 5-10 minutes total and tastes like it's from a lovely little bistro!
While this tomato basil soup is great alone, I must insist it be paired with at least 1/2 of the perfect buttery grilled cheese. Honestly it takes longer to make the grilled cheese than the soup but it's all worth it, I promise.
This soup will keep for several days in the fridge. I don't recommend freezing, you probably can, but there's a very slim chance any will be leftover.
Tomato Basil Soup
Recipe serves 4 and can easily be doubled!