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Roasted Tomato Soup with Pesto Grilled Cheese


Roasted Tomato Soup is the most comforting dish I can imagine! It is definitely a great autumn soup, to warm up your tummy on chilly days.

roasted tomato soup with green pesto and cheese toasties

How to make Roasted Tomato Soup?

This is super easy and fuss-free recipe! Just roast up some tomatoes along with onion and garlic, then blend them together with some vegetable broth and basil in a blender. Then make grilled cheese sandwiches with a piece of basil pesto between two slices of bread and fry ’em up for a few minutes in your favourite frying pan. All it’s left is to enjoy!

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Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese is my favourite combination!

I have made this soup multiple times and no one can believe how tasty it is. The combination of the sweet tomato soup and creamy grilled cheese sandwiches just works. It hits the spot every single time!

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Tomato Soup with fresh tomatoes is perfect for any weather.

A perfect match of sweet and savoury flavours, this is a meal that satisfies both your stomach and soul. Perfect for autumn, this soup has the rich taste of roasted tomatoes balanced with aromatic onion, garlic and soothing basil. Paired with a grilled cheese pesto sandwich, it’s quite possibly the cosiest meal you’ll ever eat in your life. And if you like simple comforting soup check also my Comforting Pumpkin Soup recipe!

This recipe makes 2 large servings, perfect for lazy afternoon dinner!

Please let me know how your Roasted Tomato Soup turn out in the comments! I love hearing from you.

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwich

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwich

Recipe by Magda | yummytitbitsCourse: Dinner, Lunch, SoupsDifficulty: Easy


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  • Roasted Tomato Soup:
  • 750 g sweet vine tomatoes, halved

  • 1 large onion, halved

  • 1 head garlic, cut the top off

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 250 ml vegetable broth

  • handful fresh basil leaves

  • splash of double cream

  • Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwich:
  • 4 slices crusty bread

  • 4 tsp green basil pesto

  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

  • 50 g mozzarella cheese, grated

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Roasted Tomato Soup:
  • Preheat oven to 2000C. Place tomatoes, onion and head of garlic on a baking dish, drizzle generously with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes,
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a tall glass jar or container. Add vegetable broth, fresh basil and juices released during roasting. Blend using hand blender until smooth. Taste, adjust salt and pepper if needed.
  • Transfer to a serving bowls, add splash of double cream. Top with fresh basil leaves. Serve with Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwich.
  • Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwich:
  • Prepare 4 slices of crusty bread and spread 1 tsp of green pesto on each slice.
  • Add 2 slices of cheddar cheese, then grated mozzarella cheese. Close using another slices of bread (green pesto side down).
  • On a large frying pan heat up olive oil and toast on both sides until crispy and cheese melted. Enjoy!

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  • You can easily customise this recipe by adding chilli or your favourite herbs.


What is roasted tomato soup?

It is basically a soup made with fresh tomatoes roasted in the oven along with onion and garlic.

What tomatoes are the best for roasted tomato soup?

You can make this soup with any tomato variety. Look for very ripe, sweet tomatoes for the best results.

Is roasted tomato soup healthy?

Yes, tomato soup is considered healthy as it is prepared with fresh ingredients and no food preservatives. It is full of fibre, antioxidants, flavonoids and vitamins.

Why roast tomatoes for a soup?

Roasting leads to several chemical reactions, such as caramelisation, which boost sweetness and flavour profile of fresh tomatoes.

roasted tomato soup with green pesto and cheese toasties

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  1. This looks like something I really would like to try, very inviting and tasty looking.

  2. looks delicious but it’s ‘tidbits’ not ‘titbits’ titbits are what are on my chest 😀

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