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Holiday Recipes
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Roasted Tomato Soup

Deluxe White Bread

Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 8 slices Aunt Millie's Deluxe White Bread
  • 1 c. sharp cheddar, shredded
  • Butter 

Yield: 4 Sandwiches


  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Top the non-buttered side with 1/4 cup of cheese.
  3. Top the cheese with remaining slices, buttered side up to form a sandwich. 
  4. Cook sandwich on each side until golden and crispy. Remove sandwich from heat and let set for a few minutes.

Soup Ingredients:

  • 4 cans (16 oz.) plum tomatoes 
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 2 slices Aunt Millie's Old-Fashioned White Bread, crusts removed, and shredded into bread crumbs
  • 1 quart half-and-half 
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Yield: 8 servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drain tomatoes and reserve liquid in a separate container.
  3. Place tomatoes on a sheet pan and roast for 45 minutes in the oven.
  4. Melt butter in a stock pot over medium heat, and saute celery, onion, and carrot until translucent.
  5. Add roasted tomatoes, juice, tomato paste, and bread crumbs.
  6. Cooke for 20-30 minutes, until a thick consistency.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree to desired consistency.
  8. Place mixture back into the stock pot and add the half-and-half.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Finish with a sprinkle of basil.
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