Tomato Soup Shooters with Mini Grilled Cheese

Tomato Soup Shooters with Mini Grilled Cheese

Looking for the ultimate party comfort food? Then this recipe for Tomato Soup Shooters is just the thing you need to try! Whether you make it for a light dinner or a party appetizer, it’s sure to please. Try serving it alongside a grilled cheese for the ultimate combo!

Tomato soup is a classic go-to but it’s even better when you make it yourself, because it’s just so easy! With simple ingredients and pantry staples, you can whip up this old-fashioned tomato soup recipe in no time. Best of all, the ingredients for this recipe are easy to keep on hand, such as onions, canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, and dried herbs, making it a go-to recipe to whip up any night of the week. 

This tomato soup is rich in the hearty flavors of tomatoes, which are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and lycopene—an antioxidant compound with cancer-fighting properties, as well as heart-health activity. The lycopene content found in canned tomatoes allows this ingredient to be one of the most useful, healthy additions to just about any meal. Since canned tomatoes have even MORE nutritional value than fresh tomatoes, they provide a powerful impact on human health. So, what are you waiting for? Get your soup on this week and try these Tomato Soup Shooters out!

Tomato Soup Shooters with Mini Grilled Cheese

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 24 oz. tomato sauce
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 10 slices white bread
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese


    1. In a large sauce-pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion turns translucent.
    2. Then mix in the chopped basil leaves, tomato sauce, vegetable stock, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil then lower the heat so that it is simmering, Simmer for 30 minutes. Transfer the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
    3. Butter one side of five slices of bread. Flip them over so that the buttered side is facing down. Add a layer of the cheese on top then stack the remaining slices of bread on top. Butter the tops of the bread.
    4. Heat a large pan over medium-low heat. Add the sandwiches to the pan and cook until each side is golden brown and the cheese has melted. 
    5. Remove the grilled cheeses from the pan. Cut off the crusts then cut each sandwich into 4 triangles. 
    6. Pour the tomato soup into shot glasses and top with a mini grilled cheese. Enjoy!
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    Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn

    Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn

    Soup’s up! There’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of tomato soup to warm your soul during the cooler months. That’s why this recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn is a fan-favorite–it’s a unique twist on a classic meal that will leave you feeling cozy. Additionally, these ingredients for this recipe are things you may already have in your pantry (such as diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, honey, and EVOO), making it a healthful, easy recipe to whip up on any weeknight. Plus, tossing a handful of popcorn on top makes for a smile-inducing experience. Serve it with a simple sandwich or a hearty salad, or even enjoy on it’s own. The sky is the limit! 

    Thanks to the reduced sodium diced tomatoes, this recipe is lower in sodium than the typical canned kind, which makes it a heart healthy option. And, since canned tomato products are rich in lycopene, they also contribute to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diease, as research shows that tomato products play an important role in preventing platelet aggregation (i.e. reducing the amount of blood clots that can lead to cardiovascular diseases). Additionally, tomato products can improve cholesterol by improving lipid profiles, as studies have found that consumption has lead to a significant decrease in cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as body weight and fat percentage.

    So, go ahead and enjoy this nutrient-dense Creamy Tomato Soup! Your heart, soul, and taste buds will thank you.

    Get the full recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn from Ellie Krieger, RDN.