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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