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any tomato soup with that grilled cheese?

As a companion to my grilled cheese request- any standout tomato soup recipes? ones that almost scream "please! eat me with grilled cheese!" Any other grilled cheese accessories?

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  1. Trader Joe's wonderful (forget just what it's called) Red Bell Pepper and Tomato soup. It comes in a shelf-stable box and I always have some on hand. Grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, or cheesy toast are proper companions for this. Serve with a little lettuce and cucumber salad.

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    1. re: Sharuf

      yep, this stuff rocks. I keep a box in my desk drawer at work for emergency lunches too.

      1. re: Jeters

        This was my first thought, too. I eat it almost every day.

    2. I grew up with Campbells- but now I love the TJ's organic tomato. So sweet. I will have to try their red bell pepper and tomato,too. I am sure it is great. All of the TJ soups I have tried have been good.

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      1. re: macca

        Except TJs was sampling a single serving tomato soup that was just awful, reminded me of Spaghettio's or babyfood. Waaay Too sweet.

        1. re: mlgb

          Never tried that. Love the carrot/ginger, too- but have to have tomato with grilled cheese- with lots and lots of pepper!

      2. Barefoot Contessa makes a sublime tomato-basil soup that goes really well with grilled cheese (or at least it does in my opinion). Here's the recipe.
        http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

        If I don't have soup with my grilled cheese, I must have it with dill pickles and Doritos.

        1. When I was a kid - it was always Aylmer's (an eastern Ontario/Quebec brand). Comfort food in my house growing up, my mom even requested it when she was very ill with cancer.
          I'm not so sure I could really eat it these days though. My current tomato soup fave is roasted acorn squash tomato soup. Cut the squash in half, roast it for 1/2 an hour or so, while sweating some onions. Add roasted squash, tomatoes and stock and season to your liking and puree.(personally I like it with thyme and a bit of hot sauce).

          1. I'm a fan of Progresso's chunky tomato soup with a couple heavy splashes of hot sauce.