Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers

I should call this soup “Thursday Soup”, but then no one would really understand why. I’ll fill you in on this silly story. If there’s one pet peeve I have, it’s going to a restaurant, eating an amazing dish, asking for the recipe, and being told that I’m not allowed to know. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me, but I believe that cooking wisdom should be shared. Thankfully I have a palette that can decipher ingredients fairly easily. So there we were in this tiny, popular Mexican restaurant in town. They are known for giving away free soup and dessert with every meal. (Pretty sweet, eh?). They also rotate their soup daily. On Thursdays they have rich, creamy tomato soup. It’s simply delicious. Sadly, Thursday isn’t a popular day for going out to eat so more often then not we ended up eating there sometime on the weekend and missing their infamous soup.

One day we were there and after receiving a bowl of pozole, I mustered the courage to ask the waitress to ask the chef for the recipe. She came back a few minutes later saying that the chef said it was, “a house secret”. Okay, I get it. Maybe they thought I was a restaurant competitor or something. Or perhaps they thought that I was a food critic. I don’t know. All I know is that at that moment I made it my mission to eat my cup of soup very slowly and scribbled down what I thought were the ingredients.

After a few tries at home I can safely say that I’ve got this soup pretty much down pat. It tastes almost identical, and guess what? I’ll share all the details with you! πŸ™‚ This rich, delicious tomato soup is perfect for dunking a grilled cheese sandwich into. I prefer my sandwich cut into strips, but the rest of the family gets way too eager to wait that long. So, enjoy this simple soup recipe and pass it on if you love it as much as I do. Have a wonderful day everyone and keep on cooking! πŸ™‚

Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers
Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers

Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers

Courtesy of: Lisa aka The Noob Chef

Yields: 4 servings


  • 1 large, family-size can of tomato soup (Generic or Campbell’s… either is fine)
  • 2 tbsp. jarred pesto
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, pour in the can of Β tomato soup. Then, fill the tomato soup can halfway with water and dump it into the pot. Discard the can. Stir together until evenly combined. Turn on the stove to medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Once the soup begins to bubble, drop in 2 tbsp. of jarred pesto. (Try and drain off as much olive oil as possible before you drop it into the soup).
  3. Next, mix the pesto through until evenly combined. Then pour in a cup of cream and mix through. Let the soup simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Adjust according to your taste preferences. Serve hot and enjoy! πŸ™‚


  1. My husband and I were supposed to go out tonight for dinner but it’s freezing outside and both feeling very weary, we didn’t go. Then, your recipe came to mind. So I made a version of it and it was delicious! I may have to post it on my page and when I do, all credit to you. Thank you for sharing. X

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