Because all recipes require a bit of rambling before we get to the good stuff…let me tell you a little bit about my history with tomato soup.
When I was in preschool, some days my best friend and I would go to her house after school for lunch before my mom picked me up. Other days, she would come to my house for lunch before her mom picked her up. Anyway, one thing was for sure: when we had our choice for what was for lunch, we ALWAYS chose tomato soup. And luckily, that often came with a side of grilled cheese.
Over the years, my love for tomato soup hasn’t wavered one bit. It’s one of my all-time favorite comfort foods (and it’s vegetarian!). I usually top it with soda crackers and dill, and sometimes a sprinkle of cheese. (When I was younger I would add a scoop of Cheez Whiz to it…). I used to love Campbell’s tomato soup, but since Whipple surgery, it makes me sick when I eat it which is a bummer! So, there goes something I used to eat at least once a week.
Thank goodness making your own tomato soup tastes even better than anything you could ever get in a can!
While it takes more work than heating up the contents of a can with milk and water, making your own tomato soup is a (small) labor of love that pays off BIG TIME!
Enter: My homemade tomato cheddar soup! I use lactose-free milk when I make it so it doesn’t make me sick and it’s soooo satisfying, comforting, and delicious!
Hope you love it!
xo - C
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