My Grownup Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

One of my favorite things to make is grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup on the side. This tradition started for me at a very young age. I have memories from when I was a little girl, and I would have a sick day home from school, and my mom would always make a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup for lunch. We would always sit down on the couch and watch a movie while we ate, then it was off to bed for me, because after all I was home sick.

This is a tradition I hope to some day pass down to my kids. It’s such a cozy warm tradition. And it’s not just a tradition for sick days. It can easily be a tradition for cold days where the weather is yucky or if you’re snowed in.

Now I titled this “My Grownup Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup” because I put a little spin on it. To the grilled cheese I added bacon and to the tomato soup I added lots of savory spices (which young kids don’t usually have a pallet for). But, what I love about this is even though it has a twist, it still gives the same comforting feeling, just like it always did.

Here’s how to make it:

Grownup Grilled Cheese


  • Two slices of bread (here I used buttermilk, but you use what you prefer)
  • 4 slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese (sliced thinly)
  • 2 slices of cooked bacon (cut into halves so that you’ll have 4 short pieces total)
  • Butter


  1. Lay out the two slices of bread
  2. Place 2 cheese slices on each slice of bread
  3. Place the 4 slices of bacon in a row on top of the cheese, on one slice of bread
  4. Join halves together (there should be the layering from top to bottom: bread, cheese, bacon, cheese, then bread)
  5. Spread butter on outside of both top and bottom slice of bread
  6. Place in hot pan over medium heat
  7. Cook until golden brown color and cheese is melted
  8. Serve with tomato soup and enjoy!


Grownup Tomato Soup


  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 tsp Savory seasoning mix
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. Place all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and simmer until everything is mixed together
  3. Place in bowl, serve and enjoy.


I hope this pair of recipes finds you and your family healthy, but just wanting a little comfort.

grilled cheese and soup 2

Author: thecomplimentaryhousecook

Just like with food, I like to find the things that Complement life. That’s why here at The Complementary House Cook, I’m sure you’ll find something that complements yours! So join me on this journey to Uncover the Next Dish!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s