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Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

A simple soup bursting with flavor and ideal for a crisp fall day! And those extra crunchy grilled cheese croutons made with Emile Noel olive oil take this soup to a whole new level.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: croutons, grilled cheese, tomato basil
Servings: 4
Calories: 1488kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 7-10 large tomatoes cut into pieces
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil


  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves

Grilled Cheese Croutons

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 8 crostini size baguette slices
  • cheddar cheese
  • salt


  • In a saute pan, heat oil and add in tomatoes and garlic.
  • Saute for a few minutes
  • Put tomatoes and basil into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • Season to preference
  • Serve with grilled cheese croutons


  • Heat a fry pan or griddle
  • Brush a little olive oil on one side of each crostini, and sprinkle just a touch of salt
  • Put cheese between two slices, and brown on medium high heat in fry pan
  • Serve in soup


Calories: 1488kcal | Carbohydrates: 258g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 3076mg | Potassium: 1068mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1950IU | Vitamin C: 30.3mg | Calcium: 417mg | Iron: 15.4mg