Gluten-Free Traditional Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Gluten Free Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Gluten Free Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

One of my favorite comfort dishes is tomato soup with grilled cheese – I loved to dunk my sandwich into the tomato soup, even thinking about it makes me hungry!  Once I found out that I have gluten sensitivity, my hopes of continuing to eat this favorite started to diminish.  I needed to find an alternative to the grilled cheese portion!  Luckily my husband is a foodie and came up with the great idea of replacing the bread from the sandwich with breaded eggplant slices!  Here is our recipe – enjoy!

TOMATO SOUP

  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 – 4 lb mixed tomatoes (and type/color)
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 basil leaves (fresh, chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup half & half

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Roast tomatoes, garlic cloves, and onion in the oven for 25-30 minutes.  In a stockpot, bring 2 1.2 cups of chicken broth to a boil, one bay leaf, two basil, and butter.   Remove tomatoes from the oven.  Add to stockpot.  Bring to a boil again.  Cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Take off the heat.  With an emersion blender, blend the contents in the stockpot to the desired consistency.  Add up to 1/4 cup half and a half if you would like it to be creamier.  Salt and pepper to taste.

EGGPLANT SANDWICHES

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and sliced the long way
  • Fresh mozzarella slices (or you can use any cheese you like!)
  • Gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • Gluten-free flour
  • Eggs (beaten)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Dried parsley, oregano, and basil (for seasoning the breadcrumbs)

Season the breadcrumbs to your liking with the parsley, oregano, and basil.  Dredge the eggplant slices in the gluten-free flour, then egg, then gluten-free breadcrumbs and fry with the vegetable oil, or bake in the oven at 325 degrees until golden brown.  If fried, pat dry with a paper towel to remove any excess oil.

Make a sandwich with two slices of eggplant and cheese, then place in a toaster or conventional oven until the cheese melts.

Tell me what you think!

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Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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24 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Traditional Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese”

  1. Superb next time I see you I’ll have that for lunch.

    Love you

    Mamma

  2. Earl-Leigh

    This is definitely a game changer. Can’t wait to try!

  3. This is genius! I don’t have a gluten allergy/sensitivity, but I still think this is so smart and I can’t wait to try it! My husband and I like making macaroni and cheese and adding the tomato soup into that. It isn’t gluten-free or anything, but it’s a fun spin on the ultimate comfort food! Maybe it would work with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles, though! Something to think about 🙂

    1. Thanks Maegan! I can totally make my gluten-free mac and cheese and add the tomato soup – that sounds delicious. Thank YOU for that recommendation 🙂

  4. Interesting! I have never had an eggplant sandwich but now I need to try one. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I didn’t think it would be a good replacement for the bread portion of the grilled cheese, but it was great!

  5. CourtneyLynne

    Oooo now this sounds beyond delicious! Who doesn’t absolutely love grilled cheese. Too yummy!

  6. um, YUM! My husband is has a gluten allergy and I am totally going to try this out for him! Also, I love love love tomato soup!

    1. Chelsie, I have some other gluten-free recipes if you want! They are under the “food” category. I hope you both like this#

  7. I can’t even tell you how much I love this combo! Even though I’m not technically allergic to gluten I try to avoid it when I can. Pinned!

  8. Thanks so much for creating this post Dana! I am gluten free and I find it hard to buy store bought gluten free soups so this is awesome! Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me Link Party, I hope you will party with us again next week! Pinning 🙂

  9. Holy moly!! I love grilled cheese and tomato soup so much – and I LOVE eggplant! I’m definitely going to make this!! : ) Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me Link Party, I hope you will party with us again next week!
    xo Adriana
    Daily Dose of Design

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