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Easy VEGAN Dinner: Grilled Cheese with Creamy Tomato Soup

In the mood for a classic meal, vegan-style? Try our grilled cheese & tomato soup tonight. It's the easiest vegan dinner, and your kids will love it!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 554kcal

Ingredients

Tomato Soup

Grilled Cheese Cut Outs

Instructions

  • Heat a pan on medium. Once heated, add oil, onion & garlic. Cook for 3-5 mins. Then scoop pan contents into Vitamix or blender.
  • Add the rest of the soup ingredients (except for coconut milk) in Vitamix/blender. Process on high speed for 4-5 minutes. Add milk and process an additional minute.
  • Pre-heat a skillet over medium heat (non-stick is preferable). Spray the pan if necessary. Generously butter the outside of two slices of bread. We used about 1/2 T of butter per slice. Place one slice of bread with its buttered-side down onto the skillet. Add 2 slices of cheese and place the second slice of bread on top, buttered-side-up.
  • Grill the sandwich for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned, and then flip over. Once cheese is melted and both sides are browned, remove from skillet. Wait a couple mins for it to cool. Then, use a cookie cutter of choice to cut shapes into your grilled cheese.

Notes

🍅 Heating the soup: If using a Vitamix, your soup should heat up as it is processed. But you can also blend ingredients, transfer to the stove, bring soup to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 4-5 mins.
🍅 The butter on the sandwich should keep the sandwich from sticking to the pan, but just in case, consider using a light coating of cooking spray on your pan.
🍅 Let the sandwiches cool for a couple minutes before you cut them into shapes or they won't hold their form. Cookie cutters are the best tools to make shapes.
🍅 You can sprinkle the soup with oyster crackers or goldfish crackers.

Nutrition

Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2494mg | Potassium: 781mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2642IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 6mg