I was craving tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich on my return from Europe. A nice bowl of creamy tomato soup with a grilled cheese is the quintessential comfort food duo, don’t you think?
In Italy, Russ and I ordered the most amazing roasted tomatoes so I decided to include some into my soup recipe. We also enjoyed smoked mozzarella in an out of this world risotto dish, so I thought I might add some creamy and smoky mozzarella cheese to my soup recipe as well. This recipe is certainly inspired from our trip to Italy but really is a favorite American comfort food.
I roasted a few tomatoes with thyme and garlic oil to infuse a lovely flavor into my soup. You could definitely just roast these tomatoes for a wonderful side dish. I added a few carrots to my recipe to add some natural sweetness to the soup.
Since I purchased some delicious slow rise sourdough bread this week, we enjoyed the soup with a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. YUMMO!
The diced up smoked mozzarella pieces are hidden in the bowl of soup. Like a special smoky creamy surprise.