Goat Cheese Tomato Soup (with a Grilled Cheese)

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A couple things on this lovely day:

1. Wrapping cylinder objects is super annoying. Like, how am I supposed to wrap the bottoms and the tops, and it still be somewhat presentable?!

2. Yesterday, as I was standing in line at the post office, I realized no one really understands the whole priority, express, confirmation slip, tracking number deal–it’s confusing. Too many options, man. And I have to say, the women at the post office are incredibly patient with people. They just sit there and explain the rules OVER and OVER and OVER. And people are still confused. I feel like this needs to be taught to us in schools.

3. Last night, as I was getting ready to head out, I went to go flat iron my bangs, didn’t realize the setting was on 450˙ and burned a good piece of my bangs. Just straight fried a chunk of hair off. Yeah. That happened. So, if you see me in the next few weeks, I might be doing a little bang pinning to the side action.

4. When it’s freezing out all I want is soup. I want to ingest heat. I think I particularly like drinking heat. That’s where this soup comes in…

The infamous tomato soup and grilled cheese combo never gets old, does it? Another combo that I’m not sick of?

The whole Great Dane and chihuahua interaction. I can watch their confusion over the other one’s size for HOURS. HOURS!!! Classic combo #2.

I love a good roasted tomato soup. That’s sort of what I planned on when I went to make this, but a quick stroll through the produce aisle made me realize it wasn’t really an option. The tomatoes were pale, depressed, and expensive.

Why would we pay, like, $10 for sad tomatoes when we can buy a single ($5) can of San Marzanos.

(If you wanna know crazy details on why they’re awesome, here’s their Wiki page.)

This soup comes together in about 30 minutes. There’s onion sauteeing, garlic getting fragrant, tomatoes being poured in, a little blender action…and that’s really it. A good amount of goat cheese makes this a tangy twist on an awesome classic.

And serve it with a grilled cheese. It’s important.

Goat Cheese Tomato Soup

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup yellow onion, diced (about 1 onion)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28 ounce) can of whole San Marzano tomatoes (in juice)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 cups chicken stock (or veggie stock)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 ounces goat cheese, softened

1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions and saute for about 5-7 minutes, or until translucent and tender. Add the garlic to the top of the diced onions and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.

2. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, chicken stock, salt, pepper, and stir. Cook the soup for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. In batches, carefully transfer the tomato mixture to the blender. Blend on low, being sure to let steam escape. Blending hot soup is a little dangerous so be careful! When you’re done blending it all, transfer it back to the soup pot. (Note: This soup has a little texture that I personally dig. If you don’t want that, simply place a sieve onto the pot and pour the mixture through–it’ll be much smoother with no tomato pulp.)

4. Reheat the soup just until hot. Mix in the heavy cream and goat cheese.

Yields 4 servings

{ 71 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather (Heather's Dish) December 20, 2011 at 5:10 am

comfort in a bowl…i’ll take 3 please :)


Ruby Alexandra December 20, 2011 at 5:34 am

This looks delicious! But I rarely make things with cheese in them because my boyfriend is lactose intolerant. Since cheese is a favourite food of mine it’s pretty lame but maybe I’ll make this for me sometime!


M January 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm

You can try using goats feta as there is no lactose in that!


Dana December 20, 2011 at 5:54 am

This is exactly what I want right now…at 11:53 at night…yes.



Natashia@foodonpaper December 20, 2011 at 5:57 am

That look so creamy and comforting! Oh and make the cylinders look like Christmas crackers, tie ribbon at both ends :)


Julia P. December 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Just what I was going to say. That is how my mom always wrapped them at Christmas.


Adrianna December 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Like a tootsie roll!


channing December 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm

yes!! i love wrapping cylinder packages because i get to make them look like a big, shiny piece of candy! i make the two ends extra large and puff them out and put lots of curling ribbon around them! :)


danielle December 20, 2011 at 7:46 am

Yum and thank you!


Jessica December 20, 2011 at 8:32 am

Just when I thought tomato soup and a grilled cheese couldn’t get any better…you go and add GOAT CHEESE? I think I may love you. YUM this sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try it out! And I hope those bangs grow quickly!! :)


jas December 20, 2011 at 9:42 am

this looks delicious and I don’t really like tomatoes – maybe I’ll have to try some anyways :)


Rachael December 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

This is probably, OK def, the best looking tomato soup I have seen. Others have WAY too miuch cream, and I’m not all about adding a ton of heavy cream/cream cheese to soups. Unless they are breakfast soups, of course:).


Bev Weidner December 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Seriously. YES. This is my favorite soup EVAR and I want to pour it on my head right now.


Natalee December 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

My grandmother grows her own tomatoes and for the life of me I could never find them fresh in a grocery store. Now I know why, she grows San Marzanos. They are amazing and the only tomatoes I can eat on their own.


Hannah-lyz December 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Oooh… I may leave out the cheese part (crazy, I know, but I’ve never liked cheese!), but I was pondering over a quick, warming thing to make for dinner and this may be it! I havn’t made tomato soup since I did cooking at school! hmm…
Also! Poor bangs! Mine often get frazzled with my soldering iron or coated in paint! I’m trying to grow them out (just to see how it looks!) but they’re at that akward place now.. too short to tie back, but so long the get everywhere! You can have mine if you want? xD


Nicole Franzen December 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm

yummmmmm tomato soup and grilled cheese is one of my favorite things! I have recently started heating up tomato sauce and dipping my grilled cheese in it. :)


Margaret December 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Looks yummy and I love goat cheese, cant wait to try this out. Thank you for sharing!


DessertForTwo December 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

This looks divine! I might have to try this tonight! I need to ingest some warm food too!


Marie December 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm

How crazy…I just had this for lunch for the first time yesterday. Unfortunately, it didn’t come with a grilled cheese sandwich. I can’t wait to make my own with your recipe! :)


Ashley December 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

First of all, I have to giggle at the Great Dane & Chihuahua! So funny, but yet so true! This soup looks delicious! Does it reheat well? I live with a man who doesn’t like tomato soup, what is wrong with him!? Me on the other hand, well it’s the perfect winter staple food!


Adrianna December 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Yes it does! I re-heated it today to just hot.


Monica @ Soirees & Such December 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm

wow!! just what I want to have for dinner today..thanks!


Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe December 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Looks spectacular! I love the addition of goat cheese. PS. A tip for wrapping cylindrical (is that a word?) objects…Tie each end with a ribbon, making it look like a big piece of wrapped candy. Cute, no?


Heidi @ Food Doodles December 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Mmm, looks delicious. I love that you used canned tomatoes actually, I find I very rarely use fresh any other time but summer and any other time of year I have my own canned tomatoes in the basement to use 😀


Julia December 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Your poor bangs :( But the soup looks real good 😉


Mellissa @ I breathe therefore I'm hungry December 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm

First, that grilled cheese looks amazing and I love the styling against the crinkled paper – genius! Second, let’s see the hair! C’mon! PLEEEZE!?!?!? You know you want to show us! ha ha! I cut my own bangs once when I was 13. Disaster. Totally crooked across my forehead and only an inch long at their shortest point so couldn’t sweep or pin. Looked like a freak for months! Never burned it off though! Funny for us, bad for you! As a side point why do they make flat irons get hot enough to burn your hair off anyway? Duh!


Adrianna December 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

HA! Not. Happening. :)


Megan December 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Not only do I want to eat this for every meal of my life but now I want to introduce my small-ish dog to a great dane.

And man! Bangs can be so high maintenance, right? And flat irons are bullies. I bet your bangs still look bangin’ pinned to the side though.


Adrianna December 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Haha. Definitely not bangin’ looking, but I’d say they’re presentable. 😉


Michelle December 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I believe an immersion blender would do the trick so you don’t have to transfer the soup to a blender. I recently bought an immersion blender and have used it for so many things. Thanks for the great recipes.


France December 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Man that sucks about the bangs. I mean if you’re going to burn off a piece of hair, the bangs is not the place you’ll want to do it. I’m with you about ingesting warm foods when it’s cold and the soup looks like the perfect solution for cold weather blues.


Alison December 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I want to dive right into my computer screen and drink that soup up stat!!!


Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble December 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Always a classic! Always a favorite!


Sephanie December 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm

This looks delicious! Ps: wrap cylindrical objects like giant party crackers with frills at the ends. Tres cute.


Lisa @ The Cooking Bride December 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Oh, looks awesome! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a good tomato soup with grilled cheese.


Allyn December 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm

One of my favorite soups in the world was a tomato and blue cheese soup from a little cafe that is sadly out of business now. This one looks awfully good though!
And yeah, San Marzano are AMAZING.
I also love the Pomi tomatoes in the cardboard box.


Dana December 20, 2011 at 11:15 pm

You can take your grilled cheese and cut it into croutons to adorn your soup! It’s one of my favorite things to do with a tomato soup. This looks great. The goat cheese must elevate it quite a lot.


Katrina December 21, 2011 at 4:19 am

This just melted my heart. I’m in love :)


Jessica December 21, 2011 at 6:29 am

Do any grocery stores sell the San Marzano tomatoes?


Adrianna December 21, 2011 at 11:01 am

Yes! I bought mine at Whole Foods (they were cheaper than online, actually).


Catherine December 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

Yum, I love goat cheese .. wish I had this right now. xo, Catherine … http://www.frenchtoastandwine.com


Sandrine December 21, 2011 at 9:52 am

I even dig soup when it’s hot outside! Love Soup! and especially with cheese!! I love to add cheddar gives it also a nice rustic taste.


Becki's Whole Life December 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

I love tomato soups that used canned tomatoes. I just had to say that. San Marzano tomatoes are so worth the money because truly they taste wonderful and fresh and Italian. I love the addition of goat cheese, too. Yummy…

I am one of those lost people at the post office….clueless.


modernworkinggirl December 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Amazing how you got the cheese to drape between the sandwiches so perfectly!!


Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet December 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I may have squealed out loud when I saw this blog title. Tomato soup?! And goat cheese?! And grilled cheese?! So exciting!!!

By the way, I’m very sorry for the loss of your bangs :-)


Courtney @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. December 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Just found your blog via Pinterest. I love it! I already feel like we’re friends after reading approximately two and a half posts. Thank you and thanks Pinterest for leading to the discovery of even more deliciousness!


Erina December 21, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Mmmmm, I really need this right now… The last picture made me so hungry!


lisa December 22, 2011 at 8:01 am

I literally laughed out loud reading this post. I love your writing style. Good stuff.


kale @ tastes good to me! December 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

I love the idea of adding goat cheese to tomato soup! YUM.


Kasey December 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Dude, I’m really sorry about your bangs. Like, really sorry. Also, the Great Dane/Chihuahua intersection is amazing. Soup + Grilled Cheese = amazing! Happy holidays, friend!


Erin December 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Made this the other night with a grilled goat cheese sandy on the side. Delish! My husband, who says he doesn’t like soup, loved it!


Adrianna December 26, 2011 at 3:22 am



Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Wow goat cheese in tomato soup has to be good!


Jeppe January 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

Just made this recipe and it was amazing. Even with no blender, which led to a very chunky soup, it was still really really good. Thanks for sharing!


Adrianna January 4, 2012 at 12:56 am

No blender?! So good to know that it can still taste awesome. xo


Lisa Done January 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Oh no your poor bangs. Once in Paris, getting ready for a fancy dinner I completely fried burned my hair with my flatiron (thought it was dual voltage when it wasn’t because it wouldn’t work with the transformer.. fried the flat iron also) chunks of burnt hair falling out, fortunately the great majority in the back and it was crisp…I bough a special conditioner to use, almost went to a stylist to get it cut off! but managed to wait until I got back to my own stylist at home. such horrors!!


Dana B @ thebakingbooth January 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

very behind so still reading some older posts :) This looks wonderful! love, love, love the thought of some goat cheese sprinkled on. I usually add a bit of butter; goat cheese is healthier, not to mention quite tasty :)


Patti Sue January 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

love it, love it, love! I used a combination of fontina, manchego and brie on our samis last night nestled between ciabatta! Out of goat cheese so I hit the soup with a dollup of creme fraiche.


Mike @TheIronYou January 25, 2012 at 4:48 am

I just mad it! I eased up a lil bit on the cheese and didn’t use heavy cream but the result was really amazing.
Thanks for posting this yummy recipe


Jen February 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm

This was by far the best tomato soup I’ve ever had …. in my life.

I doubled the tomato paste in my version … but seriously amazing.


Adrianna February 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Ha! I love your post. So glad you loved. xo


Dawn Kelly March 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Oh yay!

I had lost a simple homemade recipe for creamy tomato soup & my searches brought me nothing but junk.

Lucky I fell into your blog today! I’ll be making this tomorrow.



Adrianna March 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Oh yay! Happy you found me. I love this soup. Hope you love it!


Liz April 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

The soup was amazing… I made it with beer battered grilled cheese: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/beer-battered-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/952adc99-40a4-4bfd-bd35-a724084ef89d

(The combo was crazy good, but the soup was the best part!)


Adrianna April 3, 2012 at 12:38 am

Whoa that grilled cheese sounds amazing. So glad you loved it!!


alana May 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

love it!!! any suggestions of what i can substitute in for the heavy cream if i want to make the soup diet-friendly?


Adrianna May 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I would skip the heavy cream all together. It’ll still taste delicious!


vs March 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

this was delish! I left out the cream b/c I didn’t have any but frankly it doesn’t need it, it’s deliciously creamy all int itself.
Fabulous recipes on this blog, so glad I found you!


Adrianna March 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

Awesome. So glad you found me. YAY!


Aljosa December 11, 2013 at 7:11 am

It looks very good, going to remake it in theese cold days.


leonardo September 29, 2015 at 4:02 am

San Marzano MA QUANDO MAI this is truffa!


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