On nights when you need an easy, satisfying dinner, this Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sticks is the perfect solution.
Something about the combination of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches will never get old and in this recipe I show you how to make the classic soup into a healthier version that’s just as delicious.
I also love that everything gets cooked down in the slow cooker, so you can go about your day while dinner makes itself.
Slow Cooker Tomato Veggie Soup
This tomato soup offers more flavor and creaminess than classic tomato soup thanks to the addition of veggies. The bell pepper, carrots, and zucchini give it more volume, nutrition, and, when blended, creates the perfect smooth and creamy texture.
The final step is to pureé with an immersion blender and whip up a few grilled cheese sandwiches. Toasted buttery bread with melted cheese and creamy tomato soup is the epitome of a delicious and simple meal the whole family will enjoy.
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How to Pack Tomato Soup for a Thermos Lunch
This recipe is another one of my kid’s favorite school lunches. They love dunking the grilled cheese strips in hot soup, especially during winter months.
Each batch of this tomato soup yields 8 servings, so that’s two meals for one! Here’s how to pack the soup in a thermos container and keep it hot even on the coldest days:
- Heat the soup in the microwave or on stove-top to a boiling point (212F and 100C). You should not be able to test if the food is hot enough.
- Pack it into the thermos and seal.
And in case you’re wondering how to pack a grilled sandwich so it doesn’t get soggy, check out the video below. Once it’s ready to be placed into a lunch container, you can leave the sandwhich intact or slice it into strips so they can dip it into the soup.
What’s your family’s go-to meal that also pleases the younger kids?
Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sticks
This Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sticks Is a delicious and simple meal that will satisfy the whole family.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours + 5 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 rib celery, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes or puréed tomatoes
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 4 grilled cheese sandwiches, cut into strips
- Add all ingredients inside a slow cooker. Cook for 6 hours on low.
- Once the soup is cooked down, insert an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
- Prior to serving, prepare the grilled cheese sandwiches and serve with hot soup.
- Serving Size: 1 ½ cups soup + 1 grilled cheese sandwich
- Calories: 203
- Sugar: 12.4g
- Sodium: 675.4mg
- Fat: 8.9g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 26g
- Fiber: 5.4g
- Protein: 7.3g
- Cholesterol: 17.8mg
Keywords: slow cooker tomato soup, veggie tomato soup, thermos lunch