Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese, Updated
The classic pairing of rich grilled cheese sandwiches and bright tomato soup reaches new heights in this menu. The sandwich is the ultimate grilled cheese: melty mozzarella, thick sourdough bread, and a touch of Aleppo pepper for a touch of spiciness; meanwhile tomato soup gets a leg up with bacon for smoky depth, and a luxurious swirl of crème fraîche. A bright salad of raw kale rounds out the meal, and a build-your-own sundae dessert, complete with homemade brownies and chocolate chip cookies, makes a perfect ending.
- Mozzarella Cheese Dream Sandwich
- Classic Cream of Tomato Soup
- Raw Kale Salad with Lemon and Currants
- Katherine Hepburn’s Brownies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Your favorite ice creams, such as Cinnamon Sugar or Rum Raisin
More About This Menu
We love how the slight spiciness of the Mozzarella Cheese Dream Sandwich complements the smokiness of our take on cream of tomato soup, but for other options, check out our collection of soup and sandwich recipes as well as our best fall soups and stews »
Make your own sundae with homemade cookies, brownies, and your favorite toppings, or take inspiration from our gallery of simple, surprising sundaes »
A version of this brownie recipe accompanied an interview with the actress Katharine Hepburn in the August 1975 issue of The Ladies’ Home Journal. Because it calls for the smallest amount of flour, the recipe produces incredibly chewy bars with a full but mellow chocolate flavor. The small amount of flour also means they are easy to adapt to be gluten-free. See the gluten-free version »
If you choose to make your own ice cream rather than use store-bought, be sure to give it enough time to completely freeze, by making it a few days ahead of time.