12 Grilled Cheese Recipes to Pair With Tomato Soup

Grilled cheese and tomato soup: Name a better duo. We’ll wait.

OK, fine, you’re right. There are plenty of other great duos, but none as tasty and delicious as this one. This pairing is the ultimate form of comfort food that can be enjoyed really any time of the year for lunch or for dinner.

To level up the experience, it’s time to experiment with all types of grilled cheese sandwiches — from grilled cheese rolls to a hot buffalo chicken grilled cheese. Below, we’ve listed the 12 most delicious-looking grilled cheeses you’ll want to try for yourself tonight.

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1. Grilled cheese rolls

Add a twist — literally — to ordinary grilled cheese sandwiches by making these grilled cheese rolls.

2. Spinach, goat cheese & avocado grilled cheese

Add excitement to traditional grilled cheese sandwiches with spinach, goat cheese and avocado.

3. Ultimate nacho grilled cheese recipe

Mexican food meets grilled cheese in this sandwich filled with gooey colby-jack cheese, black beans, guacamole and more.

4. White pizza grilled cheese

Give tomato soup an Italian flair by pairing it with this white pizza grilled cheese. Fried, buttery bread sandwiches mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta cheeses plus spices for the ultimate white grilled cheese sandwich.

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5. Grilled cheese sandwich with Brie & red onion marmalade

Enjoy your tomato soup with this bistro-style grilled cheese with Brie and red onion marmalade. The marmalade can be made in advance.

6. Hawaiian grilled cheese

Add ham and pineapple to cheese grilled on ciabatta rolls to say aloha to a warm bowl of tomato soup.

7. Apple-butter grilled cheese sandwiches

Apple butter turns an ordinary grilled cheese sandwich into a sweet treat by adding hints of buttery apple flavor — a perfect pairing with tomato soup.

8. Hot Buffalo chicken & bacon grilled cheese

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Bacon, Buffalo chicken and all the cheese: Need we say more?

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9. Jalapeño popper grilled cheese sandwich

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This hot take on a grilled cheese combines jalapeños, cream cheese, Muenster cheese slices and plenty of butter.

10. Blueberry Brie grilled cheese sandwich

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Are you bold enough to try a dessert grilled cheese with your tomato soup? Blueberries and Brie sound like the perfect pairing.

11. Pizza Margherita grilled cheese

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Now this is more like it: A pizza-inspired grilled cheese will pair beautifully with that warm bowl of soup.

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12. Gruyère & caramelized onions grilled cheese

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Loaded with herbs, caramelized onions, Gruyère and white cheddar cheeses — we’re in grilled cheese heaven.

A version of this article was originally published in November 2013.