Nothing's more comforting than grilled cheese and tomato soup. This is a gussied-up version, with grilled Brie cheese sandwiches and spiced tomato bisque with basil. As the soup soaks into the sandwich, break into pieces with your spoon and ladle up with the soup.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven or a toaster oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spread the Brie cheese onto two slices of bread, and top with remaining slices. Place on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 8 minutes, turning once halfway through. Cut in half, and set aside.

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the tomato puree, red pepper flakes, black pepper, basil, and sugar. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Whisk in the cream cheese until well blended, then stir in the milk. Heat through without bringing to a boil. Stir in the fresh basil, and remove from the heat.

  • To serve, place each sandwich half into a separate bowl. Ladle soup over each one into the bowl. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

362.5 calories; 14.6 g protein; 35.5 g carbohydrates; 60.8 mg cholesterol; 1262 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
This was good fast and easy. I used two 14oz cans of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes because I did not have puree on hand and the texture was great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2007
I'm not a fan of rye bread but I thought it was pretty good paired with the Brie. The soup however wasn't nice at all. I'd try this again but make my own tomato soup from scratch. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
This was good fast and easy. I used two 14oz cans of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes because I did not have puree on hand and the texture was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2006
I used the variation given by the last review 2 14oz cans tomato sauce and one can diced tomatoes instead of the puree. It Was EXCELLENT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2009
This was absolutely delicious! It is very similar to the tomato basil soup you get at La Madeleine which I love. I used the 1 can of diced and 2 of sauce and when it was almost ready I used a hand blender to mash the diced tomatoes up a bit more. It turned out thick and hearty and the flavor was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
Fantastic! Quick easy and delicious! I too used the sauce/diced variation and it came out fabulously! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2006
I made the soup but not the sandwich. The soup is great. I cut down on the amount of cream cheese and left out the milk entirely. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2010
A wonderful recipe! I made this for my co-op of 30 people and it went over just wonderfully. It is pretty spicy so if that's a concern I would suggest cutting the crushed red pepper a tiny bit but I really suggest putting it in there -- it makes a world of difference! I think the next time I will do a quick run through with an emulsion blender to break up a couple of the chunks of tomato but again not too much because it really gives it a robust feel. Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2009
SO easy and SO good! I did not follow the recipe exactly as far as the canned tomatoes are concerned. Did not make a difference... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
This recipe is delicious and super easy. I used canned diced fire roasted tomatoes instead of tomato puree because i like some tomato chunks instead of completely smooth. I also added some garlic and some chicken stock to taste. I used baguettes instead of rye with the Brie and I also made some with parmesan. I floated the crostini on top of the soup instead of pouring soup over it because I like a little crunch left in the bread as you eat it. Once I had everything assembled I blended part of the soup to smooth it out and I found the second time I made it that if you blend the cream cheese you won't end up with little bits of cream cheese floating in the soup. If you love tomato soup you will love this. I made it three days in a row! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
The grilled brie sandwiches turned out very good and cooked great in the oven. Very enjoyable spin! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2007
I'm not a fan of rye bread but I thought it was pretty good paired with the Brie. The soup however wasn't nice at all. I'd try this again but make my own tomato soup from scratch. Read More
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