Tomato Basil Soup and Cornbread Waffle Grilled Cheese
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Recipe Type: Main, Soup
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Serves: 4 servings
 
A bowl of tomato basil soup and a cornbread waffle grilled cheese is the perfect comforting meal. Warm, buttery cornbread waffles are stuffed with cheese and served with the creamiest tomato soup.
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1¼ cups cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
SOUP
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil
  • ½ Tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 (26.46 oz) Pomi Chopped Tomatoes container
  • 1 cup Pomi Strained Tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, heat 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat. When hot, add onion and cook until browned, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Add basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, Pomi chopped tomatoes, Pomi strained tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add to a blender. Puree until smooth. Add heavy cream and combine on low. Keep warm.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt for the cornbread waffles. Add milk, vegetable oil and eggs, stirring until smooth.
  4. Grease a waffle iron with cooking spray. Add ½ cup to ¾ cup to your waffle iron, cooking until golden brown and cooked through. Once you’ve created at least 4 waffles, make the grilled cheese!
  5. Add ½ cup of each type of cheese between two cornbread waffles to create a sandwich. Cook in an oiled skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown and the cheese is melted, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Cut into quarters. Repeat with the second set of waffles.
  6. Serve one bowl of soup with two quarters of each cornbread grilled cheese. Garnish with fresh chopped basil as desired.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at https://honestcooking.com/tomato-basil-soup-cornbread-waffle-grilled-cheese/