Spicy Tomato Soup Shots with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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As a Latina, I enjoy cooking with fresh, natural, and quality ingredients — just like my Mom and grandmas.  These Spicy Tomato Soup Shots with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches– cooked with Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce and Kraft® Parmesan Cheese — are a family favorite and will be a real sensation among guests.

Spicy Tomato Soup Shots with Mini Grilled Cheese

The reason why I trust Hunt’s® tomato products (to prepare this dish and many others) is because they have no artificial preservatives and are 100 % natural. If you didn’t know, all Hunt’s® tomatoes are grown in sunny California (the state where I used to live) and canned within hours of being picked.

Spicy Tomato Soup Shots -- Ingredients

I loooove to create Latin recipes (many of which call for tomatoes and tomato products), like our spicy tomato soup shots. They are small in portion, yet full of flavor — and can be served as a party or holiday appetizer, or as a starter to a great meal.

Talking about great meals, I am always looking for ideas to diversify my Latin table. For this reason, I also use the Hunt’s® Signature Recipe Collection™, and Hunt’s Kraft® Recipes available at Hunts.com.  The recipes found there are easy to prepare, combining natural and nutritious ingredients.

Since October is National Tomato Month, now is the perfect time to try out any of Hunt’s® Signature Recipes that will delight your family, such as Easy Chicken Parmesan, Nacho Macaroni and Cheese Bake, and Chorizo Bolognese.  Mmmmmm!!!  Since Hunt’s has teamed up with Kraft® for a second year to create 12 new signature recipes featuring Hunt’s® canned tomatoes and Kraft® Parmesan Cheese, check out those recipes as well to find meal ideas that your family will love.

Ah yes… and don’t worry about those tomato sauce leftovers.  Hunt’s Tetra Pack packaging keeps its products fresh for longer.  You only have to reseal and reuse… This can be quite handy, don’t you think?  Well, try Hunt’s tomato sauce. its other tomato products, and easy recipes —  which will add big flavors to your table…

… And next time that you are receiving guests, serve our spicy tomato soup shots paired with mini grilled cheese sandwiches (sopa de tomate com mini sanduíches de queijo)— or simply fill a bowl and enjoy a comforting meal, like I did!!!

xx Spicy Tomato Soup Shots with Mini Grilled Cheese

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Spicy Tomato Soup Shots
 
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Spicy tomato soup (Latin-style) is versatile since it can be served as a party appetizer in glass shots or as a main dish in bowls. It can be accompanied by grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Latin (Brazilian Inspired)
Serves: 5 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1-2 malagueta or tabasco pepper(s)
  • 2 cups (or ½ carton of 33.5 oz ) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Hunt's® Tomato Paste
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • A dash of cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese to sprinkle
  • A few leaves of cilantro or parsley to garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium stainless steel saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Sweat onion until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and pepper, and cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water; stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until thickened slightly, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove soup from heat. Add the yogurt, the soup, cumin and salt to a blender. Blend until soup is smooth (To avoid spillage, make sure to press the lid of the blender on tightly). Pour in glass shots or bowls, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, and garnish with cilantro or parsley if desired. Spicy tomato soup can be accompanied by mini grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe yields 5 (8-ounce) cups of soup.
  4. NOTE: To make Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, sprinkle Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese on the buttered sides of each sandwich and fill sandwich with a slice of your favorite semi-soft cheese (e.g. American cheese, Asadero, and the Brazilian Minas and Prato). Grill sandwiches in skillet until cheese melts and bread is toasty and golden brown. Slice into mini sandwiches (each standard-size sandwich can be sliced into thirds) and serve with spicy tomato soup shots.
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Any tomato soup leftovers can be refrigerated up to 2 days and serve after heating for lunch or dinner in bowls.

 

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44 Responses to Spicy Tomato Soup Shots with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  1. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan 13 October, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Ooh Denise – these are so gorgeous – so elegant – and I love the sutle cumin flavor in them!

    • Denise Browning 13 October, 2014 at 8:29 am #

      Hi, Shashi!!! I am glad that you enjoy them…
      These shots contain tomoato soup with Latin flavors such as cumin, cilantro, and malagueta pepper. I hope you can try this one day.

  2. Daniela 13 October, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    This doesn’t only look cute, I’m sure it tastes as well fantastic.
    Beautiful presentation and a gorgeous idea for appetizers.
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  3. Mi Vida en un Dulce 13 October, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    It’s great to find products that are natural, and that we can use to produce our latin meals.
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  4. Coffee and Crumpets 13 October, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I saw these in my inbox first thing this morning while still in bed….and I was hungry :( Unfortunately, I didn’t get any, but it’s so nice and cold here in CO these days, that a tomato soup sounds perfect! Love these mini versions, absolutely adorable.
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    • Denise Browning 13 October, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

      Thanks, Nazneen! If we didn’t live so far from each other, I would invite to have these here with us.

  5. Liz 13 October, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    My daughter adores tomato soup and my goal this winter is to find the best recipe (she hasn’t loved what I’ve come up with so far! The challenge is on!). I’ll definitely try this recipe…and if she doesn’t like it, I know I will!
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    • Denise Browning 14 October, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

      Hi, Liz!
      If she is not a fan of spicy food, please skip the pepper — although this soup was not that spicy. My hubby and I love it so much that I intend to make it again and again. I also used Greek nonfat yogurt to balance the sweetness of the tomato sauce and make the soup healthier I hope she gives this a try and enjoy.

  6. Deb|EastofEdenCooking 13 October, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Just because summer is over doesn’t mean we need to miss out on great tomato flavor. The Spicy Tomato Shots are a perfect way to enjoy tomatoes all year long!
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    • Denise Browning 14 October, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

      Thanks, Deb! October is tomato month… This is why I made this soup.

    • Denise Browning 14 October, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

      Thanks a lot, Dedy! My husband and I are fans of this soup.

  7. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 14 October, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    Oh my gawd!! These are some of the cutest shots ever!!
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  8. Amy (Savory Moments) 14 October, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    What an elegant twist on grilled cheese & tomato soup! It looks so fancy and so yummy!
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    • Denise Browning 15 October, 2014 at 8:08 am #

      Amy: Thanks! This is our new family fave… I hope you can make these for your next party or holiday event since they are simple and comforting.

  9. Judit + Corina | Glamorous Bite 14 October, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    We have to leave it to you Denise, to come up with an elegant and beautiful idea to serve tomato soup! These shots look darling and would love to sip the whole row :)
    By the way we do use Hunts tomato paste and sauce.
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    • Denise Browning 15 October, 2014 at 8:07 am #

      Hi, Judith and Corina!
      I also love to use Hunt’s tomato products — as well as Kraft cheeses. I hope you can make these for your next get-together. They are so simple yet full of flavor.

  10. Gourmet Getaways 15 October, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    What a delicious looking entrée! The tomato soup looks so creamy, yum!
    I have been looking through your site and I love all your images, so beautiful. I wanted to thank you also, I have been receiving referral traffic from you, I’m not sure which story you mentioned but I have noticed click throughs so thank you for the mention :)
    xx
    Julie
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    • Denise Browning 15 October, 2014 at 8:18 am #

      Hi, Julie!
      Thank you for always doing a great job. It is a pleasure to link back to you.

  11. Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches is such a classic! But you’ve taken the concept to a whole new level. Excellent soup! And really fun pictures. Thanks.
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    • Denise Browning 15 October, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

      Thanks, John! This tomato soup has a few Latin ingredients and is also healthier since doesn’t contain heavy cream but nonfat yogurt.

  12. Sugar et al. 15 October, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    These are lovely Denise! What makes them all the more awesome is the spice in them. Such a pretty colour too.
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    • Denise Browning 15 October, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

      A touch of cumin and pepper make all the difference for sure.

  13. Anna @ shenANNAgans 15 October, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Heck to the YEASSS. So lovely … I could go a few shots now. Thanks for the lovely recipe Denise, I like the hit of Tabasco for spice. I often serve things in little cups or shot glasses just so I can feel fancy. :) And now Summer is on the way, I can get my tomato on biiiig time.
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    • Denise Browning 15 October, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

      Hi, Anna! Thanks…Make this recipe and you won’t regret… It has a kick and also is healthier than the traditional tomato soup. Enjoy!

  14. Juliana 16 October, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Oh Denise, these little shots of tomato soup with the grilled cheese sandwich are so cute…love the “spicy” in this soup…
    Hope you are having a wonderful week dear 😀

  15. Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine 17 October, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    This is one of my all time favorite lunches. Your version is so cute and looks delicious. I love that it has a bit of pizazz!
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  16. marcela 18 October, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Soup shots? Sounds great! :)
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  17. Little Cooking Tips 19 October, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    This tomato soup just entered our “must cook” list!! Delicious and healthy recipe Denise! Have a wonderful Sunday :)

  18. Francesca 21 October, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    I love that you made the grilled cheese soldiers just the right size to fit in the soup. Clever!
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    • Denise Browning 21 October, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Thanks, Francesca! It was a fortunate combo that my family loved it.

  19. Lail | With A Spin 21 October, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Love mini food. This one doubles up as comforting too. Fabulous Denise.
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  20. Little Cooking Tips 26 October, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    Beautiful presentation Denise! Loved the photos and the idea.
    Lots of greetings from both, have a beautiful Sunday!:)

    • Denise Browning 26 October, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

      Thank you both. Wishing you a great Sunday and an awesome week!

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