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Garden Tomato Basil Soup. Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Tomato Slices With Mozzarella, Parmesan & Olive Oil Recipes.

Updated on August 28, 2017

Tomatoes From Our Garden

We love tomato soup especially when the tomatoes come from our own garden. We had a big crop in our garden this year and plenty of tomatoes to use up. We grow cherry, roma, grape, beefy boy, earlier girl and any of the heirlooms. I love the heirloom. The small ones we put on the table and eat them whenever but they will get ripe to fast then I make something out of them, either soup, spaghetti sauce or chili sauce. This hub has my recipe for tomato soup.

My grilled sandwich is probably not the best way to make a grilled cheese sandwich, but it is the way we like it and so good. I like it because the cheese melts so nice.

Winter is here and the time of year for soup. I froze some of my tomatoes so I can make this soup in the winter months with tomatoes from our own garden.

Garden FreshTomato Basil Soup

The Soup
The Soup

My Garden Tomato Soup


4 cups chopped fresh Tomatoes

2 tablespoons butter

1 chopped onion

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoon flour

2 cups chicken broth

1 can tomato sauce

few fresh chives from garden chopped

1 teaspoon of oregano

1 teaspoon Cilantro

2 teaspoon basil or 2 cups or fresh basil leaves

1 teaspoon salt


Remove all stem ends from tomatoes then chop the tomatoes up.

Melt the butter with the chopped onions in a stockpot, cook until onions are clear, add sugar and cook until caramelized. Add flour and mix together to make a roux cooking until medium brown. Add chicken broth and tomato sauce; mix well add spices then add tomatoes cook until tomatoes are well cooked and mushy. Than remove from heat and cool once cooled place in blender and blend until creamy. Reheat and eat.

You don't have to put this recipe in a blender if you don't want to. It's good without blending. We like ours creamy. You can also add different spices whatever you may have in the garden or add peppers for some heat.

You can also cook the whole tomatoes in a pot of water till hot and skins will pop off, remove the skins then add them to the soup and cook until mushy.

Tomatoes From My Garden

Tomatoes From The Garden
Tomatoes From The Garden

Cheez Whiz Grilled Cheese.

Cheez Whiz
Cheez Whiz

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Of course, if you have tomato soup. You have to have grilled cheese. I know it should be real slices of cheese, but I love my grilled cheese made from Cheese Whiz. I know it's crazy, but that's what we like.

♥ 2 slices of bread.

♥ Cheese Whiz

♥ Butter

Spread the cheese whiz on the bread put the two slices together. Spread butter on both sides add to pan. If you don't have soft butter just cut in squares and add about 3 squares to one side flip that side in pan then while one side is cooking I add butter squares to the other side.

COOK in skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat 3 min. on each side or until lightly browned on both sides.

I sometimes add fried onions to the grilled cheese.

So good.

Beautiful Tomatoes

Beautiful Tomatoes
Beautiful Tomatoes

The tomatoes in the picture were from our garden the first of Sept 2012. They're kind of green yet, but they will ripen. We have some little animal out there that keep knocking off the tomatoes and I find them on the ground. Something was squawking at me the whole time I was out there sounds like a parrot, but I think it may be a young raven. We sure don't have parrots in Wisconsin.

Rate This Recipe

5 stars from 4 ratings of My Garden Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Garden

The Garden
The Garden

Potato Beetle

Potato Beetle
Potato Beetle

Our Garden

This is our garden it's not a huge garden but big enough for us. We also grow tomatoes in hydroponic planters. This year we had more trouble because we got potato beetles in our garden, something we had never had before. We finally got rid of them.

The picture's of one of the potato Beetle in our yard.

Tomatoes are easy to grow in a garden or in a planter on the patio. You just have to give them a lot of sun, water, and a little fertilizer.

We like to grow many of the small tomatoes like grape, patio, cherry and roma. We like to put them in a bowl and pop one in our mouth as we pass by during the day, so good. The smaller tomatoes are very easy to grow in a pot if you don't have an area for a garden.

We grow the larger tomatoes for slicing and for sauces such as early girl, beef steak and we love the heirloom tomatoes they are so sweet. We planted in heirlooms called Mister Stripey, Cherokee Purple and Brandywine Tomato.

Tomatoes are a fruit and from the nightshade family. They're a great source of fiber with little amount of calories. They are also a good source of vitamin C and in lycopene.

Tomatoes right out of the garden sliced covered in parmesan and mozzarella.

Tomato Slices With Mozzarella, Parmesan And Olive Oil

How To Make
How To Make

Tomato Slices With Mozzarella, Parmesan And Olive Oil

1 large tomato

olive oil

Garlic salt

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 to 2 mozzarella medallions

Pour oil on tomato. Add salt, Parmesan and mozzarella medallion.

Place under broiler until the tops brown. Be sure to watch closely.

Each year I seem to have different variety heirloom tomatoes. There are more than 600 varieties. The picture below is a heirloom and works great for making tomato slices with Mozzarella. Parmesan and olive oil.

Some of the names of heirloom tomatoes:

Brandywine Red Tomatoes

Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

Mr. Stripey

German Red Strawberry

Black Kim

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomato
Heirloom Tomato

One Medium Size Whole Raw Tomato

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 123 g
Calories 22
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugar 3 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Au fait, I make this when I don't know what to do with all the tomatoes from the garden. Thanks for the pin, share and vote. Soup recipes are being unfeatured on HubPages because no one is visiting the hubs so I can use all the sharing I can get.

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      C E Clark 

      7 years ago from North Texas

      This looks and sounds so delicious! My mother sometimes made tomato soup from scratch with home grown tomatoes and of course, cheese sandwiches. We used the Kraft American cheese slices, but I'm not sure they're all that different.

      Gave you 5 more stars, pinned this recipe to my 'Soups, Salads, & Casseroles' board, voted it up and useful (wish there was a yummy option), and will share!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

    • IslandBites profile image


      7 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great hub!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      prasetio30, Thank you for the vote and for stopping by. I appreciate it.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love the recipe here. It sound delicious and makes me hungry. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up.....YUMMY!


    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      mperrottet, Thank you and thanks for the vote and share.

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      Margaret Perrottet 

      7 years ago from San Antonio, FL

      Sounds delicious and so easy to make. I love the idea of making it fresh. Voted up and shared!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      vocalcoach, Thanks so much for stopping by. Tomato time is not far off we hope. Thanks for th vote and sharing I appreciate it.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh, yummy! I am in complete agreement with Rusticliving. (Drooling on my keyboard.) Gonna try this real soon. Almost time to plant my tomatoes :) Thanks so much and voted up and sharing!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Rusticliving, Thank you for stopping by. I can't wait to plant tomatoes this year. Right now there's still snow on the ground. Thanks so much for the vote and share.

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      Liz Rayen 

      7 years ago from California

      My mouth is watering from reading your recipes. I am definitely craving the soup and the grilled cheese, not to mention those amazing looking grilled tomatoes with mozz cheese on them. I have booked marked this page into my comfort food section of my files. A must have! Kudos on your garden. Nothing tastes better than eating from your own garden! Voted up and across (except funny) and shared!---Lisa

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Peggy W, I hate the potato bugs. It makes me sick to see the garden doing so well and have the bugs take over. Thanks so much for the stars, share and vote. We don't have as much trouble with the deer and we lots of deer.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Your homemade tomato soup sounds delicious! You have such a beautiful yard and garden! Gave your soup recipe 5 stars and up and useful votes. Will also share. Wish I had the space to grow as much in a garden as you do. I loved working in our large Wisconsin garden when we lived up there. Hope you don't have those potato bugs again this year.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from America

      Thank you and potato beetles don't die easy.

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      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Then you would have to go to the store. No fun when you grow your own. I guess the potato bugs are just hungry. Good luck with the crop.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from America

      carol7777, Thank you for stopping by. We're hoping to have some good tomatoes this year. We're having problems with potato bugs so hope they don't eat our whole garden.

    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      I like that you use fresh tomatoes. The old fashioned tomato soup and grilled cheese has a new face. Thanks for the great hub. I always like food with fresh ingredients.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from America

      Crystal Tatum, Of course, pickles on the side never thought to include that. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my hub.

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      Crystal Tatum 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      One of my favorite meals from childhood is tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I also liked to have pickles on the side! Great recipe!!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thank you for stopping by. My husband and I love tomatoes not one of our kids like them.

    • jacqui2011 profile image


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      Sounds amazing and with all these fresh ingredients, it must taste delicious. Tomato soup is my favourite. I started growing tomatoes last year, and would love to give this a try this year. Bookmarked to try out. Voted up and useful.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thank you and thanks for stopping by. It is good soup. Thanks also for the vote and comment.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Tomatoes do need sunlight. Ours are grown right out in the sun.

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      9 years ago

      I do love a good hot bowl of tomato soup, yours looks delicious. voted up.

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      JS Matthew 

      9 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This looks and sounds delicious! Unfortunately, I do not get enough sunlight where I live to grow tomatoes. I have tried several times without success! Too much shade because I live on a steep hill and the houses around me block the sun. This is a great recipe! Voted up and SHARING!


    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      It is yummy. Hope you will enjoy it, if you get a chance to try it.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

    • stylezink profile image


      9 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

      Sounds yummy! I think I will try this recipe especially with the weather getting cooler. My family loves tomato soup!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Thanks it is good soup and it looks like we will have lots of tomatoes from the garden this year.

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      9 years ago from USA

      That is a fine looking bowl of tomato soup, a good-sounding recipe, and a beautiful photo of tomatoes, chilies, and more.

      Gus :-)))

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Dolores Monet, thanks for stopping by. I also love either grilled cheese or tuna with tomato soup. Our tomatoes look good but nothing on them yet not until end of Aug.

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      Dolores Monet 

      9 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Great recipe for tomato soup. We have a lot of green tomatoes out there and if they all ripen at once, I'll make some. I love tomato soup and tuna salad sandwich, or grilled cheese.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from America

      Thanks onegoodwomen for stopping by and posting on my hub.

    • onegoodwoman profile image


      10 years ago from A small southern town

      I have crackers enough for the both of us!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from America

      Your welcome..Hope you enjoy it if you make this soup. We had great big tomatoes this year but most of them rotted on the top. Lots of slugs I've never seen so many before. I think we just had to much rain. The tomatoes also wouldn't turn red and now it's freezing just about every night. We just picked them, their green but maybe they'll turn red and not rot.

    • erthfrend profile image


      10 years ago from Florida

      This sounds simply delicious! thank you for sharing!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from America

      It's good. We always have so many tomatoes from our garden.

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      Granny's House 

      10 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      This sounds real nice.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from America

      Thanks for stopping by. I will check your recipe.

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      Expert Cook 

      11 years ago from a part of Asia

      I like Butter....I want to try this recipe. Yummy for me. If you want to try another tomato soup. I have one recipe to share with you.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from America

      Your welcome and thanks for stopping by my hub.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      11 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Sounds wonderful! I've already copied the recipe. Thanks.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from America

      Thanks BkCreative for stopping so good to hear from you.So glad I was your first. You have great hubs.

      This recipe helps use up all those tomatoes.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from America

      Thanks so much for stopping by. It is really good soup.

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      11 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Delightful! My daughter in law did her first garden this year and has a ton of tomatoes. I can do this I can do this!

      Great recipe - and good to hear from you! You were my first you know - commenter, fan - and that got me started. Thank you so much!

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      Simon Cook 

      11 years ago from NJ, USA

      Sounds easy to make - and with the fresh ingredients I bet it taste great! Thanks!


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