Not many foods are more classically “American” than a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. Most of us can remember those days as a kid on a chilly afternoon, sinking our teeth into a toasty cheese sandwich, made with a one or more varieties of cheese and our favorite bread. And nothing goes better with that  gooey goodness than a bowl of soul-warming, creamy tomato soup.

That is, unless it’s MagicalButter.com Executive Chef Joey Galeano’s amped-up version, Kushy Tomato Soup & Gooey Grilled Cheese Croutons! With an MB Botanical Extractor, you can make the perfect herbal infused oil to give your soup and cheesy croutons that special health-enhancing kick! Click the recipe title below for a quick how-to video of Chef Joey whipping it up.

Kushy Tomato Soup & Gooey Grilled Cheese Croutons

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1¼  hours
Serving size: ½-¾ cup/120-180 ml
Yield: about 5 cups/1180 ml

Kushy Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons/90 ml MagicalButter or MagicalButter Coconut Oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces/800 g) crushed tomatoes (preferably San Marzano)
  • ½ cup/120 ml heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons/30 ml organic chicken base, MSG-free
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml pink Himalayan salt
  • 5-8 cloves garlic,minced
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch/⅓ ml saffron threads
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped

How-to:

  1. In a large sauté pan set to medium, heat the MagicalButter or oil for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the onions, and sauté 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown.  
  3. Add garlic, and cook 1 more minute.
  4. Remove the pan from heat, and transfer the contents to your MagicalButter machine. Add the rest of your ingredients into the machine, and secure the head.
  5. Press the Temperature button, and select 160ºF/71°C; then press the 1 Hour/Oil button.
  6. Serve your Kushy Tomato Soup fresh and hot, with Gooey Grilled Cheese Croutons scattered on top. Enjoy!

Gooey Grilled Cheese Croutons

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons/60 ml MagicalButter Olive Oil
  • 4 slices multi-grain country bread, crusts removed
  • 4 ounces/115 g MagicalButter Boursin Cheese  
  • 6-8 ounces/170-230 g Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 4 slices white American cheese
  • Garlic salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

How-to:

  1. Spread Boursin cheese on one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Add the other cheeses atop the Boursin; then carefully pair two bread slices together, forming a cheese sandwich. Repeat with the remaining two slices.
  3. Oil both outsides of the 2 sandwiches. Sprinkle on garlic salt and pepper.
  4. In a large sauté pan set to medium, heat each side of the sandwiches until a golden brown color emerges, and the cheese is melted.
  5. Let them relax for 2 minutes; then slice them into 1-inch cubes. Scatter your Gooey Grilled Cheese Croutons atop your awesome Kushy Tomato Soup, and enjoy! Easy, cheesy, and sure to please me!

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