Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich—comforting elements on their own—come together in a somewhat unexpected way to make the ultimate comfort meal.
How do you take a comforting tomato soup over the top? Add Kathy Gunst’s Grilled Cheese Croutons, of course!
There are endless variations of New England chowders, some that use only clams and others that rely on a wide variety of fish and shellfish, like this one from Kathy Gunst. It’s endlessly adaptable; you can add lobster, mussels, or other firm fish, depending on where you live and what you have access to.
A homemade fish stock can make the difference between a good chowder and a great chowder. It’s worth asking your fish monger to save leftover fish bones for this.
These crisp, cheesy croutes are the perfect topping for Vegetable Soup, French Onion Soup, or any soup where the flavor of cheese and the crunch of toast will work.