Friday, December 14, 2012

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Soup and grilled cheese - a pretty classic American combination, right? And you dip the sandwich into the soup, right? But, what if the grilled cheese was made into croutons that you actually put in the soup? Genius, right? I can't take credit for this genius idea because I saw it in several places floating around the web. But the part of my brain that's responsible for recognizing other people's genius ideas immediately knew I had to make this.


Grilled Cheese Croutons
I didn't really bother looking up anyone's recipe because I think we all pretty much know how to make grilled cheese, right? Of course, everyone has their favorite method and any one of them would work fine here. The recipe below is the way that I usually make it but feel free to use whatever bread and cheese you like. I should tell you that I definitely had my own way of slicing the croutons and here was my methodology: one piece for me, one for the soup bowl...one piece for me, one for the soup bowl... So, as you can see...um...you should probably consider making more than one grilled cheese sandwich. Enjoy!

Ingredients
2 Slices of your favorite bread (I like sourdough)
1 Tablespoon light butter
2 Slices sharp cheddar cheese
Non-stick cooking spray

Grilled Cheese Croutons
Butter one side of each of the bread slices and place cheese in between. Place the sandwich on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spray the top with non-stick cooking spray. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, flip, spray the other side and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes. Allow to cool just enough to handle and cut into 1" cubes. Serve with your favorite soup or try my cream of chicken soup, corn chowder, creamy pumpkin soup or potato and leek soup.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, yeah...these would make even the most ordinary soup a winner!!! I'm invited to a soup party on NYD, so I may contribute some of these :)

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  2. om nom nom nom nom. I've seen thèse croutons around too and they look so good! I just need to make up a bunch with a big bowl of tomato soup!

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  3. How can you go wrong with grilled cheese croutons! YUM - I want them for ALL MY SOUPS

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  4. I have seen these other places too but wasn't sure about them. Now that someone I know and trust has made them 9and they look so yummy) I'll have yo give them a try too!

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  5. Well, I for one have not heard about these grilled cheese croutons! Must make them pronto!!

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  6. I saw a similar recipe last month on Pinterest and I have been craving them ever since. I'm making time for them this weekend... and they're going into a bowl of tomato soup. OH YEAAAH! :)

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  7. I'm having visions of tomato soup. Like now I have to go to the store...and it's cold out.

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  8. I like sourdough too! These look delicious. I never put croutons in my soup until my boyfriend did it once, and now I won't eat any creamy soup without them! Definitely going to make these.

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  9. Such a great idea - these croutons look delicious Anita! I bet they'd be delish on any soup.

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  10. I've always wanted to try these! Yours look adorable. They must be so deliciously addicting!

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  11. these look so good i could eat them without any soup!

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  12. Genius croutons for soup. Well, if these tasty little things actually make it into the soup. I think I could eat them all by themselves.

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  13. I'm picturing these with a warm bowl of tomato soup, oh yes please!

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  14. Holy mother of everything delicious, do these look amazing. You are my hero, Anita! I must have these.

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