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Roasted Tomato and Cheddar Soup

Written by COA Nutrition Team On February 2, 2024

Roasted tomatoes are blended with other ingredients to make this delicious kid friendly week dinner favorite!


  • 3 tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 yellow onion (quartered)
  • 3 cloves garlic (smashed)
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable (for vegetarian option) broth
  • 3/4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese (shredded)


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Place tomatoes, cut side down, on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Add onion, garlic, thyme, olive oil, pepper, and 1/2 tbsp of salt to the baking sheet.
  4. Bake about 25-30 minutes, until the tomato skins begin to blister.
  5. Peel and discard tomato skins and discard the thyme sprigs.
  6. Transfer tomatoes, onions, and garlic to a stockpot.
  7. Add the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, and remaining salt.
  8. Process the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth.
  9. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the heat and stir in the shredded cheese until melted and smooth.
  11. Spoon the soup into serving bowls and top with any additional cheese. Or:
  12. Cut up grilled cheese sandwiches into cubes and serve on top.

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