Not too long ago I came across the wonderfully novel idea of grilled cheese croutons on Panini Happy and I just had to try it! Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup go hand in hand and dipping is a favourite past time so I just knew that grilled cheese croutons would be fabulous! Recently I made a bowl of roasted tomato soup to go along with some grilled cheese sandwiches and I took the opportunity to make the croutons. This ‘recipe’ is as easy as making a grilled cheese sandwich and cutting it up. You may want to use day old bread for the grilled cheese along with toasting it lightly before buttering it and then cook it a bit longer so that it is more resilient to getting soggy while sitting in the soup for that minute or two that it takes you to devour it all. 🙂
Grilled Cheese Croutons
Grilled cheese sandwiches go so well with soups like tomato and chicken noodle. Instead of dipping your sandwich into your soup next time how about turning your crispy toasted grilled cheese into croutons?
- 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
- 2 slices bread, day old
- 3 ounces cheese, grated/shredded, room temperature
- Heat a pan over medium heat.
- Completely butter one side of each slice of bread.
- Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle on the cheese and top with the remaining slice of bread, buttered side up
- Turn the heat down a notch and cook until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.
- Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2-4 minutes.
- Cut the edges from the grilled cheese, cut int 1 inch squares and use to garnish your favourite soup.
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Wow Kevin look delicious and amazing, I love croutons!! gloria
BRILLIANT! And yummy.
Kathy - Panini Happy says
So glad you gave them a try! 🙂
Priya's Feast says
Wow..Luks so yum.Never tried croutons this way..wish to try this recipe
Sara Angel@ Magnifying Glasses says
Awesome kevin look delicious and interesting, i think every one love croutons.
OMG best idea ever!! So clever.
Be still my heart! Perfect! And I hold you wholly responsible for my recent grilled cheese kick and probable weight gain.
Oh, how clever! My all time favorite childhood meal all in one bowl.
What a great idea, I know this will help the kiddos eat the soups that they sometimes snarl their noses at as well!
I think this will encourage my kids to eat soups!
Great idea, they look delish!
This is AMAZING!!!! 🙂
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This looks so good I have to make this!! And thanks for the tip on toasting the bread a little so it doesn't get soggy!!
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Sometimes the simple foods are the best. Two classics together.
I have been meaning to try these for a while Kevin. Imagine all of the combinations with different cheeses.
Words Of Deliciousness says
I love this idea. It looks so yummy!
This is so cute and creative!
How do you come up with such brilliant ideas? I love that this is just a simple dish yet so creatively crafted. The combinations are awesome. Great job!
Grilled cheese sandwich as croutons, what more can a guy ask for? oh, bacons! Look great! 🙂
What a great idea!!! So, so cute 🙂
Yes, this makes my hungry. Looks really delicious!
The Café Sucré Farine says
How fun is this! I'm sure they tasted fabulous with your yummy looking soup but I just think they add so much uniqueness to your photo
This is brilliant!! I can't wait to try it out
YUM!!! I am SO doing this next time I make tomato soup!
Made the soup with croutons last night…simply delicious!!!!
Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes says
Simple yet amazing idea for tomato soup and grilled cheese- a favorite lunch in our house!
Looks so cute! What a great way to mix up a classic combo.
This very, very awesome. Way awesome. 🙂
This is awesome, Cat Cora does this in her book Classics with a Twist. I've been wanting to try this for sometime now but my boyfriend doesn't like tomato soup, crazy I know.
I posted this yesterday on my blog's facebook page, and my mom commented that she already saw it through stumbleupon. Sounds like this recipe is getting around!
Love this idea — my husband always wants grilled cheese for dinner.
Terry Ann says
This is a wonderful idea!
I was just thinking that your cheese encrusted grilled cheese would make awesome croutons, maybe skip the sandwich part..
It is very wonderful to see over here which nice receipes are possible also in my small kitchen.
Ken M Clark says
Has anyone tried cooking the grill cheese longer to make crunchy like a crouton?
Lallie Pillay says
There is always “A WOW” with every recipe.
Cheese croutons is another winner