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Grilled Cheese Soup Crouton

Top any soup with a big grilled cheese crouton, just like you’ve seen on French onion soup! Only three ingredients and very easy to make.  Watch the video included in the recipe.

Grilled cheese on toast on top of a cast iron bowl of soup

Grilled Cheese Crouton for Soup

Have you ever had French onion soup topped with one of those thick, cheesy croutons?  Did you know you can put that type of crouton on any soup?  You can!  Sometimes, it’s the embellishments that truly make a meal.

With cooler weather on its way, comforting hot foods like soup sound even more appealing.  When you add a grilled cheese crouton to your soup, you’re making a meal in a bowl.  It’s not just soup; it’s a celebration of savory, cheesy, crunchy goodness.

Besides, who wants to attempt a 6-hour, multistep recipe for dinner on a weekday?  Lunatics, that’s who.  Although I have moments of minimal sanity from time to time—don’t ask me how many times I’ve erroneously claimed I can get this pot roast finished before bedtime, no problem—for the most part, I take a realistic approach.

If dinner is on the table in 30 minutes or less, it’s a triumph.  15 minutes or less, and it’s good cause for cracking open the champagne.  So top your favorite soup with a big grilled cheese crouton and consider dinner sorted.

You can try these soup crouton variations to change it up.

  • Try using different breads: sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, French, Italian, etc.  Stick to sturdy bread that won’t fall apart immediately when soaked.
  • Choose a cheese that melts well: Colby, Monterey Jack, Mexican quesadilla cheese, mozzarella, etc.
  • Sprinkle your crouton with fresh herbs or a pinch of fresh ground pepper after broiling, just before serving.
  • Put your crouton on one of these homemade soups.
Grilled cheese on toast on top of a cast iron bowl of soup
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Cheese Soup Crouton

Top any soup with a grilled cheese soup crouton, just like you've seen on French onion soup! Just 3 ingredients: toast, butter, and cheese. Includes video!

Course Soup, Soup/Stew
Cuisine American, French
Keyword cold weather food, croutons, fall, grilled cheese, soup, stew, winter
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 281 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese or your favorite sliced cheese


  1. Toast the bread. Butter it, then place the two slices of cheese on top of it.

  2. Cooking option A: If you have broiler-safe soup bowls, you can place the heated soup in them, then place the toast with cheese directly on top, then broil for a minute or two until the cheese is melted and has golden brown spots.

    Cooking option B: If your bowls are not broiler-safe, place the toast with cheese on top of a baking sheet. Broil for a minute or two until the cheese is melted and has golden brown spots. Place the broiled cheese toast on top of your heated soup.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cheese Soup Crouton
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 536mg23%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Calcium 325mg33%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Rating

Tiffany S

Sunday 5th of May 2019

Love this recipe. Thank you so much.

Katie Moseman

Monday 6th of May 2019

So glad you like it! :)


Sunday 20th of January 2019

Soup for dinner is my go-to for most of January. Between the cold weather and the getting dark early, I just don't want to fuss with dinner. I love adding this to a soup. Though, I confess about 40% of the time I also let Panera Bread handle the soup making :-p


Thursday 27th of December 2018

Such a tasty & unique recipe that I have ever heard. Thank you for sharing this recipe.