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 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 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!
- 1 slice bread
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 2 slices mozzarella cheese or your favorite sliced cheese
Toast the bread. Butter it, then place the two slices of cheese on top of it.
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.