chunky tomato soup cheese toast
  • (2 tsp.) olive oil
  • (2 cups) chopped onion
  • (2 cups) chopped fennel bulb
  • (2) garlic cloves, minced
  • (4 cups) organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
  • (28 oz. can) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • (1 sprig) thyme
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper
  • (6 slices) French bread, cut diagonally (about 1 in. thick)
  • (6 Tbsp.) shredded Parmesan cheese



Chunky Tomato Soup w/Cheese Toast

This chunky tomato soup with cheese toast is healthy but still comforting with flavors of tomato, onion, garlic and thyme.

Preparation Time

About 10 minutes

Cook Time

About 50 minutes


  1. 1Place a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add oil. When hot, add onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add fennel and saute another 3 minutes, then garlic and saute another 5 minutes.
  2. 2Add vegetable broth, tomatoes and thyme, bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce heat and partially cover. Simmer for 35 minutes, then remove from heat. Let cool 5 minutes.
  3. 3Preheat broiler. Arrange bread on a baking sheet, top each slice with 1 Tbsp. cheese. Broil about 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  4. 4Remove the thyme, then put 1/2 of the mixture into a blender. Blend until desired consistency, making sure to remove the center part of the lid beforehand (cover with a towel to avoid a mess!)
  5. 5Transfer to large bowl and repeat with other half of mixture. Add salt and pepper, serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups soup, 1 cheese toast

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 198
  • Total Fat 3.6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 34.8 g
  • Protein 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol 4 mg
  • Sodium 962 mg
  • Fiber 5 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Soups and Stews

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.