This roast beef smoked gouda grilled cheese is the perfect sandwich to go with a nice hot bowl of soup!
In case you hadn’t noticed, I don’t let go of summer and head into fall very willingly each year. There’s a lot of kicking, screaming and whining that goes down as I channel my inner 3 year old having a temper tantrum in the middle of a store. September makes me batty as everyone gets all “pumpkin! cider! boots! scarves!” crazy when it’s clearly still 80 something degrees outside and not a single leaf has changed color yet.
But come October, the cooler temps and the leaves that cover every square inch of our yard, I give in. I’ll happily shove an apple cider donut in my face every weekend from the local apple orchard, break out the boots, give into the pumpkin craze, cozy up with a cup of tea in the afternoon and start to embrace soups again for lunch in an attempt to stay warm and come out on top in my battle against turning on the heat in the house. Salads are my summer time lunch meal when there’s nothing else easily accessible in the house and soup is my winter one. Finding a decent soup is challenge #1. Yeah, yeah, making my own is great, but that’s just not realistic every week. Figuring out what to pair with that soup is challenge #2.
Luckily, I got you covered on both fronts today.
There’s something about a classic creamy tomato soup that just beats out all the other soup choices for me. A good one is fresh tasting like vine ripe tomatoes, doesn’t leave you with that “canned tomato” taste in your mouth and is the perfect accompaniment to a grilled cheese sandwich. So paired with Progresso®’s brand new Creamy Tomato with Roasted Red Pepper (which is all those things!), I decided to do a hearty grilled cheese filled with roast beef, smoked gouda cheese and sage caramelized onions. Caramelizing the onions is a little bit of extra work for a grilled cheese but I promise you won’t regret it.
It’s a tough call between the savory sage onions and the melted creamy smoked gouda on which is the best part of the sandwich but no matter how you eat it; soup first/sandwich last, dunking the sandwich into the soup or the one bite sandwich/one slurp soup approach, you’re going to love this combo! It’s classic, hearty, warming and perfect as we head into the cold afternoons of fall.
Check out these other fresh and flavorful Progresso® Artisan Soups varieties:
- Masala Curry Butternut Squash
- Rustic Tomato with Chicken and Dumplings
- Creamy Potato with Sausage and Kale
- Smoky White Bean and Winter Vegetables