Grilled Cheese Tomato Basil Bread Gratin

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! As April is National Grilled Cheese Month, today’s the day specially set for a glorious day to enjoy Grilled Cheese Sandwich! 


When a grilled cheese sandwich is on your dining table, you might consider having it with tomato basil soup (I don’t know which one I should call “main” and the other for “side dish”…both are equally perfect to be called “main” right!?) But, as I’m busy typing, I need a one-bowl dish that allows me for quick eating, so I combined them to make a bread gratin! 


I still had a packet of tomato basil soup from Proper Good, so the cooking was pretty easy for me. 


Want to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day with me? Let’s cook! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Grilled Cheese Tomato Basil Bread Gratin

grilled cheese tomato basil gratin


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  1. Preheat an oven to 375°F.
  2. Pour olive oil in a pan and bring it to medium high heat. Add onion, carrot, mushroom and cook until the onion gets golden brown color.
  3. Empty out the packet of tomato basil soup into the pan and mix well.
  4. In an oven safe ramekin, place sandwich bread and pour over soup mixture.
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese and bread crumbs. Bake it in the oven for about 10~15 min, or until the cheese is melted.
  6. Sprinkle some basil and enjoy!


<Cooking Tips>

  • I was totally fine without any additional seasoning, but if you’d like, sprinkle some salt and pepper
  • If it’s available, try using panko from kikkoman! Their crumbs are super crunchy and the size is bigger, so a pleasant texture is promised;) I love the package comes with a resealable bag that actually does its job unlike some other “resealable” bags just for decoration purposes.

grilled cheese tomato basil gratin

Mmm, so good! The flavor is error-free because the fantastic job was already done by Proper Good. The sandwich bread is soaking up all the yummy soup in the bottom of the ramekin, and melted cheese, crunchy cheese part and bread crumbs are definitely entertaining for your meal time with a fun texture! 


If you want to know more about Tomato Basil Soup from Proper Good, do check my previous post!  

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Happy Grilled Cheese Sandwich day and Grilled Cheese Month to all!


<Other Yummy-Loaded Sandwiches>

Another nostalgic food to take you to childhood memories! Sloppy Joe

sloppy joe

Remember it’s National Soy Food Month? Tofu Patti Sando

tofu patti sando

Double carbs. A big guilty pleasure! Yakisoba Bun

yakisoba bun

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

14 Comments Add yours

  1. M. Lee Keena says:

    That looks so good, like a French onion soup.

    Happy National Cheese Day 🙂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Michelle, happy cheese day and cheers🥂💕

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  2. Grilled cheese is one of my favorite things to eat! Ever since I was little haha Love adding the extra spices 😊

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    1. Also wondering, does the bread get soggy, or does it stay okay through the oven cooking?

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      1. Tanooki says:

        Hmm…well if you leave the soup and bread mixture for long time, it would be, I think. I mixed them and immediately transferred to ramekin and sprinkled cheese/bread crumbs, I didn’t find bad feeling when I was taste testing.

        Do you like french onion soup? If you like it, you’ll like this too. But if not, let’s just keep a combo of grilled cheese sandwich and tomato basil soup just like your favorite way from childhood👍🎵

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      2. I love French onion soup, so I bet this would be a hit, too 😊 I definitely want to give it a try!

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      3. Tanooki says:

        Oh that’s good! I’m relieved actually🤣 Have a wonderful day dear❤️

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    2. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear❤️


  3. Livia says:

    That really sounds delicious and makes my mouth water just reading the recipe! 🤩
    Cheddar cheese here seems to be pretty different from the one at your’s. I have no idea why, but the one here doesn’t ever melt at all. No matter the temperature. 😞
    That’s why I usually have to substitute it with mozzarella if I want to have melted cheese. 😉

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh really!? Wow it’s so interesting to hear that👀 Cheddar here is always melt perfectly…use raclette then, our fav😋🙌💕

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  4. Angelilie says:

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    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Angelilie, thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment😊 Pleasure to meet you, dear💕🤝💕

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