I can always tell when it’s officially fall when I start craving warm bowls of soup. It’s not even funny how many bowls I could consume; just fill it to the brim and let me drench my bread in all that broth.
Soup & bread leaves me deliriously happy. Can you get high off grilled cheese? Just wondering.
Oh and not like it’s a secret or anything, but if I’m alone I’ll sip it slowly from the bowl. Let’s not pretend I’m the only one, internet friends.
But let me ask you a serious question: what is soup without a sandwich? Without crusty toasted buttered bread and melty cheese in the middle? Well, it just isn’t the same. Trust me, I know this bread and soup thing. Or at least I can claim to since I’ve got this food blog thing going on.
Really, what I’m wondering is if you’re ready to make a FREAKING AMAZING soup and sandwich combo?
Great — I thought so!
Butta that bread!
Add some whole milk mozz. Or pepper jack if you prefer. They melt perfectly.
Top the bread with turkey bacon and sliced of ripe avocado.
Maybe some tomatoes and fresh basil, too? Your call!
Wait ‘til everything gets all melty and lovely. The salty turkey bacon is the perfect contrast to the creamy, warm avocado, but mozzarella is my favorite part of the entire sandwich. You can also get creative and add other ingredients like tomatoes and basil or perhaps some pepperoni, which elevate the flavor profile of the sandwich even more.
Quick tip: Make sure you use a nice hearty artisan bread. I purchased mine from the Whole Foods bakery and cut it thick to ensure a nice, lovely crunch.
Last but definitely not least, this sandwich deserves an excellent soup pairing so choose wisely! I choose the new Creamy Tomato Progresso® Artisan Soup. It has the flavor of classic tomato soup with zesty roasted peppers, garlic, and olive oil.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this soup. For reals, guys.
In fact, Progresso® recently came out with an entire Artisan soup line that were all really delicious: Butternut Squash Masala Curry (OMG YUM), Creamy Tomato, Smoky White Bean, Creamy Potato, and Rustic Tomato. You can read more about their passion for ingredients and soup here: http://www.progressoartisan.com.
Are you a sandwich and soup dipper? I totally am. Time for you to make a sandwich.
More healthy lunch recipes to try:
Healthy Pumpkin Seed & Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich with Cranberries + Lemon
Farmer’s Market Spicy Tuna Wraps with Homemade Chipotle Greek Yogurt Ranch
High-Protein Black Bean Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Veggie Packed Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
Turkey Bacon, Avocado, & Mozzarella Grilled Cheese + Artisan Tomato Soup
Delicious turkey bacon, avocado & mozzarella grilled cheese paired with creamy artisan tomato soup. The perfect healthy lunch pair!
- 2 slices artisan whole grain bread (or gluten free bread of choice)
- 3 ounces mozzarella
- ½ avocado, sliced
- 1-2 slices turkey bacon
- sliced roma tomatoes, if desired
- 2 basil leaves
- butter, for spreading
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
Slice the mozzarella and lay on unbuttered sides of the bread. Add avocado and turkey bacon (plus tomato and basil, if desired) top with remaining slices of buttered bread.
Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add in sandwich. Cover with a lid and cook about 5 minutes, or until golden brown on bottom.
Carefully flip sandwich, reduce heat to medium and cook a few more minutes or until the cheese has melted and bread is golden brown. Enjoy immediately!
Thank you Progresso® Artisan Soups and Technorati Media for being sponsors of this article. All opinions expressed here are my own.
The avocado is definitely a must!
I love everything about this! Sounds amazing!
I am totally a sandwich dipper. And I passed it along to my Smudge too, who’s a dipper and a stacker. She has no chance.
Definitely making this for a Sunday cozy evening 🙂
What a yummy sandwich to pair with that soup! I always end up making grilled cheese.
I love this combo sandwich.. bacon n avacado is killer combination 🙂 Thanks for sharing
Oh my goodness you’re making me crave a mozza sandwich/warm soup combo, and it’s like 30°C here !! Well done 🙂
This looks very, very good! I’m going to make it this weekend. I’m tempted to replace the turkey with some prosciutto ham, not because I dislike turkey, but I’m lazy 🙂
perfect cold weather comfort food! You are the BEST. I love each and every one of your recipes and to be honest I never even cooked before I started reading your blog. You got me into cooking. Just thought you should know :]
Girl, what kind of magic skillet do you have? 5 minutes on med/high? My sandwich burned to a crisp! I still ate it though. 🙂
Yum! Been wanting to make this one for a while. Had some leftover tomato soup in the fridge, so whipped this up. I added some spinach I had on hand as well.
Perfect dinner! Glad you enjoyed 🙂