The Best Soup and Grilled Cheese Combos, According to You

There are few things in this life better than a piping-hot bowl of tomato soup and an ooey-gooey, crispy-crunchy grilled cheese just as the weather begins to get chilly. But we figure there must be some other grilled cheese/soup combos out there we simply never thought to try that are as good or better than the classic American cheese and tomato soup. But you guys never disappoint, so we figured we would go to you on X (formerly Twitter) to see just how good grilled cheese and soup can get. We asked “Besides American cheese & tomato soup, what’s the best grilled cheese & soup combo?” and, once again, you all delivered. So let’s dive into all things hot and cheesy and learn about the best grilled cheese and soup combos according to you.

The Carbo Load

Pepper Jack cheese grilled cheese with potato soup —@abbey_hope

Dipping bread and cheese into potatoes and cheese? Sign me up.

Read our ranking of the best potato soup

The Monsieur

French Onion Soup & Gruyère Grilled Cheese —@DaveSeperson

Hon hon hon, and would the Gruyere be served on a crusty baguette? (In all seriousness though, absolutely LOVE this combo).

On the Wild Side

Swiss and wild mushroom —@xtopherstudio

Nothing really wild about this. Except the mushrooms. And I am here for it.

Read our ranking of the best Swiss cheese

The Whole Hog (and seafood!)

Pulled pork grilled cheese with smoked gouda and a bowl of gumbo to dip!!! —@kmeyer1231

There is a lot happening here and all of it is good.

The Spicy Pisces

Pepper jack and Mozzarella with pork green chili! —@ReanaGraceAste

This person has optimized for the number of chiles involved, and I applaud their efforts.

The Nor’easter

Clam chowder and roast beef with horseradish cheddar on sourdough is my jam. —@PencilRabbid

I think I speak for all of New England (and let’s face it, the other states, too) when I say, YES PLEASE. Oh my goodness, the tangy horseradish cutting through the richness of the beef and soup? This one’s a winner.

Read our ranking of the best clam chowder

The Unexpected

Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar on sourdough and whatever soup because the sammich will be that good. —@Malchus214

That’s gonna be a hard yes from me—Unexpected Cheddar goes with all things.

Read the full ranking of the best Trader Joe’s cheese

The Sweet n’ Salty

Butternut Squash soup with a Brie, pear and caramelized onion grilled cheese. —@Liz_Johnson_13

I WANT THIS RIGHT NOW. The sweetness from the squash, pear, and onions, the mild saltiness and richness of the brie, the umami from the onions and the brie—oh my lord, @Liz_Johnson_13 may have found the platonic ideal of soup and grilled cheese.

Read the full ranking of the best butternut squash soup

The Very Slight Twist On a Classic

Mozzarella grilled cheese with tomato & red pepper soup. —@AlleriaMystic

If you like regular grilled cheese and tomato soup but want it 10% more complex and 20% more pizza-like, this concoction from @AlleriaMystic is your gal.

Read our ranking of the best shredded mozzarella

The All-American

Guilty pleasure from my childhood. Grilled cheese made with Velveeta. Then dripped in ketchup. Gotta be careful though. Melted Velveeta is like molten lava. Do not let it drip on you! It is my ultimate comfort food. —@LisaWright207

But is ketchup a soup? (@A Hot Dog is a Sandwich podcast, please advise.)

Read our ranking of the best ketchup


About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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