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Yummy tomato soup with cheese toasties  

If you’re in need of a quick, cheap, kid-friendly meal, then we’ve got you covered with this yummy tomato soup with cheese toasties recipe!

SERVES 4 // COOK TIME 30 min

For the soup
onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped 
1 tsp paprika
2 tins whole peeled tomatoes, drained and liquid reserved
50 g sachet tomato paste
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
For the cheese toasties 
8 thick slices bread, lightly buttered on both sides
1½ cups grated Cheddar
⅓ cup sour cream

For the soup
1. Heat some oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and carrots then cook for 8–10 minutes, until onions are soft. Add the paprika and cook until fragrant. 
2. Add the whole tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, then stir in the tomato paste, reserved tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook for 8–10 minutes, then season.
3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
For the cheese toasties 
1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Arrange 4 slices of bread on the tray and top with cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Top each one with another slice of bread to make 4 sandwiches.
3. Bake for about 10 minutes, turning halfway, until the bread is golden and toasted, andthe cheese has melted.
4. Cut cheese toasties in half and ladle soup into bowls. Top soup with a spoonful of sour cream.

SUPER SWAP: The sour cream can be replaced with a drizzle of normal cream, a spoonful of cottage cheese or even a dollop of plain yoghurt

Recipes & styling: Jezza-Rae Larsen 
Photography: K-Leigh Siebritz/ 

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