Crispy and cheesy, these bacon grilled cheese croutons are a fun addition to soup!
This post is sponsored by DOLE Garden Soups and the Mom It Forward Network. All opinions are my own.
It’s been a rainy, cold week here in San Diego. We’ve been bundled up in long sleeves and sweats all week long (aside from my toddler who refuses to wear anything other than shorts and a t-shirt! Always! Whyyy?)
Naturally with the colder weather, soup was in order! My boys can be picky eaters but one thing they love is tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich! These Bacon Grilled Cheese Croutons are bite-sized grilled cheese sandwiches, loaded with bacon, and ready to be dropped into any soup. Totally cute and fun….and tasty!
Make them just like you’d make a grilled cheese sandwich, get ’em nice and crispy, then just cut into small squares.
I have a great 5 Minute Blender Tomato Soup but with hungry kids sometimes you need something even easier and quicker! DOLE Garden Soups is a new line of ready-to-eat-soups, inspired by garden-fresh flavors. Perfect for my impatient kiddos 🙂 Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil, Tomato Vegetable, Carrot Ginger, Southwestern Black Bean & Corn, and Sweet Corn are the new flavors you can enjoy. We’ve tried them all and they really are good, and are a great option for a quick lunch or dinner, paired with your favorite sandwich or toppings, or even used in other recipes!
We paired these Bacon Grilled Cheese Croutons with the Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil and it was a perfect combo!
You can really taste the garden-fresh flavors in this vibrant, smooth and creamy soup! The full line of DOLE Garden Soups is non-GMO, with no preservatives and MSG, is vegetarian, gluten-free, cholesterol free, low-fat, and a good source of fiber. Makes me feel pretty good about what I’m feeding my family 🙂
My boys decided it was more fun to dip the Grilled Cheese Croutons into the soup!!
- 4 slices of bread
- 3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- Heat a panini press to medium heat.
- Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place buttered side of the bread down on the panini press. Place a slice of cheese each on the bread, sprinkle with bacon crumbles, then top with another slice of cheese. Cook until cheese is melted and bread is golden crispy.
- Place on a cutting board and cut sandwiches into bite sized squares. Add to any soup!
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