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    Ultimate Keto Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Soup

    Ultimate Keto grilled cheese sandwich on a white plate next to a a white bowl filled with roasted tomato soup with a spoon in the bowl for the blog keto on the rise

    It’s chilly this week in Missouri and for a summer gal this is hard. However, when fall starts to get into full swing I do have to admit that I enjoy a nice fall day. Crisp air, falling leaves, hayrides, warm drinks and chili’s, soups and cozy sweaters and hoodies…..I eventually get there. So speaking of fall foods, I thought it would only be right to kick this cool fall weather off with a soup and warm sandwich. The Ultimate Keto Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Soup is sure to satisfy that need for warm, homey, comfort and cozy.

    How can I eat a grilled cheese sandwich while on Keto?

    A sandwich on keto you say!? The Ultimate Keto Grilled Cheese is a blend of 3 different cheeses in between crispy keto chaffle bread. If you have never heard of a chaffle, you are missing out! A chaffle is the perfect substitute for bread and can be made into both sweet and savory styles. A mix of almond flour, egg and cheese with any combination of seasonings and flavors you can imagine, cooked in a mini waffle maker this ‘bread’ is a must have recipe in your keto cookbook! Check out my Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Chaffle Sandwich for an absolutely delicious chaffle!

    For the Ultimate Keto Grilled Cheese, start with my basic chaffle bread batter. We will add a few extra spices to take it up a notch. Right before putting the first half of the batter into the Dash mini-waffle maker, we will sprinkle on some parmesan cheese, then add the batter then a bit more parm. The addition of the cheese on the outside of the chaffle makes for a wonderful cheesy crispness.

    The Ultimate Cheese for the Ultimate Keto Grilled Cheese

    I love most all cheeses, but for a grilled cheese it must be a cheese that melts well, is gooey and gives a robust cheese flavor. For this recipe, I am using a mix of parmesan on the outside of the chaffle and am using a gruyere cheese and an extra-sharp cheddar cheese in the middle. Here are a couple other cheeses that have proven to be some good ones for grilled cheese:

    • Colby
    • Muenster
    • Blue Cheese!
    • Monterey Jack
    • Provolone

    Cozy and Warm Roasted Tomato Soup

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup just go hand in hand. I feel like I cheated a bit with this Roasted tomato soup recipe. The base of this soup is made from my Keto Roasted Tomato Marinara Sauce. This sauce recipe was so good that I wanted to see how it would stand up to a soup recipe with the addition of cream and broth and blended into a silky soup. To say this turned out great would be an understatement.

    A quick side note, please don’t be intimidated by making this marinara sauce. It is so easy and can be used for pizza sauce, dips, spaghetti and as a base for this soup. It freezes beautifully and to have a marinara sauce that is keto friendly is a real treat. So, give it a try! I have had so many wonderful blog followers reach out to me about making it, this sauce is a keeper.

    The Ultimate Keto Grilled Cheese and Roasted Tomato Soup will hopefully kick off your fall cooking and all the coziness it brings. Follow along with me in the YouTube video as I show you each step of putting this soup and sammy combo together. One thing I’m curious to know is are you a dip your grilled cheese in the soup kind of person or not? Either way, I can’t wait for you to try it!

    Stay On the Rise,


    Ultimate Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Soup

    Soups, Grab-n-Go Lunch, Dinner Ideas
    By Sara Serves: 2-4
    Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

    Cheesy, gooey, 3 cheese grilled cheese on chaffle bread with a warm and cozy roasted tomato soup.


    • For the Chaffle
    • 1/3 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
    • 1 Tablespoon Almond Flour
    • Pinch of Baking Soda
    • I egg
    • 2 Tablespoons shredded Parmesan Cheese-to line the chaffle iron before the batter goes in (see instructions)
    • For the Ultimate Grilled Cheese components
    • 1 slice super sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
    • 1 Tablespoon softened butter
    • For the Roasted Tomato Soup
    • 1 and 1/2 cups of Keto Roasted Tomato Marinara Sauce
    • 1 cup Chicken broth or chicken bone broth
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream



    Mix the chaffle ingredients together and make 2 chaffles using the 2 Tablespoons of Parm in the chaffle iron before and after putting the batter down to make the outsides of the chaffle crunchy with cheesy goodness (see the video).


    Let the chaffles sit on a papertowel while we mix up the soup.

    For the soup


    In a pot over medium high heat, add the marinara sauce and heat until warmed through and just starting to softly bubble.


    With and immersion blender, carefully blend the marina sauce until a smooth, creamy consistency.


    Add the chicken broth and the heavy cream, stir to combine and simmer on low while we make the grilled cheese.

    For the Ultimate grilled cheese


    Heat a pan on medium high heat.


    Evenly spread the butter on on side of each chaffle.


    Add one slice of chaffle to the heated pan butter side down, top with the super sharp cheddar cheese and the gruyere cheese then add the last slice of the chaffle butter side up.


    Cover with a lid until the cheese start to slightly melt 2-3 minutes, then flip the chaffle over, put the lid back on until cheese is fully melted. Enjoy!