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Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

The recipe and photography for this post was provided by Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.

Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese


  • 2 cups peeled and chopped butternut squash
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 28-oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • kosher salt to taste


  1. In the crock of a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except salt. Cover and cook on LOW
  2. 8-9 hours or on HIGH 4 hours.
  3. Carefully transfer to an 8-cup blender and blend until super smooth. Season to taste with kosher salt (between 1-2 tsp).

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By Carolyn Hodges
Carolyn is a boy mom and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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