Filed Under: 30 minutes or more, Child, Christmas, Holiday, holiday-cooking, Lunch, Pregnancy, Vegetables

Teacup Soup with Snowman Sandwiches

Simple grilled cheese sandwiches get a festive touch with a snowman-shaped cookie cutter.

November 25th, 2008

Recipe courtesy Kids in the Holiday Kitchen by Jessica Strand and Tammy Massman-Johnson.

These adorable sandwiches, paired with tomato soup served in cute teacups is a light lunch that is also a perfect festive treat.
Servings
6
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 (14-oz) cans whole peeled Italian tomatoes with juice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole milk sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Directions
  1. In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.

  2. Add the tomatoes, stock, tomato paste and nutmeg. Bring to boil, reduce the heat, and allow it to simmer uncovered until the flavours meld together, 30 to 40 minutes.

  3. Working in batches, place the soup into a blender and purée. Pour the puréed soup into the stockpot, and add the milk. Bring it to a simmer over low heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour into 6 decorative teacups and serve. If made ahead, reheat in a large pot over medium heat, stirring for 5 minutes until hot.

Nutrients Per Serving

156 calories, 11 g fat, 77 mg calcium, 916 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 3 g protein; good source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

Teacup Soup with Snowman Sandwiches

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