A super cozy way to host a small gathering, serve this Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Board. Serve with your favorite chips and apple slices and ENJOY!

Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Board

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Fall happiness for me is not really about my home decor, but about creating special memories with food with new and old friends.

Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Board

Today I’m sharing a delicious, easy way to host: Serve a Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Board, served with Best Orange Tomato Basil Soup!

Old friends are sturdy and easy, and you don’t really have to think much. Hosting just falls into place.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

But new friends can … well, honestly, cause you to sweat a little. What will they think of me? Will they like what I’m serving? Is my house clean enough?

Such silly questions that we remind ourselves of, when really we should be thinking, I can’t wait to get to know them, my food is good enough, how can I encourage them today?

Every hosting moment is so unique. But honestly, I still get a little nervous, even when serving a simple meal, like tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Tomato Orange Soup Board

What’s on a Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Board

This lunch board is super easy. Gather a few simple ingredients:

  • Your favorite tomato soup recipe [try my Best Orange Basil Tomato Soup]
  • Favorite bread
  • The best cheese you can find for a grilled cheese
  • Butter
  • Apples
  • Potato chips

Best Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Board

What cheese is best for grilled cheese sandwich?

  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Colby
  • Provolone
  • Monterey Jack

You can also make a Cobb Grilled Cheese or Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs!

woman standing on The Big Board

The Big Board

Serve this on The Big Board, that now comes in 2 sizes.

  • 20-inch
  • 26-inch
  • Food safe
  • With a lip
  • Made in the USA

Buy the board, here.

The tray I used in this post is 18 inches, but no longer available.

Easy Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Board

What is good with grilled cheese?

Tomato soup. This is a classic grilled cheese side, and for good reason! …
Salad. A good grilled cheese needs a salad of fresh lettuce with nuts, pear or apple, and a goat or blue cheese.
Fries. Sweet potato fries are our favorite.
Cookies. Try my Gluten-Free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies.

I know, I’ve been given the gift of hospitality. I knew it at a young age and had the best mom who mentored me. Later in life, I learned from other women who I watched and gleaned from. But I still get nervous!

Sometimes the gifts we’ve been given, the things we might actually do well, still cause us to sweat. [hand raised]

What I’ve learned is that practicing hospitality doesn’t just happen, because you’ve been given the gift. No, it requires obedience and grit.

Grit, like actually inviting, coming up with a simple meal, bringing people together. It takes action, time, and yes, money.

Today my simple Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Board is super fun if you’re planning a casual luncheon or even a light dinner for guests!

Planning ahead to make a lunch board

Follow these steps and try something new.

  1. Decide who you want to invite. Decide who needs to meet who, and put a small group of friends together.
  2. Invite and get a date on the calendar.
  3. Make the soup ahead. Soup tastes better the next day or two anyway!
  4. The day of, heat up the soup, make the grilled cheese.
  5. On a tray, arrange the grilled cheese, chips, and apples around the soup in the center.
  6. Open your door, serve soup and sandwiches, forget about “perfect” and give freely.
  7. Give it all away, because you’ve got nothing to lose.

And if you’re hosting kids? Try this EPIC Kid-Friendly Grilled Cheese Charcuterie Board!

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Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Board

Make my Orange Basil Tomato Soup Recipe!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 32 oz Tomato Soup


  • 16-20 slices bread, toasted
  • 16-20 slices sharp cheddar cheese


  • 2 Apples, sliced
  • Potato chips


  • Prepare your soup according to directions.
  • For the grilled cheeses, broil cheese onto the toasted slices for about 3 minutes under a low setting. Press slices together to make 8-10 sandwiches.
  • Prepare board by placing soup in the center and spread sandwiches, apples, and chips around. Serve hot and enjoy!
Cuisine: American
Course: Soup
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Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Board Recipe