Sunday, October 10, 2010

Grilled Cheese Tomato Sandwich

*Updated 2/6/2013 to reflect the most recent Medifast guidelines*

1 packet Medifast Cream of Tomato Soup
1/4 cup egg beaters
2 TB salsa
1 oz moderate fat cheese 3-6 grams fat/oz


This counts as 1 Medifast meal, 1/3 lean, 2 condiments.



Mix soup, egg beaters and salsa together.

Pour evenly among the 4 squares. Cook for 3 minutes.


Fold in half and add cheese in the middle.  Enjoy!




54 comments:

Beth Wilson said...

I bought a sandwich maker just so I could try out your recipes.... yumm! I know how I'm gonna be making my tomato soup from now on :)

Anonymous said...

I just did the same thing today.

Anonymous said...

cody jo thanks for this recipe! bought my $10 sandwhich maker just to try your recipe today - followed it exactly except put lowfat mix of cheese in (cheddar/mozz) and it is DELICIOUS!!

medilina

Anonymous said...

do you put any water in soup?

Cody Jo said...

Nope, because there would be too much liquid in the sandwich maker.

Anonymous said...

Just had this for dinner! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Just ate with a sliced up tomato on the side. Thanks!

Megan said...

I just made this--unfortunately it stuck badly to the sandwich maker and separated...any thoughts on what I did wrong? Do you use cooking spray?

Cody Jo said...

When my sandwich maker was new, no cooking spray was needed. But as I have used it a lot, I need it now.

Anonymous said...

I so have missed grilled cheese and am not in love with the tomato soup, so this may take care of both. Question though: could the "bread" portion be reheated the next day then add the cheese? Trying to find other options for lunch at school to break the monotony. I love your site. I may go buy a sandwich maker today!! Thank you

Cody Jo said...

Yes, you can reheat it but keep it refrigerated after you cook it. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Tips on how to cook (or what to cook in)....I don't have a sandwich maker.

Cody Jo said...

I haven't tried it out, but I have heard some people cook it in a small fry pan or in a waffle maker. You can pick up a sandwich maker for $10 at Walmart & Target too. Most people that get them end up using them all the time on Medifast.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried it with pizza sauce rather than salsa? I have a jar opened that I used with the cauliflower pizza and would hate to see it wasted, if this would be another use for it. I will try it and get back to you.

theprincessblogger.com said...

This sounds so good. I need a sandwich maker! I really miss grilled cheese sandwiches.

Anonymous said...

Cody Jo! I just made this...again! It's my FAVORITE. I just wanted to say a big thanks again for being so wonderfully creative and sharing it!
Sharean

Anonymous said...

Ok just made this and it was super good! Thanks for a great Medifast recipe!

Anonymous said...

Finally tried this particular recipe the other day. Makes the COT soup much more edible. Thanks for sharing. I am loving my sandwich maker for the pancakes and the banana shake recipe as well.

Cheryl said...

OMG. I accidentally found this site. Didn't have a sandwich maker, but made it in my waffle maker. Best medifast meal I've had! Thank you!

Cori said...

OMG... thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I was getting bored of the soup chips & found your site. It has saved me! I just made this recipe... following the variation of switching out 2 TBS of salsa for 1 TBS of water (I'm not a salsa fan)... oh & I don't have a sandwich maker so I tried it out using my waffle iron. SUCCESS!!! A delicious way for me to deal with the 3 boxes of tomato soup I have.
You are a great inspiration of what's possible with this crazy food.
A very sincere thanks!!!

Janis said...

The link did not work to read what the nutrionist said about this meal, but my question is, can you combine the Tomato soup and a package of eggs and then add some salsa and water and get the same effect? Then you won't have to use any protein from your lean and green to make these???

Becky Cade said...

I didn't have a sandwich maker and tried it just using my small frying pan. Tastes great, but think I will go buy me a sandwich maker. Consistency as a sandwich just wasn't there. Thanks for the recipe though!!!!

Jocelyn Mahoney said...

I just bought a sandwich maker (no longer can find one for $10) and plan to make this today. I'm so excited. Your other recipes have been above and beyond my expectations and I make them repeatedly. Can't wait!

mllemonaco said...

Will a packet of scrambled eggs work here? I am going to try this using the quesadilla pan on my George Forman grill

MissAnnieM said...

CODY JO! your recipe's are fantastic! i made a muffin out of the crappy dk chocolate shake. made it like the pancake mix. turned out huge, and filling... used 1/2 tsp baking powder.

my question here is, i'd like to make this soup like a muffin. i used 1/2 tsp baking powder, 3 tbs water, 2 tbs eggbeaters, and added a little shredded cheese. i microwaved for 2 min, and it came out an exploded foamy mess. i finished it in the sand maker. it tased good, but looked like crap.
any suggestions?

April said...

This is delicious!!! (eating it now)
I did substitute low fat laughing cow cheese though... delish!

Lori said...

I bought a new cooker for this. It stuck really bad, so next time will spray it first. Probably stuck cuz it's new.

I scraped it off and ate it though! Yum :)

Anonymous said...

Mine burned on the outside and not done on the inside, stuck when I opened it and pulled it apart . . . I used plenty of PAM. Any suggetions?

Cody Jo said...

Do you have different heat settings on your sandwich maker?

Anonymous said...

This is amazing!!! Really fills you up! I turned my sandwiches in the maker to evenly brown, as the bottom will cook faster. I used hot salsa, which is great with it. I suggest letting sit for one minute after putting cheese slice on it, to let cheese melt. Tastes just like tomato soup+grilled cheese!

Donnis said...

I think this is the best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever had. I used a habenero/chipolte salsa which added a lot. Love it, thanks again Cody!

ktgal said...

I made this on a waffle maker today as I don't have a sandwich maker. It is just as delicious as everyone is saying. I couldn't be more pleased!

Cindi said...

I just made this for my daughter and myself as we are both on program...It was amazing!! Thank you for trying all these things and posting them...makes the program that much more doable with the opportunities to have even more variety in our meals...
Thank you,
Cindi (37 #'s gone)
Stephie (24 #'s gone)

Gloria said...

I dug out my sandwich maker and tried this .... it was awesome.. I could have eaten more though, it was so good. I just found this site this morning, and I think I will be visiting it every day now. I've lost 52 lbs with Medifast but fell off and keep trying to get past those first three days.. I think that the recipes on this site will be a huge help.
Only 86 more lbs to goal!

Gloria said...

I unpacked my new sandwich maker just to try this recipe. It was delicious! I've lost 52 lbs already with Medifast, and at some point, fell off the wagon, and it's been a struggle to get back on. I just found this site today and I think that with the help of this blog, it will be easier to get back on track. Only 86 lbs more to go to reach goal.

Dominiquej said...

Amazing, I used 1 packet SW eggs instead of the eggbaters and a little extra water. Adds some spice and variety to the plan!

Cynthia Hepner said...

If you add a MF egg to the mix wouldn't that be having 2 meals? Just wondering...still new to the ins and outs of MF.
prayers,
Cindi

~Lauren~ said...

This recipe is great! Love it! It works just as well if you cook it on a griddle on top of the stove. Just cook it on low heat so that both sides can get cooked throughly. Thanks for this site! It adds so much more variety to the plan!

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Steve Alley said...

My health coach just led me to your blog. I owe her big. Don't have a lot of time to experiment. Just the muffin alone is worth reading everything you write. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.
Steve

Jeanie Alvarado said...

This recipe was excellent! It didn't taste like I was having a Medifast Meal at all. I'm definitely going to save my tomato soup meals for home where I can be close to my sandwich maker!

Dawnelle said...

Help! My turned out a mess. It is stuck to all 8 triangles and won't come out without turning in to a pile of mush. What did I do wrong?

Janette Bennett said...

Mine came out very small and almost burned. It was like there was not enough batter and it was very thick. It still was tasty though!!

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping I can use the Tomatoe Bisque soup with this recipe. Found this page and happy I did. Lots of wonderful recipes!! :)

Anonymous said...

So I did make this with the tomato bisque. It was burning on the outside a bit so I flipped them over because my sandwich maker does cook faster on the bottom. I guess I still did not leave them in long enough because when I bit into it the soup was still mushy on the inside. Will redo this and cook it a bit longer next time. The flavors were there though and I also used laughing cow cheese. :)

Kitten said...

So good!
This is my second week on mf and your recipes have made it so much easier.
Made mine with reduced fat mozzarella. The hubby and I shared one serving and split a sloppy joe serving (added 2 tbs do chopped fresh spinach while it cooled) with it.

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

I made this in a small frying pan tonight because I was afraid it would stick and make a mess in the ol' sandwich maker. It didn't look like a sandwich, but it sure tasted like a yummy fattening grilled cheese sandwich! I was totally and pleasantly surprised. DELICIOUS! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I just added sliced avocado on this sandwich for the first time....YUMMY YUMMY! I also spice it up with crushed pepper!
Just delicious.

Anonymous said...

I also bought a sandwich maker just for this purpose and made the recipe. Mine stuck, too even though I used some Pam (probably the new appliance) but the flavor was fabulous!! Thank you so much!!

Jessie S said...

Has anyone made this latley since MF doesnt have the Cream Of Soups anymore. I bought the Tomato Bisque but a little worried to try this.

Anonymous said...

I made it with the tomatoe bisque and it turned out great!

Dawn C said...

Maybe the sticking is because you put the cheese in during cooking instead of after?

checked post and it says: Cook for 3 minutes. Fold in half and add cheese in the middle.

Anonymous said...

Does the sandwich maker make the "bread" more crispy? I just did this in the waffle maker (that's all I have) and it just wasn't the same texture as a grilled cheese. But thinking about it I don't think my waffles ever turn out crisp either. Always soft, but firm in shape.

Joelle Geib said...

I use a waffle iron. If you don't have that, I believe I saw someone cook the batter like pancakes.