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A Wise Recipe: Campbell’s Tomato Soup and a Pepper Twist Grilled Cheese



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Potatoes, mashed in particular, tend to be the one thing you can depend on your kids eating when the time comes for family holiday dinners, well at least most kids! For years my kids have hated potatoes of all varieties but lately they’ve started warming up to roasted red potatoes and they’ll even eat French fries at restaurants. Kids’ pallets really are finicky as they develop and it can be a mystery what will be acceptable from one day to the next. But picky eaters may have finally met their match!

For more than 144 years Campbell Soup Company has been making deliciously fun meals and by visiting www.campbellskitchen.com you can find a world of recipes that can be made using their pantry stable soups. And now with the help of The Wisest Kid in the Whole World™ they’re also sharing recipes for even the pickiest of kids!

When you visit The Wisest Kid you’ll find quick meal ideas, soup toppings, and sandwich ideas to pair with the ever growing variety of soups including those featuring your kids’ favorite characters like Super Mario and Phineas and Ferb!  Personally my kids love Tomato soup! But again, things didn’t start out that way! The mere mention of tomato would usually send them running but thankfully for Scooby Doo’s most recent vampire movie and my husband’s quick thinking Tomato soup became Blood Soup. Crackers become bones and cheese becomes, well everything else…ugh, you get the picture! I know normally this would make it unappetizing but we are talking about kids here!

In addition you can share and read some of the ‘wisdom’ from not just The Wisest Kid in the Whole World™, the ultimate expert on what makes kids happy, but other children from around the country! How is the kid in your life like The Wisest Kid in the Whole World™? I encourage you to visit The Wisest Kid and share one of the “wise” things your kids have said or just use the widget below!


Sometimes the Blood Soup we’d usually reserve for lunch becomes dinner and so I ramp things up with a Pepper Twist Grilled Cheese! It’s a quick and easy way to add a new dimension to this Campbell’s classic meal!

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Pepper Twist Grilled Cheese

Ingredients
  • one red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Provolone cheese
  • pesto (optional)
  • 2 slices of bread (I used regular sliced white bread in the pictures but actually prefer a crusty French loaf.)
  • butter
Start out by very thinly slicing the pepper. Next heat the olive oil in a pan and give the peppers a nice sauté until they are softened and twisted up (hence the name of the sandwich). Set to the side.

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Prepare your grilled cheese as you normally would but if you decide to add pesto you can either spread it on the bread or add a dollop or two on top of the cheese and spread it around before it melts. Don’t forget to add the peppers either!

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Slice in half and serve with a hot bowl of Campbell’s Tomato Soup. The pesto and peppers work perfectly with the soup making this a sandwich that begs to be dipped!



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