cheese and bacon

Comfort Food Favourites

Winter always has me digging out my family recipe books and heading straight to our comfort food favourites like chili, soups and stews. While slow cooked, savoury foods can’t be beat when the weather turns chilly they are infinitely better with the addition of ooey-gooey, melted cheese. From topping our chili with a little sharp cheddar, or mixing in a few cubes of marble into our pasta sauce, there is just something so good about topping everything with a little cheese.

Last month Armstrong sent me a comfort food kit and asked me to check out their great comfort food recipes. Since tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches is one of our family’s favourite comfort food meals I decided to try their twist on it. I’m happy to report that Tomato Basil Soup with Mini Grilled Cheddar Bacon Croutons was a hit! It’s so easy to make too! Good bye condensed, hello homemade tomato soup.

Watch the video for the how to.

To make the Cheddar Bacon Croutons you will need the following:

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) salted butter, softened
  • 16 slices whole wheat baguette
  • 4 oz (125 g) Armstrong Old Cheddar Cheese, sliced
  • 8 pieces cooked bacon, halved

Butter the outside of each baguette slice. Layering  inside the sandwich 1 slice of Armstrong Old Cheddar cheese, 1 slice of bacon and an additional slice of cheese. Fry sandwiches slowly in a pan over low-medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted. *TIP – tongs make turning the little grilled cheese sandwiches so much easier.

These little grilled cheese are so good so make many.

soup and grilled cheese
Armstrong cheese is the perfect addition to new recipes or for reinventing old favourites. With dishes like Chicken, Broccoli + Cheddar Pot Pies and Apple + Cheese Crescent Rolls, there are plenty of ways to add cheese to your family meals this winter.

I was provided with samples in order to facilitate this post. 

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126 opinions on “Comfort Food Favourites”

  1. My favourite comfort food is absolutely anything made from potatoes- mashed potatoes with gravy, scalloped potatoes, french fries… YUM! My life would be a lot better if I said broccoli, but, hey, I can’t help myself!

  2. Cheese Fondue is my favorite comfort food! The warmth spread through you plus it’s a special feeling to have friends & family conversationally circled around sharing the meal.

  3. My favourite is cheesy scalloped potatoes or baked mac and cheese, and can’t go wrong with a nice big dish of lasagna!!! Mmmmm love my cheese!

  4. My favourite comfort food is grilled cheese (with extra cheese!) and soup to go with it. Usually tomato or creamy potato!

  5. My favourite comfort food is pasta with lots of cheese (lasagna, spaghetti, ravioli) and cheesecake for dessert.

  6. It would be great to win an Armstrong Cheese Prize Pack.
    In response to your question of What is your favourite comfort food?
    My favourite comfort food is Ice Cream and Popcorn.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  7. My favourite cheese dish would be a crust less quiche! I uses sautéed onions and fresh garlic, fresh broccoli, diced ham, eggs and Armstrong’s old cheddar. Simply amazing! I have also used marble and mozzarella in quiches as well! What’s a quiche without cheese!

  8. Fav comfort food is soup & home-made is better with a side of grilled cheese sandwich. With our prairie winters nothing like a bowl of delicious soup to warm away the cold & grill up that delicious cheese sandwich to top it off
    thanks for the chance to win

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