Roasted Tomato Soup with Toasted Ham and Cheese Sammie (Sandwich)

So I wanted to share with you all a video…As you know I like to workout and stay in good shape and try to be as healthy as I can…But some days you just get bored at the gym so you do something like this, to keep you entertained…

So now that you know what I do at the gym when I am bored! Now let’s make some SOUP!

Got my inspiration for this recipe from here

After making homemade tomato soup, I will NEVER buy it from a can!

2 pounds tomatoes, cut in wedges
1 red pepper, cut in half and seeded
1 onion, sliced into rings
4 cloves garlic, whole and unpeeled
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/4 cup heavy cream, optional
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Place the tomatoes,
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red pepper, onions and garlic on a baking pan with the cut sides up.
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Drizzle a bit of olive oil over everything and season with salt and pepper.
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Roast in a 375F preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Place everything but the cream into a sauce pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
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Puree with a hand blender to desired consistency and mix in the cream.
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For the Ham Sammie

Take your favorite bread and slice off desired pieces, then add butter to the inside of the bread
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then add sliced cheese to one side of the sammie (I used extra sharp cheddar)
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Then add sliced Ham over the cheese, pile it on…
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Then take the other slice of bread and place it on the top of the ham
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then turn on your cast iron skillet and add a little butter to coat the pan and then add sammies, and I used the lid from my Le Creuset to smoosh the sammie down. Cook one side till nice and toasted and then flip.
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Cook until it toasted and the cheese has melted…
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That’s love, right there…
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Then take sammie out of the pan and cut it in half
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Serve with soup
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Take you Ham Sammie
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and dunk it into the soup…
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and then take a bite…
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Soup is good for the soul!
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