The Cheap Dish
Mozzarella Cheesy Bread & Tomato Soup - $8.47

Great for dipping in your favorite tomato soup. If you live near a Vons, I highly recommend the store brand, Tuscan Tomato and Basil Bisque ($3.99 for 24 oz.). But if you’re not that lucky and you need to cut down on costs, you can buy two cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup for only $.95 each.

To make the bread you will need:

  1. French Bread - $1.49
  2. 8 oz. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese - $2.99

You will also need my favorite addition to any recipe - butter. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and while the oven heats, slice half the loaf (6 pieces) in 1” thick pieces and place on a greased baking sheet. Generously butter both sides of the bread and place back onto sheet, then cover the slices in mozzarella cheese to your taste. I like mine cheesy.

Pour about half the soup container (or two cans of tomato soup as directed) into a saucepan and heat on medium-low heat. Soup burns easily so you want to stir continuously. This will also help it heat up the soup evenly.

Place bread in oven and check in about 5 minutes. You want the cheese to melt and the bottom of the bread to be golden brown. But don’t forget about your soup! Keep stirring and checking on the bread until all is done. Feeds 2 people.

Leftovers? I like to take the fresh bread to work the next morning with a few slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese and for lunch I heat up the soup and eat it with a slice of buttered toast.

Happy eating!

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