Soups and salads are so last season now that winter is knocking on our doors. Warm up at home with your friends and family by trying something new. Get out of your comfort zone and incorporate a few new dishes into your weekly schedule with a quick and easy guide to our favourite Country Harvest™ sandwich recipes and seasonal soup pairings.

1. Roasted Broccoli & Grilled Cheese Melt with Roasted Basil & Tomato soup

There is a reason why tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich have been a fan favourite since the beginning. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are the perfect pair; if you want to twist this classic dish, we are here to provide you with a few of our favourite Country Harvest™ recipes that pair perfectly with the following soup.

To get you in the mood for these perfect sandwiches & soup pairing, we are starting with a traditional classic with a twist. Our Roasted Broccoli and Grilled Cheese Melt paired with your preferred Country Harvest™ product (we recommend 14 Grains) served with a side of tomato basil soup will have your taste buds jumping for joy. Adding roasted broccoli to a grilled cheese sandwich adds a little crunch. Dip it into the soup before, and you have a flavourful gourmet grilled cheese. Try the combination at your next friend's gathering or family brunch, and you will have a chance to see what all the hype is about! It is always good to try new recipes and put a bit of a twist on a classic combination.

2.      Cranberry & Brie Grilled Cheese with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage soup

Brie and Cranberry are the perfect Yin and Yang. The decadent creamy, delicious flavour of melted Brie with the sweet and spicy mix of Cranberry on buttery grilled Country Harvest™ Cranberry & Oats loaf or our new Whole Grain & Protein Blend loaf. Pair this perfectly crispy golden sandwich with butternut squash and sage soup. The hearty soup is quick, flavourful, delicious and the perfect dipping soup with a Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Place frozen or peeled butternut squash on a baking sheet with one sweet onion, two cloves of garlic, a bunch of sage salt and olive oil. Toss and place in the oven to roast at 400°F for 30-40 minutes until the vegetables are soft and caramelized. Place the roasted vegetable in a large soup pot with 4-8 cups of vegetable broth or chicken broth and use an immersion blender to mix it all.

3.      Tomato & Turkey Chipotle Bagel with Pumpkin soup

To stay close to the seasonal theme, we all know how well turkey and squash pair together. Thanksgiving dinner is never complete without pumpkin pie for dessert. To twist a classic turkey sandwich, try this Country Harvest™ recipe for a Tomato and Turkey Chipotle Bagel and pair it with a homemade pumpkin soup; your taste buds will be jumping for joy. The tangy/smoky spice of the chipotle with a cozy, warming pumpkin soup is the perfect combination.

Tomato & Turkey Chipotle Bagel

4.      Eggplant Tomato Grilled Cheese with Chunky Beef & Vegetable soup

Eggplant is a hearty vegetable; when appropriately cooked, it has a delicious smoky/meaty taste. With eggplant being a nightshade vegetable, it has extreme versatility and can be prepared in various ways; if you want to change up your sandwich game give this Eggplant Tomato Grilled Cheese recipe a try and see what your family thinks. Pair this crispy delicious cheesy sandwich with a chunky beef or vegetable barley soup; everyone will be asking for seconds.

Eggplant Tomato Grilled Cheese

5.      Provolone & Ham Melt with Potato and Leek soup

Ham and cheese is another classic combo that is impossible to turn down. Our quick and easy classic Country Harvest™ recipe for a Provolone & Ham melt can be paired with multiple soups, but it goes phenomenally well with a potato and leek soup. Add a little cream to the potato soup to make the texture a little thicker, or if dairy is not your thing, you can always use chicken or vegetable broth. Potatoes are delicious in a soup because they can make soups creamy even if you choose not to add cream. These flavours together make for the perfect sandwich and soup dip bite.

6.      Green Goddess Havarti Sandwich with Cream of Broccoli soup

No matter the time of year, a green goddess sandwich or salad is impossible to turn down. Not only are soups warming, but they are also a great way to use everything in your fridge or freezer. If you are over buying produce, throw everything you have into a pot with some seasoning, flavour and broth and a homemade soup. Frozen vegetables are the best to use in soup. Instead of reheating and having soggy veggies, soup is the perfect solution. Blend all your soups up, and your kids will not know they are even eating vegetables. Make your taste buds think it's spring with this delicious recipe, and pair it with a comforting soup like cream of broccoli soup to keep you nice and warm.

7.      Open-faced Steak Bagel Sandwich with French Onion Soup

It is impossible to turn down a steak sandwich no matter the time of year, but it becomes harder to say no when cooler weather has you wanting more comforting foods. Give this Country Harvest™ Open-face steak bagel sandwich recipe a try and pair it with a bit of French onion soup for a simple weeknight dinner. Sandwiches do not always have to be eaten at lunch time. Shake things up and use what you have in your kitchen for a little added weeknight flavour.

Seasonal changes are the perfect excuse to try new things. (i.e., activities, recipes, outing, etc.).