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Pair the soup and sandwich for a warm winter meal

Chilly winter days and their cold, crisp air call for a quick warm-up in the form of a classic combo: soup and sandwich. The next time you need to warm yourself from the inside out, choose a homemade pairing that brings together a hearty, hand-held minestrone.

When you sit down to a winter meal with the family, Aunt Nellie’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Pickled Beets offers the comfort you crave with caramelized onions, gooey melted cheese, and fried dough. Slow-braised to savory perfection, 3-Bean Tortellini Minestrone—fueled by READ 3-Bean Salad—plays the ideal complement to grilled sandwiches as a hearty, fuss-free soup.

For more comforting meal ideas made to fight the cold, visit AuntNellies.com and READSalads.com.

Gourmet grilled cheese with pickled beets

Recipe courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings

Preparation time: 60 minutes