The Chew: Carla Hall Turkey Melt Recipe & Clinton Kelly’s Tomato Soup


The Chew: Clinton Kelly’s Cream Of Tomato Soup

Clinton Kelly said he came up with his cream of tomato soup last weekend when he was hungry and bored and didn’t have any tomato soup in the house. The soup is unique in that instead of boiling or stewing the vegetables for the soup, you’re actually going to roast them.

Daphne Oz raved about this soup and Mario Batali showed Clinton ways to make it look nicer, so he could charge more if he ever served it in a restaurant. It paired really nicely with Carla Hall’s Turkey Melt.


The Chew: Carla Hall Turkey Melt Recipe & Clinton Kelly's Tomato Soup

Clinton Kelly made a cream of tomato soup and Carla Hall made a turkey melt on the “Diner Delights” episode of The Chew January 29 2013.

Clinton Kelly Cream Of Tomato Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 28-ounce cans San Marzano Tomatoes (whole and peeled)
  • 1 large White Onion (sliced thinly)
  • 8 Garlic cloves (peeled and smashed)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 4 sprigs fresh Thyme (leaves picked)
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup picked Basil Leaves

The Chew Cream Of Tomato Soup Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Drain tomatoes, but be sure to reserve the juice. Cut tomatoes in half. Toss with onions, garlic and four tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Spread evenly onto a pan and roast for about 30 minutes. Stir halfway through. Cook until onions turn brown.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large pot. Pour tomato mixture in and simmer for 15 minutes.

The Chew: Carla Hall’s Turkey Melt

Carla Hall Turkey Melt Ingredients:

  • 12 pieces Rye Bread
  • 2 pounds Ground Turkey (dark meat)
  • 2 large White Onions (sliced thinly)
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 6 slices Emmenthaler Cheese
  • spicy Mustard
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 stick of Butter (at room temperature)
  • Olive Oil

The Chew Turkey Melt Directions:

  1. Preheat griddle over medium heat. Saute onions and thyme in olive oil for 30 minutes, until onions are caramelized. You might be tempted to hurry this process, but Carla said it was important that the onions be slowly browned.
  2. Mix turkey and salt and pepper, making sure they’re seasoned well. Then, make the turkey into patties large enough to be placed on bread.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on turkey patties and then cook for four to five minutes on each side. After you flip the patties, add a piece of cheese to each.
  4. Put a teaspoon of mayonnaise and butter on the outside of a piece of bread. On the inside, put a teaspoon of mustard.
  5. Put a patty on a piece of bread and on top of the pattie, add onions. Top with another piece of bread. Cook for two to three minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Enjoy!



  1. chuckee says

    there is a bit more to the tomato soup recipe….blend with an immersion blender before you add cream. garnish with chopped basil

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