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Interesting Flavored Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Last Modified: 05/29/10
First Published: 05/29/10
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Nothing beats a simple grilled cheese sandwich at times: it's crunchy, soft and just addictive. The grilled cheese cheesesandwich is certainly one of the best comfort foods there is, and best of all, it's quick and easy to make. However, simple grilled cheese is tasty, but if you want to fix it up a bit, then there are lots of fun additions you can add which can turn a classic to something new and exciting.

Traditionally cheddar cheese is used in the grilled cheese sandwich, however don't feel limited to this one cheese. Mozzarella, Monterrey Jack, Provolone, Gouda, Fontina and Swiss as well as more flavorful cheeses such as blue cheese and goat cheese are all good candidates for a delicious grilled sandwich.

The basic:
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 sliced sandwich breads
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Method:

Assemble sandwiches. Brush top of each slice with butter. Lay buttered side down in nonstick skillet. Cook 5 minutes. Turn, do another 4 minutes. Keep in a 200 degree oven while you do the other two.

While the basic is fine as it is, it can be fun to mix it up a bit. Try one of these additions to the sandwich:

Flavorings:

- Pesto & Fresh Tomatoes

- Roasted Red Peppers & Tapenade (olive, capers and anchovy spread)

- Sundried tomatoes & artichokes

- Salami, Brie Cheese & basil

- Roast Beef & Sauteed Mushrooms

- Chipotle Adobo Chili & Turkey