Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

My all time favorite comfort food is grilled cheese. Who doesn't love creamy melted cheese. I loved nights when we would have grilled cheese and soup for dinner. And I really loved when the grilled cheese was made with velveeta. The more cheese the better!

Now that I'm older we still have grilled cheese nights, but now they're "Gourmet Grilled Cheese". Basically grilled cheese for the big kids in your life. I've made a couple different variations and I encourage you to do the same. Try mine and then invent your own! Be creative!

Obviously the basic ingredients are bread and butter or margarine. You know the gist. Margarine on the outside and cheese in the middle. I stick with that basic idea but then mix up the inside ingredients.

Here are two of my favorite variations: (I use vienna bread, but feel free to use your favorite bread on any of these.)

Gourmet Grilled Cheese #1: On the inside of the bread spread pesto. Use some fresh mozzarella and tomato slices. Seriously, this grilled cheese is hands down my favorite! The flavor combinations are delicious. I crave this!

Gourmet Grilled Cheese #2: Use shredded sharp cheddar or colby jack. Add bacon slices and tomato slices. (If you're feeling health conscious use turkey bacon.) This is my dad's favorite. Last time I made it he had me make him another one after he had devoured the first.

You should cook all of these like any other grilled cheese. Flip over after first side is browned. And cook until cheese it melted. And remember...the more cheese the better! It's called grilled "cheese" for a reason! :)

Much Love,

And please please please if you get creative and come up with your own grown up grilled chesse please send it to me so I can try it too!


  1. I add cajun seasoning on the butter to give it alittle extra flavor. This is just on the plain jane grilled cheese.

  2. Any plain grilled cheese is AMAZING dipped in ketchup, honestly! Give it a try.

  3. Dan, GREAT idea!!!

    Anonymous - I'm totally digging the ketchup thing and here is why. My husband said he used to eat cheese and ketchup sandwiches (cold). I was like WHAT...that's gross! UNTIL I tried it!!!! Yummy!

  4. mmm grilled cheese.. nothing better. and yeah I sometimes dip mine in ketchup too