Although I try to keep my recipes healthy, I can’t help but share my delicious recipe for this ooey-gooey restaurant quality grilled cheese sandwich! I made it last night with tomato soup from Sprouts.
Even on a hot day, this comfort food does a body good after a stressful day or week. Brett and I definitely needed some comfort at the end of a long day, so I sliced up the homemade French bread I made from my bread machine (recipe posted)…
What you’ll need:
French or Sourdough Bread
2-3 Soft Cheeses (ideas below)
Flat top griddle
Butter or spreadable butter substitute
Next, I buttered both sides of the bread with Smart Balance buttered Spread. This one is made with flax seed oil, so there’s less saturated fat. You don’t need a lot, just enough to cover.
Brown one side of each slice on a big flat top griddle. Keep it on medium heat…
While that’s going, slice up 2-3 types of cheese. In this case, I picked Brie, Chipotle Pepper Jack, and American. Once the bottoms of the bread are browned, flip them over and add the cheese. Brett wanted A LOT of cheese, so I layered one type, covered it with a bowl or small skillet, and added more after the cheese melted. Keep your eye on the bread so it doesn’t over brown. You may want to turn the heat down a bit…
Once you have added the cheese and it’s melted, take one slice and flip in onto another. This turned my 4 slices into 2 sandwiches, 8-4 etc… Remove the sandwiches, an cut in half.
The soup only takes 2-3 minutes to heat in the microwave, so do it right before you take the sandwiches off.
And thats it! You’ll have the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, and a warm feeling in your tummy! Girls, these sandwiches are huge, so do yourself a favor and give your 2nd half to someone else, or save it for later:)!
Here are some great cheese options in my opinion, that melt well:
-Cheddar (not sharp, it’s too hard to melt properly)
Hope you enjoy! Keep this one, and the French bread, in the recipe books for a rainy day:)!
Lots of Love,