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Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Who says grilled cheese has to be made with white bread and orange cheese? In this simple spin on the classic sandwich, rich fontina cheese melts deliciously with sautéed mushrooms and pesto on crisp sourdough bread.

Treat yourself to this grown-up grilled cheese sandwich. Adventurous kids will want one, too!

1 tablespoon organic butter
4 large button or cremini mushrooms, sliced
4 large slices sourdough bread
1/4 cup prepared pesto
4 ounces fontina cheese, sliced
Pinch of salt
A few grindings of black pepper

1. Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, spread the top of 2 bread slices with the pesto. Arrange the cheese and cooked mushrooms over the pesto. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover with the remaining 2 bread slices. Cook in the same skillet until the cheese melts and the bread is golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Makes 2 sandwiches.

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Adapted from Fresh Choices, by David Joachim and Rochelle Davis (Rodale Press, 2004).

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1:49AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

thanks for sharing

8:22AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013


8:09AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

O.M.G. that sounds good. Even better if one could use San Francisco sourdough bread.

10:39PM PST on Jan 15, 2013

Thank you :)

11:46PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Delightful, a good New Year's treat as well!

2:52PM PST on Dec 20, 2012

I've been craving a grilled cheese sandwich for some time now and this one might do the trick.

3:07AM PST on Dec 19, 2012


6:16AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

thank you

1:58AM PST on Dec 18, 2012


5:57PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thanks for sharing

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