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!

INGREDIENTS
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.

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

43 comments

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

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Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago

ty

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Dotti Lydon
Dotti L4 years ago

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

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Elena T.
Elena P4 years ago

Thank you :)

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Dale Overall

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

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Jennifer U.
Jennifer A4 years ago

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

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No B.
Nan B4 years ago

yum

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

thank you

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Terry V.
Terry V4 years ago

thanks

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Bmr Reddy
Bmr Reddy4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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