One of the most comforting things to eat is a grilled cheese sandwich. There is a word in that food choice, however, that most people do not even use to cook the comfort food. That is a grill. A grill can give you that crisp bread that you want and can allow you to have that comfort food and make it your own. Gourmet grilled cheese or the tried and true grilled cheese of your choice, the grill can take it from a simple comfort food to a gourmet masterpiece that you can cook for lunch, dinner, or even a snack.
Basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This basic grilled cheese can allow you to have that comfort food that you are looking for, whether you are cooking inside or outside. Make your choice of bread, whether you like sourdough, rye or another type, as well as your choice of cheese. Add tomato and other veggies as wanted.
Preheat your grill until it is hot and butter one side of each of your two pieces of bread. Put the bread slices, buttered sides down, onto a plate. Add cheese to both sides and add your veggies to one side or both. Place your bread on the grill, buttered sides down, and grill the sides until melted, which normally takes about two minutes. Once you have removed them, you can season and add other fresh veggies that you may want. Put the two halves together and enjoy!
While a basic grilled cheese sandwich is a great choice for any meal, there are some other additions you can make to take it up a notch. Here are some combinations you want to consider.
Turkey Pesto Grilled Cheese
An addition of some sliced turkey and pesto can ramp up your usual grilled cheese sandwich and make it a favorite that you will want to eat time and time again. A crusty French or sourdough bread is a great choice with provolone cheese and some fresh vegetables, such as tomato or lettuce, and you can even use a store bought pesto to cut down on your prep work. This is a gourmet grilled cheese that will please even the pickiest of gourmands.
Taco Grilled Cheese
Cheddar cheese, your choice of bread, taco seasoned meat, and your selection of fixings can give you a brilliant Mexican grilled cheese. Whether you cook up some taco seasoned ground beef on the grill using a safe grill pan, or you add some Mexican spice to your steak or chicken, you can have that taste that you are looking for that you can add lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, and even sour cream to.
Cuban Grilled Cheese
Do you love the taste of a Cuban, but never imagined that you can recreate the same taste on your grill? Sliced ham, sliced pork (Cuban if you can find it), Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles can be an excellent option for a comforting grilled cheese that is turned up a notch. If you love a Cuban, you want to try this grilled cheese option.
One option that can amp up your favorite grilled cheese sandwich is avocado. By adding pepperoni and avocado to your normal grilled cheese sandwich, you can add a bit of spice and freshness to your normal sandwich. Nothing says summer quite as well as avocado and you can make your grilled cheese into a summer delight with this addition.
Caprese Grilled Cheese
What is one of the freshest salad and sandwich options of the summer season? Caprese. The mix of basil pesto, mozzarella cheese, and tomato is something that you cannot beat on a hot day. To create a grilled cheese option, brush the bread slices with olive oil on one side and then layer basil pesto, mozzarella, and tomato. Grill until the cheese is melted, and you have a sandwich that will delight the taste buds.
Adding some meats, veggies, spreads, and herbs to a grilled cheese can help you to take it from boring to amazing. While your kids may want to stick with their favorite grilled cheese, you can add to yours to make it into a gourmet masterpiece. The key is to consider your favorite tastes and then consider how you can make them into a grilled cheese option that you can make on your grill. Gourmet grilled cheese can be a wonderful summer lunch of dinner for you and your family.