Grown-up Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

Cara J Mastrangello


With kids in the house, grilled cheese and peanut butter sandwiches seem like a staple. After fixing the little ones their lunch I decided I wanted a grilled cheese too!! This is one that I recommend not letting the little ones have a bite of, lol.

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5 Min


2 slice
whole grain bread
2 slice
pepper-jack cheese (sliced thin)
1 slice
provolone cheese (sliced thin)
4 slice
thin-cut deli style ham
few slice
very thin sliced tomato
pieces of thinly sliced onion
pieces of thinly sliced bell pepper
1 tsp
sriracha mayo
dill pickle slices, banana pepper slices, etc (optional)
butter/margarine/nonstick spray

Directions Step-By-Step

I recommend using a sandwich press/sandwich griddle for these, it is much easier than trying to keep it together and flip in a pan.
While the sandwich press heats up, lightly butter/spray one side of each slice of bread.

On a non buttered side start the sandwich layers. 1 piece of pepper-jack, 2 thin deli slices of ham, the sliced tomato, onion, and bell peppers, 1 slice provolone, 2 thin deli slices of ham and 1 slice of pepper-jack. Top with last slice of bread (make sure buttered sides are out, I know usually goes without saying but some days ....)
Stick on the sandwich press and carefully close all the way. Cook about 2-3 minutes and check. Cheese should be melted and gooey and bread light golden brown. MMM.

Put on a plate and carefully open just enough to drizzle some Sriracha Mayo inside and stuff with a few pickles/peppers if desired.

Just in case you don't have a recipe for Sriracha Mayo, this is one that I use and keep on hand.

3/4 cup mayo
4 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp soy sauce
Mix in a bowl until smooth, refrigerate any leftover.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy