Mini Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Jennifer Bass

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@jenniebug1978

I first tried this sandwich when I made some homemade Tomato Basil Bisque. I make these sandwiches for friends and family whenever I can.

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Looking to switch up the flavors in your grilled cheese sandwich? Give this recipe a try. The Italian cheeses (mozzarella and Parmesan) along with the crisp pancetta give this sandwich an Italian flair. Roasted bell peppers add a pop of flavor and are a nice surprise. Perfect alongside a bowl of tomato basil soup. These mini grilled cheese sandwiches are a quick and easy lunch or light dinner. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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Serves:
2
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 8 slice
    small sandwich or cocktail bread
  • 2 slice
    pancetta, sliced in half
  • 2 slice
    deli-style mozzarella cheese, halved
  • 8 Tbsp
    grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2
    roasted red bell peppers from jar, sliced and patted dry
  • ·
    butter

How to Make Mini Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small skillet, cook pancetta until crisp. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate; set aside.
  2. Heat medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat. While skillet is heating, assemble sandwiches. Place one slice of mozzarella cheese on bread heel.
  3. Top with pancetta, 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (per sandwich).
  4. Then place the sliced roasted red peppers.
  5. Place other half of bread slice on top. Butter the tops of the sandwiches.
  6. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet.
  7. Place sandwiches in the skillet with buttered tops facing up.
  8. Let cook for 2 minutes and carefully flip sandwiches over.
  9. Press down to flatten slightly. Cook for about 2 more minutes or until bread is lightly browned. Serve warm.

    Makes 2 servings (2 sandwiches each)

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About Mini Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #grilled cheese



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