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the ultimate grilled cheese

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Rhonda E!
Juneau, AK

I got this idea from ingredients that go good in a salad and I just put them in a sandwich instead. Serve with a little Italian Dressing sprinkled with parmesan cheese on the side to dip in.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This grilled cheese is something you would expect at a fancy deli. The garlic mayo packs a punch of flavor and crisps the bread up beautifully. The Gouda melts wonderfully and it pairs perfectly with the salty bacon, spinach, and softened onion. Every bite is a gooey bit of flavor!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 1
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For the ultimate grilled cheese

  • 2 slice
    sourdough bread
  • 1/4 c
    fresh or frozen spinach
  • 2 slice
    bacon cooked
  • 3 slice
    smoked deli sliced Gouda cheese
  • 1 slice
    onion, microwave 1 minute
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 clove
    garlic, reserving a few pieces

How To Make the ultimate grilled cheese

Test Kitchen Tips
Our sourdough was on the larger side, so we did add an extra slice of Gouda. You can never have too much cheese.
  • 1
    Gather all your ingredients.
  • 2
    Make the Spread each slice of bread with the grilled cheese garlic mayo spread saving pieces of garlic from the spread and put then in the spinach. Set aside.
  • 3
    Mix garlic and spinach.
  • 4
    Heat spinach in microwave until warm.
  • 5
    Add the Gouda cheese, then spinach and then top with bacon. Make sure the grilled cheese garlic mayo spread is on the outside of the sandwich. *Note: No need for butter, you're using mayo instead.
  • 6
    Add one slice onion that has been heated in the microwave one minute.
  • 7
    Put sandwich in a preheated skillet and grill with the grilled cheese garlic mayo spread on the outside of the sandwich.
  • 8
    Grill until golden on each side.
  • 9
    Serve with some chips and enjoy!