Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Teressa Drenth


"Our family loves the "feel good" meal of grilled cheese and tomato soup, but I was looking for something a little more, shall we say, fancy? I came up with this recipe when I had some leftover dip mix still in the refrigerator and thought it might taste good between potato bread and toasted. After a couple of enhancements the Gourmet Grilled Cheese was born. Enjoy!"

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
5 Min
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
It's fun to see how people can take a basic sandwich and make it into something extraordinary! The blend of cheeses is lovely in this grilled cheese. I really liked the chives in the sandwich. I chose to use Hawaiian bread and it was perfect. Make a batch of the cheese mix to keep in your fridge. Then you'll have a quick & easy sandwich!


4 oz
cream cheese
2/3 c
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c
chives, finely chopped
1/2 c
ham, finely chopped
1 clove
crushed garlic
1/2 tsp
lawry's season salt
16 slice
potato or hawaiian bread
butter for spreading

How to Make Gourmet Grilled Cheese


  • 1Butter one side of each slice of bread
  • 2Combine all remaining ingredients and spread filling between two buttered slices of bread, butter on the outside.
  • 3Fry in pan over med to med hi heat until bread is golden brown and filling has melted.
  • 4Remove from heat and immediately cut sandwich on the diagonal.

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About Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids