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gourmet grilled cheese

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Teressa Drenth
Kalamazoo, MI

"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!"

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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. We really liked the chives in the sandwich. We opted 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 and easy sandwich!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For gourmet grilled cheese

  • 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

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