I love the traditional grilled cheese sandwich. It is my go to staple food for when I’m out of groceries, in a rush and have no time to cook a full meal or on a cold day served with a bowl of tomato soup. So when I started my Pinterest journey I was really into finding foods that were unusual and out of the ordinary. Earlier this year I randomly found a recipe for Guacamole Bacon Grilled Cheese that looked amazing and was dying to try! When I finally made it, it gave me a new outlook on the traditional sandwich and I began my search for other fancy grilled cheese sandwiches.
So I turned to my trusty site and found a ton of new recipes to try! My first fancy sandwich I wanted to try was a Parmesan Crusted Pesto Grilled Cheese. The outside has a delicious parmesan crust with an inside of gooey mozzarella cheese and basil pesto. I love pesto and I never would have thought to make it in a grilled cheese. The finished product was scrumptious and something that I definitely would make again! The best part is that the recipe is only 3 easy steps and made with cheap ingredients!
- 2 slices ciabatta or French bread
- 1 tablespoon soft butter, for brushing the bread
- 2 slices mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons basil pesto
- 1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
I also found a little more of a challenging grilled cheese that I pushed myself to make and probably never would have made. This Spinach and Mushroom Grilled Cheese took a little more time and effort but was definitely worth my while. The sandwich is filled with mushrooms, spinach, garlic, and monetary jack cheese topped with Dijon mustard. The recipe also called for goat cheese but I thought I’d skip it to save a little money. This sandwich was pretty tasty as well but I wasn’t the biggest fan of the mustard in it.
- 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
- Olive oil
- 3 ounces (about 1/2 bag) spinach
- 1 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- Softened butter
Now these are only a few of the great grilled cheese sandwiches that I found. I also found a pin from the Food Network website that had 50 different grilled cheese recipes! Who knew there were that many kinds out in the world!