Summer Lunch Program
a semi-sporadic series
fun lunchtime recipes
Just In Time For Summer Vacation!
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
3 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 to 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise, as needed to bind together
1-1/4 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1-1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/8 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
12 slices Hearty Sandwich Bread
Softened Butter for spreading on the outside of the Sandwiches
In a mixing bowl, beat Cream Cheese and 1/4-Cup Mayo until smooth. Stir in Cheddar, Mozzarella, Garlic Powder, and Seasoned Salt. Stir in remaining 2 Tablespoons Mayo if needed to bind cheeses together. Spread 6 slices of Bread with Cheese mixture, about 1/3-Cup each, top with remaining Bread. Butter outside of Sandwiches, cook in a large skillet over medium heat until golden brown, flipping Sandwiches as needed. Serves 6.
Try toasting these in the waffle iron--it cooks on both sides without needing to flip the Sandwiches over! To cut down on fat content, try spraying the Bread with non-stick cooking spray instead of buttering.
Adapted from Quick Cooking, March/April 2000.