Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Lunch Program >> The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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.


deborah said...

Those look yummy! I would come by for lunch if I was closer! ;)

Mrs. K said...

I happen to have my waffle iron out since my birthday boy requested waffles for breakfast. Might have to try this before putting it away (because I despise cleaning that thing and rarely get it out). Deborah sent me :o)