Sunday, April 25, 2010

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: National Grilled Cheese Month


April is National Grilled Cheese Month.  I wanted to experiment with turning some of our favorite foods into grilled cheese sandwiches.  I wanted to see if I could make a simple grilled cheese sandwich into something good enough to serve to company.  I made six different types of grilled cheese sandwiches.

Caprese Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese version of one of our favorite salads.  Made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.


Chicken Quesadilla Grilled Cheese

Grilled chicken with onions, peppers and quesadilla cheese.  I put chili powder in the butter to flavor the outside of the sandwich too.  We dipped it into a side of salsa.  This tasted just like my favorite quesadilla at the Mexican restaurant.  


Southern BBQ Grilled Cheese

Pork BBQ and mild cheddar cheese topped with pickles.  Surprisingly good! This was one of our favorites!  Chicken Legs has already requested this for dinner.


Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese

Chicken fingers, pizza sauce and mozzarella.  I sliced chicken fingers on the bias so they laid flat on the sandwich.  I spread a small amount of pizza sauce on each slice of bread and then topped it with the mozzarella and chicken fingers.  I also added some garlic powder to the butter on the outside of the sandwich.  We dipped the sandwiches into some extra pizza sauce.   I really loved this sandwich.  I am having it again tomorrow!


Bacon & Tomato Grilled Cheese

A kicked up version of the classic grilled cheese.  This would be a great grilled cheese for breakfast.  You can beat cheese, bacon and tomatoes.  A great on the go meal!


Nutella Grilled Cheese

Finally, we had to try a dessert grilled cheese.  This was really good.  I mixed together nutella, cream cheese and amaretto and topped it with strawberries.  I sweetened the butter with powdered sugar.  Great finish to our grilled cheese fest!



I used Pepperidge Farm soft Sourdough bread for all of the sandwiches.  I also put cheese on both sides of the bread to make sure the fillings stuck!  This was a great experiment and I found several great new quick lunch and dinner ideas.  I know that these will be making another appearance at our dinner table in the future.



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9 comments:

  1. That was a really clever experiment and they all look delicious.

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  2. Lovin all of these grilled cheese sandwiches. I'll take one of each.

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  3. Wow. I thought you were showing a bunch of people's grilled cheese sandwiches at first, then I realize you did them all. They all look great, but I'm going to have to try that Nutella one for sure!

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  4. Congratulations for being one of the other 23. Great ideas for grilling cheese!!

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  5. I think they are all my favorites. Well they are all tied for first except the nutella one ;)

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  6. Grilled Cheese is classic, fun, all-American food. Making fusion versions is all an all-American pastime! : )

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  7. Hard to choose among them - they all look so good!

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  8. Love it, especially the nutella one, going to have to give that a try, just as research of course, thanks for sharing!

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