One of my very favorite cold weather meals is grilled cheese and tomato soup. I know that the easy way to make grilled cheese would just be to slap a couple squares of American cheese on some bread and grill, but several years ago I found this recipe for Ultimate Grilled Cheese and have never gone back.
How to make Ultimate Grilled Cheese:
4 ounces soft cream cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise. Mix in shredded cheeses and Italian seasoning.
Let your imagination go here. Use any two or three kinds of cheese you like. My personal favorite is Monterrey Jack cheese and Sharp Cheddar with a dash of Parmesan cheese. If you like spicy, you could throw in some diced/minced jalapenos.
Pile on a fair amount of the cheese mixture in your bread. The amount above makes 4 or 5 sandwiches. Sometimes I add a couple of slices of ham to each sandwich, too. Really any kind of sliced meat would work–my personal favorite is just ham.
Butter each side of the bread–mix up the bread you use, too. I’m using sourdough in these pictures, but I also like sliced french bread for little sandwiches. Grill in a hot skillet for about 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Slice in half –I was informed by my family that the correct way is to slice diagonally– and serve. Nothing better on these cooler nights than grilled cheese and tomato soup! Yum.
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Ultimate Grilled Cheese.
Michelle blogs at My Life in Podunk.
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Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of my family’s favorite lunch meals. Thank you for sharing. These look delicious. Who would have thought you could improve on a grilled cheese? I can’t wait to make these and see my family’s reaction.
Thanks for sharing.
On January 3, 2011 at 7:34 am
I agree! Toasted cheese sandwiches and tomato soup…perfect for a cold day! Thanks for the recipe.
On January 3, 2011 at 8:06 am
This looks delicious! I am the grilled cheese queen in our family. My husband says no one makes them as good as I do. I think I may have to try this recipe next time we have grilled cheese to change things up a little bit! Can’t wait!!!
On January 3, 2011 at 8:33 am
Oh, these look wonderful! We had grilled cheese sandwiches last night…I see them on the menu this week, too.
A recipe I learned a couple years ago, make up your sandwich, dip it into a french toast batter, then grill. Mmmmm, these 2 would go together perfectly…THE Ultimate Grilled Cheese 🙂
On January 3, 2011 at 9:07 am
I have actually made these very ones several times over the years. My family says they are the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever.
On January 3, 2011 at 9:54 am
If it has cheese or cream cheese, I’m a happy camper!
On January 3, 2011 at 11:26 am
These look yummy! I love grilled cheese….I’ll be trying this recipe!
On January 3, 2011 at 11:53 am
Goose Hill Farm says:
Oh, my! These look amazing! I just LOVE grilled cheese and tomato soup. This is definitely one recipe I am going to try!
Thank you so much for sharing this!
On January 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm
Oh my goodness!!! Those looks so good, amazing actually. I’m stuck at work, I wish I could go home and make one right now!
On January 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Goose Hill Farm says:
I made these for dinner tonight and OH, MY GOODNESS…..they were a HUGE hit!
Definitely a keeper!
On January 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm
Dede ~ wvhomecanner says:
Oh Yeah. Have to try this! And I am lucky to have this to go with
Might wanna put this on your canning list for 2011 🙂
On January 3, 2011 at 9:02 pm
Come summer, this recipe will make killer grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches, too. It sounds great and I can’t wait to try it 🙂
On January 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm