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    Grown up Grilled Cheese

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    16 mins

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    westtextazzy's Note:

    This grown up sandwich won Third Place in the Ready, Set, Cook Contest #16. This is a foodie sandwich with adult details like delicious pesto and a hot mayo. The two cheeses blend together into a nice oozy thick layer and with the sweetness of the onion and the pepper flavor of the arugula, you have a celebration in your mouth!

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    1. 1
      Spread softened butter on the outside of each bread slice.
    2. 2
      In a food processor, add basil, 1/4 C olive oil, 1 t salt, 1 T parmesan cheese; blend.
    3. 3
      In a small bowl, mix mayo, lemon juice and Sriracha chili. You may want to add more than 1 teaspoon. Depending on heat, add to desired taste.
    4. 4
      Heat a cast iron pan to medium heat or use a sandwich press. if using the pan, use 1 T olive oil and then put buttered side of sandwich down. The oil and butter make a tastier mixture.
    5. 5
      Put one buttered side of bread down; spread with pesto mixture; add 2 slices swiss and two slices fontina cheese, add onion slice and top with arugula.
    6. 6
      Spread other slice of bread with hot mayo. Put the mayo side inside.
    7. 7
      Cook approximately 2 minutes until browned on each side. Make sure cheese is melted and bread is nicely golden. Serve with more pesto for dipping, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 23, 2013


      Maybe I'm not grown-up enough, but I thought there was waayyy to much cheese. The pesto was good, but my hot mayonnaise came out way to lemony. Not a favorite of my husband or I.

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    • on May 29, 2011


      Delicious sandwich! Truly comforting and such wonderful flavors! I have made this recipe twice already since I loved it so much.

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    • on May 29, 2011


      I really love this grilled cheese sandwhich! I enjoyed the pesto sauce and thought it was a nice addition to a typical recipe. The cheese oozed out of the sandwhich, and I found myself eating the bits of melted cheese, separate from the sandwhich. Weird, but yummy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grown up Grilled Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (408 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1593.4
    Calories from Fat 1088
    Total Fat 120.9 g
    Saturated Fat 39.5 g
    Cholesterol 155.2 mg
    Sodium 3948.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 83.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 7.0 g
    Protein 47.6 g

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