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    The Godfather of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    twissis's Note:

    There are times in our daily lives when we just have a case of the blues & nothing is as therapeuitc for it as a grilled cheese sandwich - the ultimate comfort food! This unique grilled cheese sandwich uses blue to cure the blues & puts a bit of an Italian twist on an otherwise British effort .. hence the Godfather title. I can't recall now where the idea originated, but I've been playing w/it for quite a while & have modified it from the original to suit our preferences. I suggest you try it - it may work well as a blues preventative for you too!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    Grilled ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
    • 2 ounces blue cheese (crumbled)
    • 3 ounces bacon (cooked crisp & crumbled)
    • 3 ounces fresh tomatoes (diced, use only tomato meat or pulp)
    • 4 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
    • 8 slices bread

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine the cream cheese w/the blue cheese & mix well to a smooth consistency.
    2. 2
      Add crisped bacon pieces & diced tomato to the cheese mixture & mix just well enough to achieve a good distribution.
    3. 3
      Put 8 slices sandwich bread on your cutting board or counter. Using a pastry brush, brush approx 1/2 tbsp of the Italian salad dressing on ea slice of bread.
    4. 4
      Turn over 4 slices of the bread & spread 3 oz of the cheese mixture on those 4 slices (You should have 12 oz of cheese mixture for this).
    5. 5
      Top ea of those slices w/the other 4 slices so all the exposed bread surfaces are the ones spread w/the Italian salad dressing.
    6. 6
      Grill your sandwiches & enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 05, 2010

      55

      Wow - this was outstanding (and I don't even like any type of blue cheese!). I made this exactly as posted, using gorgonzola and rye bread. Absolutely delightful. I would only caution that you let the sandwich rest for a minute or so before slicing, so the filling doesn't run out when you do so. Thanks for sharing this treat!

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    • on September 23, 2013

      55

      Very good. I just sliced my tomato and laid it on, rather than chopping and stirring it into the cheese. For my taste, I might cut back a little on the blue cheese, or use milder variety of blue.

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    • on June 27, 2010

      55

      Yummy! Made this as directed and loved it. Thanks for yet another keeper Twissis. Made by an Unruly Under the Influence for ZWT6.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Godfather of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    Serving Size: 1 (136 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 385.8
     
    Calories from Fat 229
    59%
    Total Fat 25.4 g
    39%
    Saturated Fat 12.4 g
    62%
    Cholesterol 56.2 mg
    18%
    Sodium 815.2 mg
    33%
    Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 2.9 g
    11%
    Protein 11.6 g
    23%

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