Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

"A quick comfort meal at my house is always tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Since DH and I are both 50+, I feel that _perhaps_ we may be ready for a more grown-up version of this meal. Let's start with the sandwich. If I don't get _fired_ over this, I'll tackle the soup next. ;-)"
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  • Place slices of bread on a cutting board. Brush topsides with olive oil. Turn over one side of bread (so oiled side is facing down).
  • Top with desired fillings in the order listed.
  • Place remaining slices of bread on top (oiled-side-up)and cook on a preheated nonstick griddle for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

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  1. Sharon123
    I enjoyed this sandwich! I used some from a couple of the styles. I used cheddar cheese, artichoke hearts, red onions and black olives. Thanks!
  2. CookingONTheSide
    This is a really good sandwich. I made it the Tex-Mex style and it tasted great. I want to try the other versions as well!
  3. SweetsLady
    Yummy, yummy! We had it Tex-Mex Style and what a great treat and change from plain grilled cheese. I ended up doing 3 sandwiches with 6 pieces of bacon but didn't crumble. I definitely want to try the other types, too! Thanks for posting, SusieQusie!!
  4. twissis
    I happily dined on your Recipe #254156 for lunch the last 2 dys while DH was at work & made the *Italian Style* & *BBQ Style* of your 3-part recipe as written. I thought I might miss the meat component after enjoying the former yesterday, but I think I liked the latter even better today. Perhaps that is because the latter is more recent in my memory bank or maybe just because we Texas girls do love our BBQ flavour! Right? The simple truth is both were excellent! You have turned grilled cheese into an art form, SQ, so thx for this recipe & its art lesson. I still look forward to *TexMex Style* - hint, hint, hint. :-) - *Edited to Add* on 10/15: DH & I are in Dallas now & SQ made good her promise to make the Tex-Mex style for us. Very good just like the others & I even enjoyed the turkey bacon, *Andi* !


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