The Godfather of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

"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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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
4 Grilled Sandwiches
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 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
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directions

  • Combine the cream cheese w/the blue cheese & mix well to a smooth consistency.
  • Add crisped bacon pieces & diced tomato to the cheese mixture & mix just well enough to achieve a good distribution.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Grill your sandwiches & enjoy!

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Reviews

  1. JackieOhNo!
    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!
     
  2. weekend cooker
    Very good... I left out the tomato for myself, but everyone else had them. The cream cheese/bleu cheese mixture was awesome, and with the bacon on top, it hit the spot.
     
  3. Muffin Goddess
    I don't think I would've thought to put these ingredients together in a grilled cheese sandwich, but I'm really glad that someone else did, lol! I never would've thought to use Italian dressing as the "butter" on the outside of the sandwich, either -- learn something new every day! I used smoked blue cheese and light cream cheese in this (leftover stuff I needed to use up). I chopped my tomato and just sprinkled it on top of the cheese right before cooking. I was wrapping it to grill at work for dinner, and was afraid that the tomatoes would make the bread mushy if I mixed them into the cheese ahead of time. Thanks for posting, twissis -- this definitely cheered me up! Made for Culinary Quest I Family Picks
     
  4. threeovens
    Love the creamy texture alongside all that flavor! Really good!
     
  5. nott2339
    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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I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
 
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