As a BBQ chef, I’ve grilled up some mouthwatering dishes in my time, but one of my absolute favorites has got to be the Grilled Cheese Deluxe sandwich. Nothing compares to the ooey-gooey goodness of melted cheese between two slices of perfectly toasted bread, and this recipe takes it to the next level.
If you’re a fan of regular old grilled cheese sandwiches, just wait until you try this deluxe version. I promise you won’t be disappointed. With a blend of cheddar and Swiss cheese, as well as tangy green onions and zesty prepared mustard, this sandwich is packed with flavor in every bite.
But don’t just take my word for it – give it a try for yourself! It’s perfect for any occasion – whether you’re craving a comforting lunch on a rainy day or need a quick and easy dinner option for your family. Trust me, once you try this grilled cheese deluxe sandwich recipe, there’s no going back to plain old grilled cheese.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Picture this: Upgraded grilled cheese sandwiches, crisp and toasty. Heavenly melted cheese that oozes out of the sides with each bite. Now doesn’t that sound like a perfect comfort meal? This is exactly what you can expect when you indulge in this Grilled Cheese Deluxe recipe.
If you’re a true cheese lover, like I am, then this recipe is the ultimate treat for you. It is an elevated version of the classic grilled cheese sandwich, but with a twist. The addition of green onions and dijon mustard takes it up a notch in terms of flavor profile.
But what really sets it apart is the perfect combination of cheddar and swiss cheese. The flavors complement each other beautifully without overpowering one another, making this sandwich a culinary masterpiece! Trust me when I say that your taste buds will be dancing with joy after just one bite.
As if that isn’t enough, the ingredients are easily accessible and affordable too. So why settle for a basic grilled cheese sandwich when you can have this deluxe version right at home? Take it from me, once you try this Grilled Cheese Deluxe Recipe, there’s no going back to the bland and basic grilled cheese sandwich again!
Here are the ingredients that you need to gather before making this deluxe grilled cheese sandwich recipe:
- 4 slices of French bread: The bread should be an inch in thickness, and it will be used as the base for your grilled cheese deluxe.
- 2 tablespoons of butter flavored cooking spray: This will give your sandwich a slightly crispy texture and introduce a subtle buttery flavor.
- 1 small onion halved and thinly sliced: Green onions can also work well if you prefer to mix things up a bit.
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese: The use of cheddar cheese adds richness and creaminess to the sandwich.
- 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese: The use of Swiss cheese provides a nutty and earthy flavor that compliments the cheddar cheese.
- 4 ounces softened cream cheese: Adding cream cheese into the mix will make your grilled cheese extra creamy and delicious.
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons prepared Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic powder (optional): If you want to add some extra savory flavor to your sandwich, try using some garlic powder.
With these ingredients, you can now start creating your very own cheesy masterpiece.
The Recipe How-To
Now, we arrive at the heart of our recipe article – the how-to section. This is the moment where I sum up all of that mouth-watering anticipation and provide you with how to make the ultimate Grilled Cheese Deluxe sandwich. So without any further ado, let’s dive in.
- 4 slices of French bread
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated
- 2 green onions, halved thinly sliced.
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons creamy butter, softened
Step 1: Preheat grill pan or iron skillet.
Preheat your grill pan or iron skillet over medium heat.
Step 2: Mix ingredients.
In a small bowl mix together butter, mayonnaise, prepared mustard, and garlic powder until it is well combined. Spread the mixture over one side of each slice of bread.
Step 3: Add cheese and toppings.
Spread the cheddar cheese on two slices of bread, then add onion slices on top. Cover it with a layer of Swiss cheese and put two other bread slices on top.
Step 4: Cook!
Put your sandwiches onto your hot grill pan or iron skillet. Grill for about [1-2] minutes for each side until the cheese is melted and the bread is browned on both sides.
Step 5: Serve!
Your ultimate Grilled Cheese Deluxe sandwich is finally ready! Cut in half before serving it because you don’t want all that cheesy goodness escaping from the sandwich. Eat and enjoy!
Don’t forget to explore different substitutions and variations to this recipe to find what works best for you.
Substitutions and Variations
Welcome to the part of the article where we can experiment with different ingredients and stir things up a bit. Don’t get me wrong, the classic Grilled Cheese Deluxe is amazing, but why settle for just one version?
Firstly, let’s talk about cheese. You can use any type of cheese you like or combine a few that you love. Try using Monterey Jack, Gouda, Brie, or Mozzarella instead of Cheddar and Swiss. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new flavors.
For those who prefer more tangy sandwiches, add dill pickles slices, sauerkraut or jalapenos.
If you want to go even further and transform a classic Grilled Cheese Deluxe into an ultimate mouth-watering sandwich. Try adding bacon, ham or even roasted turkey breast to your sandwich. The options are endless.
Vegetarian? No problem! Add some grilled vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant or bell peppers to your sandwich for some extra flavor and texture.
If you prefer a crunchier bread crust, try pan-frying the sandwich in Garlic butter instead of regular butter. Or use butter flavored cooking spray if you’re looking for a healthier alternative.
Finally, my personal favorite substitution is using cream cheese instead of Mayonnaise. It adds richness and creaminess to the sandwich – making it worthy of being on any gourmet menu.
Go ahead and get creative! Let your imagination run wild and find new ways to make your own perfect grilled cheese recipe.
Serving and Pairing
Alright, now that we have the mouth-watering Deluxe Grilled Cheese Sandwich all grilled up and ready to go, it’s time to serve and pair it with some complementary sides and beverages!
When it comes to serving, the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich is best served fresh off the grill. You don’t want to wait too long before sinking your teeth into this warm, crispy and cheesy goodness. If you’ll be making multiple sandwiches, keep them in a warm place until serving so that they stay hot and crispy.
Now let’s talk about what goes well with our Deluxe Grilled Cheese Sandwich. First things first, tomato soup is a classic pairing that can’t go wrong. The creamy tomato base pairs perfectly with the rich and sharp flavors of the cheddar and Swiss cheese inside the sandwich. Alternatively, you could try dipping your sandwich into a tangy barbecue or hot sauce for that extra kick of flavor.
If you want to add some more elements to your meal, prepare some refreshing pickles or crunchy potato chips as a side dish. The sourness and crunch from the pickles can add balance to an otherwise heavy sandwich, while the saltiness from the chips can elevate the flavors even further.
As for drinks, you can’t go wrong with an ice-cold glass of lemonade or lime soda on a hot summer day. For something more daring, try pairing your sandwich with cold beer or a glass of red wine if you prefer something stronger.
There you have it – the perfect serving and pairing tips for your Deluxe Grilled Cheese Sandwich! Enjoy your meal, bask in its glory, and savor every bite. It’s sure to become a favorite in no time.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now that you’ve mastered the art of making the perfect Grilled Cheese Deluxe sandwich, you may be wondering how to store your leftovers or make a batch ahead of time. Luckily for you, I have some tips and tricks to help you elevate your sandwich game even further.
Storing your Grilled Cheese Deluxe is quite simple. If you’ve already made the sandwich, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place it in the refrigerator. The cheese may harden a little bit after you reheat it, but it will still be delicious. Or, if you’re planning on making a few sandwiches ahead of time, assemble them as usual and then freeze them in airtight containers or resealable bags.
When reheating your Grilled Cheese Deluxe, the most important thing to remember is that microwaving is not an option. It will leave your bread soggy and ruin the crispy texture that’s essential to this sandwich’s perfection. Instead, I recommend reheating your sandwich in a skillet over medium heat. Simply remove it from the freezer or refrigerator and let it thaw naturally at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Then, heat a drizzle of oil or dab of butter in the skillet until it sizzles.
Place your sandwich in the skillet and cook each side until golden brown and the cheese is melted to perfection. You can also pop your sandwich in a preheated oven at 350°F for five to ten minutes until crisp and piping hot.
And there you have it – all the secrets to elevating your Grilled Cheese Deluxe game by storing and reheating it perfectly every time! These tips will ensure that you get to relish every bite of your favorite sandwich any day of the week.
Tips for Perfect Results
When it comes to making a grilled cheese deluxe, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you achieve the perfect sandwich every time.
First and foremost, it’s important to use quality ingredients. Opt for sharp cheddar cheese and a high-quality Swiss cheese to ensure maximum flavor. You can also experiment with different types of bread, such as sourdough or French bread, to add some variety to your sandwich.
To prevent your sandwich from becoming soggy, it’s important to apply the spread (mayonnaise and prepared mustard mixture) on only one side of each slice of bread. This will create a crispy exterior while keeping the inside soft and cheesy.
Another tip is to cook your sandwich over medium-low heat. This slower cooking process will allow the cheese to melt evenly without burning the bread.
As tempting as it may be, resist the urge to press down on your sandwich with a spatula while it’s cooking. This can cause the cheese to ooze out and make a mess. Instead, cover the skillet with a lid to trap in heat and encourage the cheese to melt faster.
If you’re looking to step up your grilled cheese game even further, try adding some extra ingredients like bacon, sliced tomato or green onion for an added crunch and flavor.
Lastly, serve your grilled cheese deluxe right away while it’s still hot and melty. This classic comfort food is best enjoyed fresh off the skillet with a side of tomato soup or potato chips.
Before we conclude this article, I’d like to take a moment to address some frequently asked questions about this Grilled Cheese Deluxe Recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, I hope that these FAQ’s will be helpful in ensuring that your Grilled Cheese Deluxe is a success. So without further ado, let’s get into the most common questions and concerns that people have about this recipe.
What can I add to grilled cheese to make it better?
When it comes to adding some tangy and savory flavors to your BBQ, there are quite a few options to choose from. You could try incorporating some pickled veggies like dill or bread-and-butter chips, pickle relish, or chopped French cornichons. For a spicier kick, sliced pickled jalapeños may do the trick. Another interesting addition could be British-style Branston pickle or piccalilli. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try incorporating some capers or sliced caper berries, or even opt for some olives or muffuletta-style olive salad. And if you’re looking for a source of protein, some deli meats could also do the trick. They’re effortless to add and can provide some saltiness and meatiness.
How do you jazz up your grilled cheese?
Enhancing the taste of our food can be achieved without using extra salt. Utilizing the herbs and spices we have in our spice rack can add an extra layer of flavor to our meals. One can simply mix dried oregano and garlic powder with butter before spreading it on the bread, sprinkle some chili flakes inside a sandwich for a spicy kick or add some freshly torn herbs for added aroma. These small steps can make a big difference in enhancing the taste of our food.
How do you bring the grilled cheese to the next level?
For an out-of-the-world grilled cheese experience, I suggest you start by generously spreading some creamy mayo on the bread slices. Then, add a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and nutritional yeast for extra depth of flavor. Assemble your sandwich right in the pan and let the heat and sizzle do their magic.
If you’re feeling adventurous, consider making some grilled cheese croutons to add to the mix. The possibilities for deliciousness are endless with this option.
When it comes to the cheese, aim for the classic yellow cheddar. This cheese has the perfect consistency and melt-factor for a gooey and delicious grilled cheese.
For the ultimate cooking experience, I suggest using a trusty cast-iron griddle. This tool distributes heat evenly and ensures your sandwich is cooked to perfection with a crispy exterior and oozy interior.
In conclusion, the Grilled Cheese Deluxe is no ordinary sandwich. It is a masterpiece of flavor that everyone must try at least once in their life. This recipe is a surefire way of showing your creativity and personality in the kitchen. The combination of cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, mayonnaise, and prepared mustard is pure genius. The crispy and buttery bread, along with the melted cheese that oozes out of the sandwich with each bite, will make you want more.
I promise you that your taste buds will thank you for making this modern-day grilled cheese. Once you take a bite out of this delicious treat, there’s no going back to the regular old grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe has reinvented an all-time classic and given it a new life.
So what are you waiting for? Head to your kitchen and start gathering up the ingredients for this mouthwatering recipe. Whether it’s a quick lunch or a light dinner, this grilled cheese deluxe sandwich will be a guaranteed hit every time.
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Trust me; this recipe will become one of your favorites in no time. Don’t miss out on the excitement and joy that come with making and devouring this buttery delight. Join the grilled cheese craze now!
Grilled Cheese Deluxe Recipe
- 4 ounces swiss cheese, shredded
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
- 8 slices bread
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- Combine cheeses, mayonnaise, mustard, and chopped onion.
- Spread mixture on one side of 4 of the bread slices to within 1/4-inch of edges.
- Top with remaining bread slices.
- Spread softened butter on the outer sides of the sandwiches.
- Cook over medium heat in a hot skillet or griddle until golden brown, turning once.
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Shara @The Bird BBQ
Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.