Italian Grilled Cheese

Those days when I’m home for lunch, I want something quick, easy and tasty.  I grew up on grilled cheese and tomato soup.  It’s still a favorite for me!  The only difference now is that I tend to change it up a bit and add other stuff to the grilled cheese.  I love grilled cheese and ham, grilled cheddar cheese with a little mustard, grilled pimento cheese and this Italian Grilled Cheese!

As for the tomato soup?  I still keep a can of the old timey Campbell’s tomato soup in my pantry.  But my favorite is this Tomato Basil Bisque.  I make a pot of this bisque, eat some and freeze the rest in serving size portions.  When I want a nice bowl of bisque, I just nuke it in the microwave and top it with a little extra cheese and fresh basil.  My oh My!

This Italian Grilled Cheese is interesting because it is a grilled cheddar and mozzarella cheese with sliced tomatoes and a sprinkle of Italian seasonings.  It’s a perfect combination of flavors when you really want a flavorful grilled cheese!

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Here’s how I make them.

Italian Grilled Cheese

Italian Grilled Cheese

Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of both slices of bread.

My personal favorite bread is a good quality dense bread such as sourdough.  You can certainly use a white wonder bread, but I find a heavier bread will hold up better with tomatoes.  Just saying…

Italian Grilled Cheese

Place one slice of the bread, butter side down, in a skillet over low heat.  Add a slice of cheddar cheese and some mozzarella.

Italian Grilled Cheese

Top the cheeses with sliced tomatoes, salt and Italian seasonings.

Don’t have an Italian seasoning blend in your cabinet?  No problem!  Grab a pinch of some dried basil, oregano and thyme and just sprinkle it over the tomatoes.

Italian Grilled Cheese

Place the other slice of bread over the tomatoes, butter side up.  With the heat on low to medium low, brown the first side until it’s a golden color.  This can take anywhere from 2-4 minutes depending on how hot your burner is.

Italian Grilled Cheese

Carefully, flip that baby over and brown the other side.

Italian Grilled Cheese

Remove the grilled cheese from the hot pan to a cutting board for cutting.

Italian Grilled Cheese

I like to cut mine from corner to corner.  See the beautiful layers?  I’m telling you, it’s delicious!

Italian Grilled Cheese

Look at all of that ooey gooey melted cheese!  That’s what I call a grilled cheese!

Here are a few other lunch ideas!

Tomato Basil BisqueTomato Basil Bisque

BSTB Sandwich  BSTB Sandwich

Monte CristoMonte Cristo

Naan Breakfast SandwichNaan Breakfast Sandwich

Crispy Chicken Naan SandwichCrispy Chicken Naan Sandwich

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Italian Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 Sandwich

Italian Grilled Cheese

This Italian Grilled Cheese is interesting because it is a grilled cheddar and mozzarella cheese with sliced tomatoes and a sprinkle of Italian seasonings. It's a perfect combination of flavors when you really want a flavorful grilled cheese!

Ingredients

  • 2 sourdough bread slices
  • butter
  • 1 deli slice cheddar cheese
  • 1 deli slice mozzarella cheese
  • tomato slices
  • dash of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend

Instructions

  1. Smear a thin layer of butter one side of both slices of a good quality hearty bread, such as sourdough.
  2. Place one slice of the bread, butter side down, in a skillet over low heat. Add a slice of cheddar and mozzarella.cheese. Top the cheeses with sliced tomatoes, salt and Italian seasonings. Place the other slice of bread over the tomatoes, butter side up.
  3. With the heat on low to medium low, brown the first side until it's a golden color. This can take anywhere from 2-4 minutes depending on how hot your burner is. Carefully, flip that baby over and brown the other side.
  4. Remove the grilled cheese from the hot pan to a cutting board for cutting.

Notes

Don't have an Italian seasoning blend in your cabinet? No problem! Grab a pinch of some dried basil, oregano and thyme and just sprinkle it over the tomatoes.

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