Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Posted by Callies Biscuits on

We have three girls who all play competitive volleyball so most weekends we divide and conquer and spend on the road in a basic hotel in the middle of nowhere. A few weeks ago, we landed in Columbia, SC at the Graduate Hotel. We had a late arrival, so we bellied up at the hotel bar and keeping in line with our daughter, Sarah's coaches orders tried to eat something somewhat healthy-ish. She decided upon a grilled cheese with tomato soup.

This wasn't just any grilled cheese... it was absolutely crunchy, buttery garlicky and oozing with tons of delicious cheese! It was a grown-up grilled cheese with so much flavor. We decided to come home and make it for the family. Now Sarah makes it for us at least once a week! We achieved that garlic flavor-packed punch by using pesto as the smearing vessel to grill and it works. We highly recommend it!


Grown Up Grilled Cheese

You'll Need

    - 1-inch thick white bread (2 slices per person) - Shredded cheddar cheese (1/2 -1 cup per sandwich) - 3 tablespoons pesto - 3 tablespoons mayonnaise - 1 tablespoon butter

How To

    1. Mix the mayonnaise and pesto together. 1. Spread one tablespoon of the mixture on one side of each piece of bread. 1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add the butter. 1. Place one piece of bread, pesto side down in the skillet. Add the cheese and top with the remaining piece of bread, pesto side up. 1. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the cheese has melted and the bread is crisp. 1. Remove from skillet, cut in half, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

      "I travel a lot which means a little wining and dining here and there. I love to recreate the recipes that stick with me!" - Carrie