The 3 Ultimate ‘Grown Up’ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

fancy grilled cheeseWho doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich? I don’t know about you, but the thought of ooey gooey cheese that filled my mouth as a kid from a good grilled cheese makes me warm and fuzzy on the inside. I may just be hungry though! Anywho, here are some ways to make your grilled cheese not so childish.

Blue Cheese and Smashed Avocado with Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (cut in halves)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 avocado, lightly mashed
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 4-6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 slices seedy bread
  • softened butter, for spreading

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss the tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Grease a baking sheet and add the halved tomatoes.
  4. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. Turn the oven to broil.
  6. Lightly mash the avocado with the salt and pepper.
  7. Spread one side of each bread slice with softened butter.
  8. Take the unbuttered sides and evenly spread the mashed avocado among the insides of all 4 slices of bread.
  9. Add the blue cheese right on top of the mashed avocado.
  10. Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet and broil for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Cook until the blue cheese begins to melt.
  11. Remove from the oven and heat a skillet over medium heat.
  12. Divide the arugula in two and place right on top of the melted blue cheese. Add a handful of the roasted tomatoes. Place the other half of the bread on top to make a sandwich. Place both sandwiches in the skillet
  13. Cook until cheese is melted and both sides are golden brown
  14. Serve immediately.