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Different types of Grilled Cheese?


I don't know about you, but when I hear the words "Grilled Cheese" so many childhood memories come to me. I remember playing in the snow and my grandma would call me inside to come eat lunch. I'd come in and the aroma of grilled cheese and tomato soup would fill my nose. Grilled cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods. And I'm going to tell you some of the ways I like to make it!


Instead of using regular Kraft American cheese, I like to mix things up. Try putting Pepper Jack Cheese in the sandwich instead! Makes for a mild spicy flavor that keeps you wanting more!


Another way I like to make it is with one slice of provolone and one slice of Colby Jack cheese. This one does take a little while longer to make because the cheese is a little bit thicker. Just make sure you keep flipping it so it doesn't burn. But I promise the extra time is worth it. The two cheeses mixed together makes for a gooey and yummy grilled cheese.


One way I also like to do it, is the regular Kraft American cheese, but with a twist! I will put butter on both sides like normal, but on one side of the sandwich put garlic butter on instead of regular butter. It makes for a really good grilled cheese. If you really like garlic, you can put it on both sides. It can be over whelming though to certain people.


This next one I've only done once. But I've eaten it at restaurants a lot. This one take a bit longer but it's worth it. What you'll need is:


INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon vegetable oіl

2 to

3 garlic cloves minced (or crushed)

2 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Zest of 1/2 lemon

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

4 slices Texas toast style bread

Butter room temperature

Garlic powder for dusting

  1. In a medіum bowl, mіx together ricotta, Parmesan, lemon zest, basil, and oregano; set aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once pan is hot, add oil and garlic. Saute garlic, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add spinach. 

  3. Cook until spinach wilts, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove to a bowl.

  4. Butter one side of each of the 4 pieces of bread. Sprinkle the butter side of the bread with garlic powder, to your liking.

  5. Place bread, buttered side down, in the same skillet that you used for the spinach. spread half the ricotta mixture over the bread. Layer 1/2 the spinach on top of the ricotta. Top sandwich with a second piece of bread, buttered side up.

  6. Cook until bread is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip sandwich over, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until bread is golden and cheese has melted.

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