3 Deluxe Grilled Cheeses


This is what you need! Really! 3 variations of deluxe grilled cheeses, including 2 hearty and 1 sweet version. So good, they're perfect for lunch.

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3 deluxe grilled cheeses
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-01-08, this recipe is for 3 people and takes 40 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 04-03-2022

40 minutes 3 people Lunch
3 deluxe grilled cheeses


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  • 1 small loaf of bread
  • about 6 slices each of Gruyere, Gouda and Manchego
  • 1 red bell pepper *
  • half a green bell pepper *
  • a few sprigs of thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • 2 large mushrooms
  • tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • half a red onion
  • 2 tablespoons jam (we've used jam made of red fruits)
  • butter
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  • Cutting board & chef's knife
  • Cheese slicer
  • Small skillet
  • Large skillet + lid
  • Blender
  • Bread knife
  • Oven + baking tray

3 Deluxe Grilled Cheeses

40 minutes 3 people Lunch

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Preparation -- 30 minutes

tip: you can use more bell peppers to create an extra portion of bell pepper spread. You can even use leftover spread as pasta sauce.  

Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees celsius or 480 degrees fahrenheit. First, we're going to create a bell pepper spread for our first grilled cheese variation.

Roasting the peppers is very simple, slice them in half, remove the seeds and place them cut side down on a baking tray.

Drizzle with olive oil, pepper and salt. Divide the sprigs of thyme and roast the bell peppers for about 20 minutes, or until the skin is turning blackish. Remove from the oven and let them cool off until you can handle them with your hands.

Use your hands to peel off the skin. Add the roasted peppers along with the flavorful oil from the baking tray in a small blender. Also, add a peeled garlic clove and then blend until you've reached a smooth spread.

For the second grilled cheese variation, we're going to slice the mushrooms, half a red onion and finely chop 1 garlic clove. Heat olive oil in the small skillet and saute the mushrooms and red onion slices for a few minutes.

Add the chopped garlic and saute a little longer until the mushrooms are golden brown. Pour in the balsamic vinegar and season with pepper and salt.  

3 deluxe grilled cheeses
3 deluxe grilled cheeses

Finish the grilled cheeses -- 10 minutes

Use a bread knife to create 6 thick bread slices and smear them with butter on one side. Those sides are the top and bottom of the grilled cheese sandwiches. For the first variation, smear the other sides with bell pepper spread and then divide the slices of gruyere.

For the second variation, divide a few of the slices of manchego on the bread, then the mushroom mixture and finish it off with some more manchego slices. For the third sweet variation, smear the bread slices with jam on both sides and then divide the slices of gouda.

Heat the large skillet on medium heat and place the 3 sandwiches into the skillet. Place the lid on and let the cheese melt slowly. After a few minutes, the bottom should be golden brown so it's ready to turn over.

Put the lid back on and wait another few minutes so the other side will be golden brown too. That's it! serve with some more bell pepper spread if you like and enjoy!

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