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My daughters LOVE grilled cheese. I used to make grilled cheese only occasionally until I got my panini press. Now, I make grilled cheese all the time!
My daughters can enjoy grilled cheese for breakfast, lunch or dinner! In fact, my daughters and I had a grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of soup for dinner today!
It’s easy to make a grilled cheese sandwich with a panini press because it griddles the sandwich on both sides at once, making the process of making a grilled cheese sandwich very quick!
I use my panini press so frequently that I often just leave it out on my kitchen counter.
One of our favorite grilled cheese combinations is a grilled cheese sandwich made with a slice each of provolone and pepper jack cheeses and a little bit of basil. This sandwich is so tasty!
To make a grilled cheese sandwich with provolone and pepper jack cheeses and basil, I first plug in my panini press. While the press is heating up, I butter the inside side of one slice of white bread. (My panini press is non-stick, so I don’t need to butter the outside of the bread.)
On that buttered slice, I then place a slice of provolone cheese, a slice of pepper jack cheese and bits of fresh basil leaf. I top it all with another piece of white bread. Then, all that’s left to do is place the sandwich in my panini press and close, pressing down. In a matter of minutes, I have the perfect grilled cheese sandwich!
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- Two slices white bread
- One slice pepper jack cheese
- One slice provolone cheese
- 1-2 basil leaves
- A pat or two of butter
- Heat your panini grill or sandwich maker. (If you don't have a panini grill, you can grill your sandwich on a regular fry pan on your stove.)
- Butter one slice of white bread on one side.
- On the buttered side of the bread, place one slice provolone cheese, one slice pepper jack cheese and some torn fresh basil.
- Place second piece of bread on the top of the sandwich.
- Place sandwich in panini press and close the top of your press. (If you are making your sandwich in a frying pan, butter your fry pan and then place your sandwich on the hot pan. You will have to flip your sandwich halfway through cooking.)
- Heat your sandwich for 2-3 minutes, depending on your grill. (Heating times may vary by panini grill brand.)
- Remove your grilled cheese sandwich from the grill. Unplug your grill.
- Slice your sandwich and serve!
- You may want to serve your grilled cheese sandwich with a warm bowl of tomato soup -- yum!