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Grilled cheese takes me back to my childhood, what about you? I ate a LOT of them growing up, so today I thought I would share my “adult” version. This take on a classic is SO delicious and even my kids love it. It really isn’t a recipe, but more of an assembly!
Ultimate Grilled Cheese “recipe”
- multi-grain bread
- Sargento® Colby jack cheese
- Sargento® Sharp Cheddar cheese
The most important ingredient in this sandwich is the cheese! A few years ago, I decided to start researching food and what we were putting into our bodies. I was honestly shocked at ALL the artificial ingredients in most of the foods we were eating. I was even more baffled that the “cheese” I had been using for years (Pasteurized Process Cheese Food, known as American singles) is only required to contain 51% real cheese…uuummm, yeah. I’m a cheese person. I love it on just about anything, so I needed to find a brand that only used natural ingredients. Sargento® Sliced Cheese is always 100% real, natural cheese, so I made the switch. Not only are Sargento® cheeses better for my family, you can taste the difference.
In my opinion, the second most important ingredient, is the bread! I like to use one that has whole seeds and grains.
Here’s how you make it:
- Butter two slices of bread only on one side. Place them butter side down on a medium temperature skillet.
- On one piece, put two slices of Colby jack and the other piece of bread add two slices of cheddar.
- Once the cheese starts to melt slightly, add two slices of bacon, 1-2 slices of tomato, and a layer of avocado to just one side.
- When the bread is a golden brown, put the side with the cheese only on top of the side with the bacon, tomato and avocado.
TIP: If you are making more than one sandwich, it’s best to set up an assembly line. These cook really fast, which makes them an easy dinner option.
If you have a kid (or an adult) who doesn’t like one of the ingredients, just leave it out on their sandwich…it’s really that easy!