A grilled cheese is the perfect fall heartwarming food for lunch or dinner. This grilled cheese is inspired by another famous comfort food, garlic bread! With just a few pantry staples you can turn your grilled cheese into a savory flavor bomb in a flash. It’s great served alongside a hearty tomato soup or a fresh Italian-style salad.
For our grilled cheeses, we opted for whole-wheat bread, but you can use whatever bread you’d like. You can also make these grilled cheeses vegan or dairy free by substituting ingredients. We have some great options for vegan butter, mozzarella and parmesan in stock at the Co-Op. I hope you enjoy this inventive recipe!
1 T unsalted room temperature butter
1 T minced garlic
2 slices bread
¼ Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 T parmesan cheese
1 Tsp oregano
Spread your butter on one side of each bread slice.
Rub a pinch of parmesan cheese onto each buttered side of the bread, reserving the rest for later.
On the unbuttered sides of the bread, rub in your minced garlic.
Put a small pan on medium-low heat. Place one slice of bread in the pan on its buttered side and add your mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle your remaining parmesan on top.
Place the second slice of bread on top, buttered side up.
Cover the pan and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the cover and flip. Repeat this process until the bread reaches your desired crispness and the cheese has melted.
Remove the grilled cheese and sprinkle with oregano before serving if desired. Enjoy!