This is the best grilled cheese ever! I have to give total credit to Mr. Mother Thyme for coming up with this. It is so good and perfect for these warm spring days we have been having that coming in from being outside and whipping up a quick and light dinner is great.
When is the last time you had a grilled cheese panini or sandwich? It has been awhile for me but definitely worth the wait.
This is not just your ordinary grilled cheese. Yes, it is so simple, just your basic grilled cheese ingredients but its the cheese, the topping on the bread and the basil dipping sauce that take this basic grilled cheese even better.
We like to use a butter spray that has no calories or fat like Olivio to spray the bread for this that will make the grated Parmesan, salt and pepper ahere nicely to the toasted bread. If you prefer you could use regular butter or brush the bread lightly with olive oil. The cheese I like to use for is provolone which is a nice mild and creamy cheese. Sliced mozzarella or even a white cheddar would be good too.
If you don’t have a panini maker you can easily make this in a skillet on the stove. Let me tell you a story about my panini maker. I used to have an expensive name brand one. I loved using it but cleanup on it was always a hassle. It finally decided to stop working so I went without my beloved panini maker for some time. Over the holidays I picked one up at Macy’s. I grabbed their Bella brand panini maker for about nineteen dollars. Let me tell you this little panini maker is great. I love it more than the name brand one that I used to have. It cooks evenly and wipes clean so easy. For under twenty dollars I’m sold. So if you have been looking at panini makers check that one out. Snag a deal at some point on it and you’ll be happy.
If you are looking to change up your grilled cheese routine, you need to give this a try. Serve with a side of sliced tomatoes for a simple and light lunch or dinner.
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