Grown Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe -
Grown Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Grown Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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"As I have evolved, so has my beloved grilled cheese sandwich! It has 3 types of cheeses and a kick. It will make you feel so grown up just eating it."

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Original recipe makes 2 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat skillet on medium heat.
  2. Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter onto one side of each slice of bread to cover evenly. With buttered sides of the bread facing out, layer 1 slice American cheese, 2 slices tomato, and 2 slices avocado onto each of 2 of the bread slices. Sprinkle about half the basil, red pepper flakes, and garlic salt atop the avocado layer. Finish by topping each with half the mozzarella and 1 slice provolone. Top each with 1 of the remaining bread slices with the buttered side facing out.
  3. Cook in hot skillet until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
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Nov 30, 2012

Oh, YUM...LOVED this sandwich! I halved the recipe to only make one sandwich, and used Tuscan bread, yellow American cheese and a bit of dried basil b/c I had no fresh (will have to try it that way next time). The flavor combination in this sandwich is wonderful, and I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the addition of the pepper flakes! I sort of just eyeballed all of the seasonings b/c, frankly, I didn't feel like busting out the measuring spoons, lol. This would be great w/ any cheese combo, IMO. I love finding new sandwich/grilled cheese recipes to try, and this one is a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Dec 10, 2012

So good...used provolone and sharp cheddar cheese. Loved the avacado in this....definately a new twist. Thanks!


13 Ratings

Dec 11, 2012

Greatest Grilled Cheese EVER!!

Dec 29, 2012

This was delicious! The only change I made was I put extra tomato & avocado slices on each sandwich (my preference!) The flavors came together so well! I think next time I'll add a slice of bacon :)

Mar 11, 2014

yes, love this grilled cheese sandwich, been making up my own different grilled cheese sandwich's for yrs, so happy so many love this, my thoughts are,? why haven't so many cooks experimented with different grilled cheese sandwich's, It is bind blowing, hey try spinach in between (oh you have to thaw frozen spinach, and with a clean dry towel, wring out excess water) season with some salt, spinach need's a little, add different cheese's and maybe a meat, or keep it vegetarian, heat spinach in microwave until just warm, put between one side of cheese then spinach and a little salt, maybe a few 3 grinds of nutmeg (use a pharmasan shredder) and put two more slice's of what ever cheese you like, or sauté some shrooms diced put between the cheese, use your imagination, it all works out, butter the bread and grill or use a panini press, sorry for the spelling, had surgery today, getting ready to make a grilled cheese with pastrami, swiss, cheddar and some drained sourkrout (sorry spelling) and a cup of soup, (home made chicken noodle) yum"

May 26, 2015

Wanted something for lunch to use avocado, tomato, fresh basil, but not a caprese salad. This was perfect! Left out salt and red pepper flakes, personal preference. Switched up cheese a little (swiss instead of provalone, added sharp cheddar) because of what I had on hand. It made a fabulous sandwich. On nom mom... Will be making variations on this for a while. I think the basil and avocado are what make this stand out as a different take on grilled cheese... I've been making them with my own changes for a long time. But hadn't considered that. Silly me. Thanks for the enlightenment!

Apr 13, 2014

This grilled cheese tasted great except you had to eat it quickly if you did not want it to get soggy. Possibly try a different way of cooking it without so much butter.

Jul 16, 2013

This was all kinds of good. It didn't taste home made at all. It was like I stopped in a really good restaurant and got a $10 sandwich. The red pepper flakes gave it a few subtle bursts of heat which was too overwhelming. This will be in regular rotation in my house.


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  • Calories
  • 672 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 46.7 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 7.7 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 35.8 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 1549 mg
  • 62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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