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Grilled Cheese Panini Sandwich
A panini press can fancy up your grilled cheese sandwich.
A panini press can fancy up your grilled cheese sandwich.
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The grilled cheese sandwich might be one of America's favorite comfort foods. Both adults and kids enjoy it, and why not? It's fast to make, tastes good and requires few ingredients. If your cupboards are looking bare and you need to go grocery shopping, chances are you have these three ingredients to make this mouthwatering grinder.

Ingredients:

  • artisan or focaccia bread, thickly sliced
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • brie cheese (optional)
  • 1 small tomato (optional)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Directions:

Heat a Panini grill sandwich maker. Take two slices of your favorite bread, and brush one side of each one with olive oil. Put a thick slice of cheddar cheese in between two slices of bread, olive oil sides facing out. (You can also include a slice of brie cheese, as it melts well, or slices of tomato.) Place the sandwich between the plates of a Panini grill and press down until the cheese has melted.


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