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Jane Bruce

Made with Gruyère and prosciutto, this is one grown-up grilled cheese.


  • 2 slices brioche bread
  • 2 slices Gruyère (about 1/8 pound)
  • 1 Tablespoon fig jam
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 large slice prosciutto


Spread the butter evenly on all 4 sides of the 2 slices of bread. Spread jam on the inside slices, then layer cheese on both inside slices, then place the prosciutto on top. Sauté over medium-low heat until both sides are golden-brown. Slices in half and serve.

Nutritional Facts


Calories Per Serving657

Folate equivalent (total)113µg28%

Riboflavin (B2)0.6mg33.7%

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipes That Are Anything But Ordinary

Grilled cheese isn’t just a sandwich for kids. There are so many ways to put a sophisticated spin on this childhood classic—good ol’ melty cheese can stand up to and enhance just about any flavor you want to add. From crunchy veggies to bold spreads or savory meats, there are so many add-ins that can help you bring bold new taste to your grilled cheese sandwich. Turn ordinary into extraordinary with these twists on a classic.

Let’s Get Cooking!

This is the ultimate grilled cheese with 3 cheeses (cheddar, muenster, and asiago), dijon mustard and sliced sourdough bread. Here’s the real secret to this grilled cheese, melt some butter in a saucepan with a crushed clove of garlic, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and a pinch of dried thyme while you assemble your sandwich. Then you brush this butter on the bread before cooking the sandwich and it gives it so much flavor!

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Are there any other cheese combinations that would taste good?

Yes, there are so many different pairs that you can do which would create endless possibilities when it comes to making an amazing grilled cheese.

Grilled Cheese Grows Up

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until caramelized and very tender. Stir in sugar, salt, and pepper. Add bourbon, scraping up all brown bits in bottom of skillet. Stir in 1½ tsp butter until melted keep warm. (Makes about 1 cup.)

2. In a medium bowl, toss cheeses until well combined. Divide evenly into 4 portions press each into a disk-like patty to fit the size of the bread slices.

3. Spread ¼ cup of the onion mixture on each of 4 slices of bread. Top each with a cheese patty and another slice of bread. Spread 1½ tsp of the butter on 1 side of each sandwich.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Place 2 sandwiches, butter side down, in skillet. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. While first side is cooking, spread 1½ tsp of the butter on other side of each sandwich. Turn sandwiches and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until second side is crispy and golden brown and cheese has melted. Repeat with remaining 2 sandwiches.

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Cooking time: 8 minutes per sandwich

4 fresh or canned Hatch or poblano chiles

8 oz (2 cups) grated aged white cheddar cheese

8 oz (2 cups) grated Comté or Gruyère cheese

8 (¼-inch) slices good white bread (like Pullman)

4 thick slices heirloom tomatoes

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

1. Halve canned chiles, if using. For fresh chiles, place on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil 10 minutes or until blackened on all sides. Remove from broiler place in a zip-top bag and let stand until cool enough to handle. Then peel off skins, halve, and discard seeds and stems.

2. In a medium bowl, toss cheeses until well combined. Sprinkle over 4 slices of bread, dividing evenly. Place 1 tomato slice and 2 chili halves on each top each with another slice of bread. Spread 1½ tsp of the butter on 1 side of each sandwich.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Place 2 sandwiches, butter side down, in skillet. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. While first side is cooking, spread 1½ tsp of the butter on other side of each sandwich. Turn sandwiches and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until second side is golden brown and cheese has melted. Repeat with remaining 2 sandwiches.

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Slice off the root & top ends of the onion slices, peel the onions. Cut the onion in 1/2. Lay them cut side down & slice the onions lengthwise to desired thickness. If you want, you can cut a little wedge in the tough rootball end of the onions & discard that part. As this part of the onion softens and cooks with the rest over the long cooking time.

Use a wide, thick-bottomed sauté pan for maximum pan contact with the onions. Coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil, or a mixture of olive oil & butter (about 1 teaspoon per onion). Heat the pan on medium high heat until the oil is shimmering. Add the onion slices & stir to coat the onions with the oil. Spread the onions out evenly over the pan & let cook, stirring occasionally. Depending on how strong your stovetop burner is you may need to reduce the heat to medium or medium low to prevent the onions from burning or drying out. After 10 minutes, sprinkle some salt over the onions, & if you want, you can add some sugar to help with the caramelization process. (I add only about a teaspoon of sugar for 5 onions, you can add more.) One trick, by the way, to keeping the onions from drying out as they cook is to add a little water to the pan.

Let cook for 30 minutes to an hour more, stirring every few minutes. As soon as the onions start sticking to the pan, let them stick a little & brown, but then stir them before they burn. The trick is to let them alone enough to brown (if you stir them too often, they won't brown), but not so long so that they burn. After the first 20 to 30 minutes you may want to lower the stove temperature a little, & add a little more oil, if you find the onions are verging on burning. A metal spatula will help you scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan as the caramelization proceeds. As the onions cook down, you may find you need to scrape the pan every minute, instead of every few minutes. Continue to cook and scrape, cook and scrape, until the onions are a rich, browned color. At the end of the cooking process you might want to add a little balsamic vinegar or wine to help deglaze the pan & bring some additional flavor to the onions.

Hy-Vee Recipes and Ideas

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  • Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheeses
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Make Mayo and Butter Spread: In a small bowl, mix together softened butter and mayonnaise until well combined. Set aside.

Make Caramelized Onion Spread: Heat butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions to pan and season generously with salt. Continue cooking until onions are very soft and caramelized, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once caramelized, add thyme and sherry being careful not to ignite. Stir in chicken broth and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

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Make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Spread Mayo and Butter Spread on to one side of the bread slices. Flip and spread 4 slices of bread with Caramelized Onion Spread and top with even amounts of fresh mozzarella, provolone, and Gouda. Top with remaining bread slices to create 4 sandwiches, Mayo and Butter Spread side up.

Preheat another medium skillet over medium-low heat. Place sandwiches in preheated skillet and cover the pan with a lid. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese begins to melt and bread is golden brown. Remove lid and flip. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until other side is golden brown. Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining sandwiches.

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  1. First things first: find the best sourdough bread you can. Yes, I suppose you can use whatever slices are your favorites, but there’s something about grilled cheese on sourdough.
  2. Next: make the garlic butter. We’re talking fresh garlic and creamy butter coming together to create an epic addition to grilled cheese.
  3. Make sure your fresh parmesan is thinly shredded.
  4. Heat the griddle and spread that garlic butter on thick across one side of each slice of bread.
  5. Press the shredded parmesan into the buttered sides and place on the griddle.
  6. Layer on your cheese slices. You know, provolone, gouda, and sharp cheddar.
  7. Let the cheeses melt, the parmesan crust crisp up to golden brown perfection, and get ready to devour.

Open-Face Tomato & Herb Grilled Cheese

When a grilled cheese is open-faced, it’s actually called a tartine. But open-face is way less pretentious and way more fun. This grilled cheese recipe is made of tomatoes, onions, melted Fontina cheese, and a dreamy herb butter. Throw it on one slice of your favorite bread (half the carbs!), and serve it to your entire family. You toast this recipe in stages to ensure ultimate melty deliciousness, so be careful not to burn the bread.


  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced and cut in half
  • 2 cups grated cheese (we used a Fontina and Parmesan mix)
  • Bread of your choosing
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 Tbsp of parsley and basil
  • Green onions, chopped
  • White onion, sliced thinly
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. In a food processor, blend butter, herbs, garlic, and black pepper. Spread herb butter mixture over bread. (Save remaining and use on your favorite veggies).
  2. Toast bread under the broiler until herb butter melts and bread is lightly toasted. (Don’t over-toast!)
  3. Remove from oven.
  4. Spread cheese on the lightly toasted bread and put under the broiler. Remove from oven.
  5. Place thinly sliced tomatoes and onions over cheesy bread. Put under broiler for 1 minute until tomatoes are warmed through. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn.
  6. Pepper, to taste.

Psst! If you enjoy these grilled cheese recipes check out our ricotta tomato recipe!

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