Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Grilled Cheese
Stephen Danelian

Ingredients

  • ½ pound (2 sticks) salted butter, melted
  • Truffle oil or chile oil (optional)
  • 20 slices bread, preferably potato bread
  • One 12-ounce package 4-cheese blend, preferably grated Asiago, Parmigiano-Reggiano, fontina and provolone
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach or arugula leaves

Dress up plain-Jane grilled cheese sandwiches with fancy cheeses, and a bit of truffle oil, for a new variation on a classic finger food. Make these on Super Bowl Sunday and use a football-shaped cookie cutter instead of trimming off the crusts for a fun appetizer.

Directions

Add a few drops of truffle oil or chile oil to the melted butter, if you want to be fancy.

Place a piece of wax paper on each of 2 baking sheets. Spread out 10 pieces of bread on each baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, brush each piece with butter and turn it over, or if you don't have a pastry brush, just drizzle with butter. Sprinkle two tablespoons cheese on each bread slice and cover with spinach or arugula.

Place the other piece of bread on top and butter the top of the bread completely.

You can cook the sandwiches in a large frying pan or on a griddle. Spray a frying pan with olive oil spray and bring to medium-high heat. Place 4–5 sandwiches in the pan and let them brown for 2–3 minutes. Flip them over and cook for 2–3 minutes, or until brown. I press a weight on the top of the sandwiches to get them crispy, but you can use a spatula to hold each one down.

To serve, cut off the crusts, then cut each sandwich into 6 bite-size pieces. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

336 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

17%

Servings:

10
  • Fat 18g 28%
  • Carbs 29g 10%
  • Saturated 10g 50%
  • Fiber 3g 10%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 15g 29%
  • Cholesterol 47mg 16%
  • Sodium 557mg 23%
  • Calcium 317mg 32%
  • Magnesium 43mg 11%
  • Potassium 180mg 5%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 2mg 13%
  • Phosphorus 253mg 36%
  • Vitamin A 170µg 19%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 4%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 17%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 18%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 5%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 76µg 19%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 5%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 48µg 60%
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