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Dress up your grilled cheese recipes

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

This is not your classic grilled cheese!

No more American cheese on white bread. These grilled cheese recipes take a classic and give it a big makeover. These sandwiches are great for lunch or even dessert!
Fromage blanc with raspberry preserves grilled cheese recipe

Grilled cheese doesn't have to be boring. These two recipes take the savory goodness of soft cheese and pair it with the sweetness of fruit. Whether you eat them for lunch or dessert, these sandwiches are perfect for both.

If you are not familiar with fromage blanc, it's a fat-free fresh cream cheese. It's soft and spreadable and similar in texture to a thick yogurt. It's easily found in the grocery store, but you can substitute mascarpone or even whipped cream cheese.

Fromage blanc with raspberry preserves grilled cheese recipe

Yields 1 sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons fromage blanc
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry preserves
  • 2 slices cinnamon raisin pecan bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. Spread fromage blanc and raspberry preserves onto each slice of bread. Put sandwich together.
  2. Add butter to pan over medium heat and melt. Once melted, add sandwich and cook until bottom is toasted. Flip and cook other side until toasted.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Strawberry, basil and goat cheese grilled cheese recipe

Yields 1 sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons goat cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Sliced strawberries
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. Spread goat cheese onto one side of a slice of bread. Top with fresh basil leaves and one layer of thinly sliced strawberries. Top with other slice of bread.
  2. Add butter to pan over medium heat and melt. Once melted, add sandwich and cook until bottom is toasted. Flip and cook other side until toasted.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

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