Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich - An elevated version of a grilled cheese sandwich, using premium ingredients of prosciutto, fontina cheese, arugula and a hearty white bread.
We eat a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches in this house. What is not to love about a grilled cheese? They are quick and they are easy but more importantly, grilled cheese sandwiches are delicious!
Sometimes the sandwiches we make are easy, just two slices of bread and some cheese. But a lot of times I want more than that. I want different. I want flavor. I want grown up. Basically, I want amazing!
Is that too much to ask for?
The other day, while shopping, I wandered around looking for ingredients that would step up my grilled cheese.
In the cart went prosciutto. Next was fontina cheese. Fontina melts well, is easy to grate/shred and pairs perfectly with prosciutto. I chose arugula as my green because I use arugula quite a bit in grilled sandwiches. It is peppery and versatile. It wilts but doesn't get mushy or watery like some greens. Let's say it's just plain awesome.
Last up, the bread aisle. Don't get intimidated. Here's what you need to know about choosing bread for the perfect grilled cheese sandwich:
It should be:
Having all that criteria in mind, I went with Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse® Hearty White Bread. I noticed the slices of this bread were thick sliced which is important so it can hold in all the ooey gooey goodness but it still remained soft. The packaged promised "fresh from the oven taste" and it didn't disappoint!
After I got everything home and started to assemble, I had the bright idea to drizzle a little honey inside the sandwich. Originally, I was going to try a jam but I changed my mind at the last second. A girl can do that. The honey gave the sandwich just a little something extra.
Want to know how to make the sandwich? Of course you do, that's why you are here.
First, I drizzle one side of each slice of bread with honey. I set one slice aside and use the other slice to layer all the ingredients.
On top of the honey goes half of the cheese.
After the cheese, I place two slices of prosciutto. If the prosciutto rips, and it will, no big deal. It will be fine. I promise.
Over the prosciutto I placed the arugula and then the rest of the cheese.
Now you will put the other slice of bread on top (honey side inside the sandwich). Brush melted butter on the outsides of both slices of bread.
Plop the sandwich into a preheated pan/skillet. Cook until golden brown. Then, flip it over and cook until the other side is golden brown. Done.
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Prosciutto Fontina Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 2 slices Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse® Hearty White Bread
- 1 T butter melted
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 slices prosciutto
- ½ C grated/shred fontina cheese
- ¼ C baby arugula
- Drizzle half of the honey on one side of each slice of bread. Set one aside. Place the other slice, honey side up.
- Layer ingredients on slice of bread with honey side up in this order:½ of the fontina cheeseprosciuttoarugularemaining fontina cheese
- Place the other slice of bread on top, honey on the inside. Brush outsides of each slice of bread with butter.
- Heat skillet over medium heat. Place sandwich in skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes, just until golden brown. Carefully flip over and cook until golden brown and cheese melted.