Roasted Asparagus and Tomato, Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are the best.

They’re so good that they don’t even need to be referred to as a sandwich.

Just call them “grilled cheese” and everyone knows what you’re talking about.

This grilled cheese is packed with layers of goodness.

There’s sourdough bread with butter and garlic powder, just like how the first layer of garlic bread is made.

The touch of garlic tastes so good with the cheese.

There’s 3 types of cheese, mozzarella, sharp cheddar and goat cheese.

And in the middle of the cheese are layers of roasted asparagus, vine ripen tomatoes and fresh oregano for good measure.

It’s a reeeally good sandwich, I mean grilled cheese.

So let’s check out the ingredients.

Sourdough bread, asparagus, tomato, sharp cheddar cheese (shredded), mozzarella cheese (shredded), goat cheese, fresh oregano, olive oil, butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Roasted Asparagus:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

On a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (with sides), lay out the asparagus so that each spear is setting flat on the pan.

Drizzle olive oil on the asparagus and turn each spear so that the oil covers all sides.

Add salt and…

…pepper to both sides of the asparagus.

Bake in a preheated oven for 14 minutes.

The spears should still have a little crunch to them.  Set aside.

For the Grilled Cheese:

Spread butter on all sides of the bread.

On the sides of the bread that are facing up,

sprinkle garlic powder on top of the butter.

On 3 slices of bread, top the garlic butter with half of the cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Cut the length of the asparagus so that each spear is equal to the length of the bread.

Lay the spears of asparagus on top of the shredded cheese.

Top the asparagus with the remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the tomato slices.

Lay the slices of tomato on top of the cheese.

Top the tomato with fresh chopped oregano.

And last but not least…

…on the 3 remaining slices of bread, on the sides with the garlic powder, spread the goat cheese.

Lay the remaining slices of bread (goat cheese side down) on top of the shredded cheese.

Heat a pan on low to medium heat.

Use a spatula to set the sandwiches on the pan.

When the bottom sides of the bread turn a golden brown color, turn the sandwiches over (the cheese on that side of the sandwich should be melted by that time)

Let the other side of the sandwiches cook until they turn a golden brown color and the cheese is melted.

Then,

cut each sandwich in half and…

…serve right away.  Next…

…enjoy.

And one more thing,

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC.

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Roasted Asparagus & Tomato Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese

Yield: Serves 3

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Roasted Asparagus:
1 bunch of asparagus (medium size; about 15 to 20 spears), base of spears trimmed and discarded
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 dashes salt
2 dashes ground black pepper

For the Grilled Cheese:
6 slices of sourdough bread
5 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Roasted asparagus
12 slices of tomato (amount may vary depending on the size of tomatoes)
3 dashes salt (for the sliced tomatoes)
3 dashes ground black pepper (for the sliced tomatoes)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons goat cheese

Directions:

For the Roasted Asparagus:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. On a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (with sides), lay out the asparagus so that each spear is setting flat on the pan. Drizzle olive oil on the asparagus and turn each spear so that the oil covers all sides. Add salt and pepper to both sides of the asparagus and bake in a preheated oven for 14 minutes. The spears should still have a little crunch to them. Set aside.

For the Grilled Cheese Sandwich:
Spread butter on all sides of the bread. On the sides of the bread that are facing up, sprinkle garlic powder on top of the butter. On 3 slices of bread, top the garlic butter with half of the cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Cut the length of the asparagus so that each spear is equal to the length of the bread. Lay the spears of asparagus on top of the shredded cheese. Top the asparagus with the remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the tomato slices. Lay the slices of tomato on top of the cheese. Top the tomato with fresh chopped oregano. On the 3 remaining slices of bread, on the sides with the garlic powder, spread the goat cheese. Lay these slices of bread (goat cheese side down) on top of the shredded cheese.

Heat a pan on low to medium heat. Use a spatula to set the sandwiches on the pan. When the bottom sides of the bread turn a golden brown color, turn the sandwiches over (the cheese on that side of the bread should be melted by that time). Let the other side of the sandwiches cook until they turn a golden brown color and the cheese is melted. Cut each sandwich in half and serve right away.

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2 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus and Tomato, Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese”

  1. Donnie — May 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm (#
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    Damn, you just took grilled cheese to the next level. This recipe made my mouth water instantly! hahah. Looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Nancy — May 3rd, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

      Hi Donnie, so glad you liked it and thank you too for stopping by CCC. Have a great rest of the week!

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