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Grilled Cheese Margarita

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A grilled cheese margarita sandwich with perfectly toasted sourdough and all the flavors of the famous pizza including basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

In keeping with our theme of grilled cheese for the month of April, this recipe has all the flavors of a Pizza Margarita slapped between two pieces of grilled sourdough bread.

Margarita is one of my favorite styles of pizza. It’s simple and full of fresh ingredients blended perfectly on a chewy crust.

In fact, the first time Kim and I went out to eat at an Italian restaurant; I ordered that pizza. So, it’s safe to say I am somewhat attached to this sandwich.

A grilled cheese margarita sandwich with perfectly toasted sourdough and all the flavors of the famous pizza including basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

As always with my recipes, simplicity is the primary goal. I feel many people are intimated by cooking a complicated meal.

Furthermore, they can easily be turned off by a long set of ingredients or instructions.

A grilled cheese margarita sandwich with perfectly toasted sourdough and all the flavors of the famous pizza including basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

However, if you start off with easy dishes, then you can build the confidence needed to tackle those special recipes.

Think of it this way, when you first started learning as a child, you probably began with your ABC’s, right?

It would be foolish to try and teach a kindergartner complex sentences without him or her knowing the basics.

A grilled cheese margarita sandwich with perfectly toasted sourdough and all the flavors of the famous pizza including basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

Begin with a solid foundation, then move on to adding the framework. Cooking is no different in that aspect.

A new cook should start with small recipes to build confidence and gain experience and knowledge.

Take for example our ham and beans dish. It’s a simple, tasty recipe that’s perfect for new cooks.

Hopefully, my methods can help someone out there who is learning to cook. From there, they can seek more challenging meals once they get comfortable in their skill set.

As always, let me leave you with these wishes, a long life, love everlasting, a full belly of easy and delicious eats!

A grilled cheese margarita sandwich with perfectly toasted sourdough and all the flavors of the famous pizza including basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

Instructions:

Preparing this grilled cheese is pretty straightforward. First, wash and dry your basil leaves and tomato. Try to use six to eight large fresh basil leaves.

You can create a flavorful protective layer between the bread and the tomato slices to prevent soggy bread. Next, cut the mozzarella and tomato into 1/4 inch or 6 mm thin slices.

After that, melt the butter in your microwave. Then, preheat your skillet or pan over medium heat.

While the pan heats, coat the outside slices of sourdough bread with melted butter. Then, sprinkle the Italian seasonings on the buttered bread.

Now, begin building your sandwich. Start with bread, then basil, tomato slices, salt, mozzarella cheese, and finally top with another slice of buttered bread.

Place the sandwich into the preheated skillet and cover it with a lid. Let it cook on medium heat for approximately three to five minutes on each side.

Go ahead and check the bread from time to time to make sure everything is crisping up nicely. Once the grilled cheese has been cooked on each side, remove it from the pan and serve it immediately.

The recipe makes two sandwiches, and the taste is almost an exact copy of my favorite pizza. I hope you enjoy!

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A grilled cheese margarita sandwich with perfectly toasted sourdough and all the flavors of the famous pizza including basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

Grilled Cheese Margarita

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A grilled cheese margarita sandwich with perfectly toasted sourdough and all the flavors of the famous pizza including basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes. 

Ingredients

  • 3 Ounces Mozzarella, Sliced
  • 1 Large Beefsteak Tomato, Sliced
  • 6 to 8 Leaves Fresh Basil, Washed and Dried
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, Melted
  • 4 Slices Sourdough Bread

Instructions

  1. First, wash and dry the basil and tomato.
  2. Next, slice the mozzarella and tomato into 1/4 inch or 6 mm slices.
  3. Then, melt the butter in your microwave in a microwave safe dish.
  4. Preheat a cast iron skillet or pan on medium heat.
  5. After that, brush the outside slices of sourdough bread with the melted butter and sprinkle the Italian seasonings on the buttered bread.
  6. Once the bread is ready, build the grilled cheese sandwiches starting with the bread, then basil, tomato slices, mozzarella, and then top with another slice of buttered bread.
  7. Place the sandwich into the preheated skillet, cover the pan with a lid, and cook everything on medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, checking regularly. 
  8. Once the sourdough is nicely toasted, remove from the heat and serve it while it's still warm.

Notes

This recipe makes two sandwiches. They can be served with chips and salsa, soup, or any other side dish you want to eat. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Erica

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Grilled cheese on sourdough is the best. I love how you took it to another level with the basil and tomato. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

John

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Thank you, Erica! I am so glad you like the grilled cheese and hope you love it when you try it! :)

Pam Avoledo

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Yummy! The tomatoes look so juicy in the photo!

John

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Thank you, Pam! The tomatoes worked well on the sandwich. I was worried they might be soggy, but no, it all buffed out lol! Thanks again for commenting and have a great day! :)

Kristina

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Mmhm looks & sounds delish! Pinning for later :) I also love the way your recipes display, I hope you don't mind me asking but is that a plugin? I'd love to attempt to create a similar layout.

John

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Thank you, Kristina! We use WP Recipe Maker. Have a great day :)

Amanda M Mason

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

How amazing does this dish look! I can't wait to make it and it looks so simple!

John

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Thank you, Amanda! I hope you try it some time. It's really easy to make and so filling. Thanks again for commenting and have a great day :)

Sally (Flying Food Ninja)

Monday 24th of April 2017

Grilled cheese is one of my favorite late night snacks and you just took it to another level! YUMMMMMMM Thanks will be making this one tonight! :)

John

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Thank you, Sally! I know what you mean, grilled cheese is one of my favorite snacks too. I hope you love when you make it :)

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