Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? I guess people who don’t like cheese. Or people who don’t like bread. But me I love grilled cheese. I’m pretty happy with American cheese on Wonderbread, to be honest.
But sometimes you want a grown up grilled cheese. Something with a little more character and flavor.
This is the grilled cheese for that time.
I tried this recipe last week. It was so yummy, that I had to run one over to my back door neighbor and make her try it also. I needed someone else to appreciate how good it tasted.
This grilled cheese used marscapone cheese. If you’ve never tried marscapone, it is a soft creamy Italian cheese. I think it has a flavor similar to ricotta, but it is much more smooth and creamy. It can be hard to find and it is a bit expensive. So if you can’t find it or don’t want to use it, you can try substituting with 8 ounces cream cheese, 1/4 cup milk and 2 tablespoons softened butter, whipped together. (I haven’t tried this substitution, so no guarantees.)
I recently posted how to roast garlic and guess what? I did that for a reason. This recipe calls for roasted garlic in the marscapone spread. It is so delicious! I thought two bulbs of garlic were going to be a lot in this recipe. But it turns out, I found myself wanting even a little more garlicky goodness. I really like a strong garlic taste, though, so I left it the way it was in the recipe.
I happened to grow the fresh herbs used in this recipe. It was super fun to run outside and just grab some basil, parsley and oregano. Especially because it’s getting cold now, and my basil will soon be d.e.a.d.
The cheese combo is awesome. Mozarella, provolone, parmesan. How can you possibly beat that?
All this stuff comes together to make a seriously yummy, big kid grilled cheese. We had it with a nice bowl of tomato soup. Great for fall!
And on a personal side note, Happy Anniversary to the Strongman. We have been married for 15 years today. And I LOVE HIM! He is my favorite buddy to laugh and act goofy with. We’ve had lots of good times, some crazy stories, and mostly a lot of fun!
Recipe Source: Adapted from White Pizza Grilled Cheese on How Sweet It Is