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Asparagus Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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This grown-up grilled cheese sandwich features two buttery and nutty cheeses that tastes superb with the official vegetable of spring, asparagus.
Ingredients
  Bread slice 4 (Recommended Multigrain)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Asparagus 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Manchego cheese/Pecorino romano 2 Ounce, thinly sliced and divided
  Gruyere cheese/Fontina 2 Ounce, thinly sliced and divided
Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Break off the tough end of the asparagus and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and spread into a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper and 1 tsp of red pepper flakes. Roast asparagus for 15 minutes or until tender but crisp.

Butter one side of the bread slices. Place half of the Manchango cheese on the bread, opposite side of the butter, then line half of the asparagus diagonally allowing for the spears to hang outside of the sandwich. Top the asparagus with half of the Gruyere cheese and finish the sandwich with bread over the Gruyere, butter side up. Repeat the process for the other sandwich.

Preheat a skillet on a medium-high heat. Place sandwich in the pan, butter side down, and lower heat to medium-low and grill until underside is a deep brown but not burnt and cheese is partially melted, about 5-6 minutes. Flip sandwich and grill other side, an additional 4 to 5 minutes. Slice in half on a diagonal and serve hot. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Grilling
Dish: 
Sandwich
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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