You’re in the mood for a grilled cheese sandwich, yet you’d like to change it up a bit. These two fantastic recipes are just what you’re looking for. You can even prepare them on a Steam Shell Griddle! The griddle will cook everything evenly, quickly and the result will be a flavorful lunch (or dinner) you’ll want to cook again and again.

Griddle Ham, Pesto and Cheeses (4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of your favorite bread
  • ½ c. of basil leaves packed loosely
  • 1 thinly cut plum tomato
  • 8 oz. of deli ham (any flavor), sliced thin
  • 4 chopped sweet, pickled cherry peppers
  • ¾ c. of provolone cheese, shredded
  • 4 tsp. of prepared pesto
  • 2 tbsp. of mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. of softened butter

Instructions:

Preheat your Steam Shell Griddle to medium heat.

Stir pesto and mayonnaise together in a small bowl and spread on 4 slices of bread.

Add to the 4 bread slices basil leaves, couple slices of ham, some provolone, peppers, and a slice of tomato. Place the other 4 bread slices on top to make 4 sandwiches; spread the butter on the outer sandwich sides.

Place each sandwich on your heated griddle and toast on each side for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is light brown.

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Griddle Cheese and Pepperoni (4 servings)

Ingredients:

8 slices of sourdough bread (or your favorite bread)

  • 6 tbsp. of softened butter, divided
  • 4 oz. of sliced Brie cheese, remove rind
  • ½ c. of Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ½ c. of white, sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ c. of Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp. of mayonnaise
  • ⅛ tsp. of onion powder
  • 3 tbsp. of Parmesan or Manchego cheese, grated finely
  • 24 slices of pepperoni

Instructions:

Preheat your griddle to medium-low heat.

On one side of each sourdough slice, smear half of the softened butter. Put the slices on your heated griddle, butter side facing down. Toast for 2-3 minutes or until they’re golden; then move to a big plate.

Blend mayonnaise, onion powder, Parmesan (or Manchego) cheese, and the other 3 tbsp. of butter in a small bowl. In a second bowl, mix Gruyere, Monterey Jack, and white cheddar cheeses together.

To make the sandwiches: Put 3 slices of pepperoni on the toasted side of 4 slices of sourdough; top those with a Brie slice then 3 more slices of pepperoni; next, evenly add the cheese mixture on top of the pepperoni. With the toasted side facing the cheese, place the other 4 sourdough slices on top creating 4 sandwiches. Coat each outer sandwich side with the mayonnaise mixture then place on the griddle. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until the cheeses are melted and the bread is golden brown.

These mouthwatering griddle cheese sandwiches are just the beginning of many possibilities! Surprise your family or friends with one of these delicious sandwiches cooked on our griddle. Contact us for more details about our Steam Shell Griddle or great recipes and tricks.