Grilled Cheese For Grownups!

If it happens to be lunch time where you are and you’re reading this…you’re in luck! I have the perfect suggestion for your noon time meal! How does a Grilled Cheese For Grownups Sandwich grab you?

If you’re like me, you’ve made enough grilled cheese sandwiches for the RUGRATS in your lifetime to sink a ship! And I’ll admit, I usually sneak a bite or two (or all of it, then I have to hurry and make another one!) before I hand out the sandwiches. But I have never had a grilled cheese sandwich that was all grown up until last Saturday when I spotted this one on Pinterest. Therein, ladies and gentlemen, lies one of the most attractive (and dangerous) aspect of Pinterest….the lethal power of suggestion! I saw the sandwich. I had to have the sandwich! I made the sandwich. I ate the sandwich. Of course it could be I was just REALLY hungry…but I don’t think so. This photo sucked me in and wasn’t going to let go until I had succumbed to its temptations. Which I did.  I’m so weak.

Oh well. It was delicious!  And now I get to share it with you! Unfortunately, this is one of those times I really wish I was one of those amazingly talented photographers whose work you see pinned all over Pinterest. But alas, I am not. I only hope my amateurish photos don’t DETRACT from these crispy golden slices. Just use your imagination! Imagine if they look good enough to eat in MY pictures….how much better they actually are on your plate!

I mentioned I spotted this on Pinterest…which led me to A Turtle’s Life For Me where she makes her own adult version of grilled cheese. Mine varies a bit, mostly because mine is meatless, but it sure wouldn’t hurt to add it! She adds pepperoni, but bacon would be divine…as would chicken or turkey. But then would it still TECHNICALLY be a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?  Or would it be a CHICKEN Sandwich with cheese? Oh well, call it whatever you like…just make it for lunch right now! (Unless of course it’s breakfast time…then wait awhile.  Or if it’s dinner time…make it for dinner right now!)

Grilled Cheese For Grownups Sandwich

  • 2 slices of french bread (sourdough would be good too!)
  • 3 slices monterey jack cheese (I sliced mine fairly thick! the cheesier, the better!)
  • 1 ripe avocado – pitted and sliced
  • tomato
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter

Spread some butter on all 4 slices of bread. Take two slices and divide the cheese and avocado evenly between the two top with the other two slices buttered side out.

Heat a skillet, place on side of the sandwich down and toast the bread for 2-3 minutes on low to medium heat until the bread is browned. CAREFULLY flip the sandwich (I use two spatulas to do this because avocado slices can be slippery little devils!) and cook for another 2-3 minutes until browned.

Serve warm. (Tomato soup would be an excellent accompaniment!)

I learned this technique for taking the pit out of the avocado 
by watching The Food Network. :-) 

Gently tap the pit with a knife with enough force so that the knife edge wedges into the pit, 
With the edge of the knife, twist the pit out of the avocado and discard.
Take care not to cut yourself when doing this! Since I’m a fairly accident-prone person,
I do this with the avocado laying on the cutting board instead of holding it in my hand.
I like to salt and pepper each layer of the sandwich. I learned that from The Food Network too.
(not really. I just like salt and pepper!)
Pile on the avocado slices baby!
I like to cook mine fairly low and slow…less chance of burning them! 
Which at this point would be a shame!
Ahhh….perfect golden brown color! Success!
I know what I’m having for lunch today!!!  


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  1. Sara says

    As someone who stabbed herself trying to pit an avacado last night, I wish I had seen this blog yesterday!

  2. says

    Now I’m drooling! Thanks for the easy to follow directions – this is on the menu for dinner! Have a great day and I’ll be back for more.

  3. Kristen says

    I like to add some garlic powder and parmesean to the buttered side of the bread. This makes any grilled cheese extra yummy!

  4. Analee says

    this looks wonderful! thanks for the idea! anything is better with avocado! and, grilled. :) and for the GF folks (the first commenter was GF): whole foods has really good GF bread!

  5. Kathy says

    If you have a Haas avocado, or also known as California avocado, when they are ripe, they will look black-green. Also, when you press on them and they give a little, they are done. If they are too mushy or look like they have shrunk like a prune, then it is too late. Dark spots will ruin the flavor and it is not worth the trouble of removing them. Just start over. It should also look like the one that is in the picture!

  6. kwbloom says

    Oh my goodness, that sandwhich looks sooo good! I think my kids would probably like it as well because they can't get enough avocado or tomato, surprisingly. Thanks for sharing!


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