Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese.
Say hello to the best grilled cheese ever: garlic bread grilled cheese! Roasted garlic butter, sourdough bread and melty fontina cheese come together to make the ultimate crunchy, crispy grilled cheese sandwich.
Um hi. Yes, we’re going there!
Garlic bread grilled cheese. It’s a thing. At least, let’s make it a thing. One that we can never forget!
A super roasty savory garlic butter spread on sourdough and toasted until golden and cheesy and crispy and melty and… it’s just everything. Grilled cheese, elevated. Grilled cheese, fancy, but not.
I’m just not sure I can eat grilled cheese any other way now.
This is truly the most indulgent grilled cheese – it’s perfect for garlic lovers but also just anyone that adores fun flavor. My first test of these happened when we had a house full and I cut them into tiny strips. They disappeared almost instantly! A buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sandwich that cannot be ignored. I am telling you it is the best thing to make this week.
Also, if you need soup, it goes fabulously with my favorite tomato soup recipe. They are the best combo ever.
Here’s how I do it!
I make the garlic butter first. I love to use roasted garlic cloves for this or even better – my garlic confit. The recipe for the confit is in Everyday Dinners and it is divine!
The roasted garlic cloves get mixed into softened butter with parmesan, some salt and fresh herbs. Oh my word. It’s so delicious. In the summer, I make this butter mixture all the time for garlic bread on the grill. I use the leftovers for pan-roasting vegetables or even grilled chicken. It’s versatile!
Today, like a complete lunatic, I’m spreading it on sourdough bread for the perfectly garlicky grilled cheese. It will CHANGE THE GAME when it comes to grilled cheese.
For the cheese itself, I love to use freshly grated fontina cheese. It’s the meltiest cheese and just so fantastic. But of course, any cheese works! Use your favorite cheese because just about anything goes with garlic bread. This is a fact.
Then, I mean… I toast it. Just like a regular old grilled cheese. Low and slow.
The garlic-buttered bread slices get stuffed with the grated fontina cheese and hang out in a skillet for a bit until super toasty, golden, crunchy, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth delish.
No one can pass this up!
This recipe is ideal for soup shooters and grilled cheese sticks too, since it’s so decadent. It would be a great appetizer or party food for that reason alone.
If this puts you in the mood for other grilled cheese sandwiches, a few of my favorites are my french onion grilled cheese, this grilled street corn grilled cheese AND this white pizza grilled cheese, which also happens to use roasted garlic.
Need I say more?
This may be my favorite comfort food of all time.
Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese
Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese
- 2 whole heads of garlic
- olive oil for drizzling
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, like parsley, basil, rosemary
- kosher salt
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 6 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- To roast the garlic, slice off the top portion of the garlic head to reveal the cloves. Lightly rub back and forth to remove the paper on the sides and peel any excess paper off. Pour a bit of olive oil over each bulb. Wrap the bulbs tightly in foil and place in the oven. Roast for 45 to 60 minutes, until the cloves are caramely and golden. Let cool slightly.
- Once the garlic is cool enough to touch, squeeze the cloves out onto a plate. Add the softened butter, parmesan, fresh herbs and a pinch of salt. Use a fork to mash everything together until combined.
- Spread the outsides of the bread with the garlic butter. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Place 2 slices of the bread butter-side down in the skillet, then top with the cheese. Top with the remaining slices of bread, butter-side up.
- Cook over low to medium-low heat, doing so slowly until the cheese melts. Once the bottom is golden and toasty, flip and cook until the other side is golden too.
- Remove and sprinkle with parmesan and fresh herbs if you wish. Slice and serve!
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6 Comments on “Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese.”
This is genius! And it basically combines my family’s two favorite things… garlic bread and grilled cheese. I will for sure make this! Thanks for the super idea! :)
No nutritional info. This is loaded with fat.
it’s a grilled cheese.
It IS, and it looks & sounds absolutely delicious! I’m so glad she posted this recipe – the whim struck her and she created something I would LOVE to try – and will. This is how you can enjoy the good things in life – in moderation! You have to indulge every once in a while.
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