Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sandwich Heaven!

You know you can't go wrong when the recipe lists mushrooms, a fancy cheese, and a good bread as ingredients. I have an obsession with sandwiches. Especially ones that involved cheese and state that they are "an adult" grilled cheese. This recipe did not disappoint and got me multiple seductive looks every time Mr. Lawyer bit into it, usually accompanied by some barely decipherable "soooo good" or "I'll keep you" comment. I am a huge fan and will be making it again on my next sandwich kick. We have also had great success using Pepperidge Farm Sourdough when it comes to making our fancy grilled sandwiches. It holds up well, develops a good crunch, and tastes delicious.
Heavenly Cheesy Mushroom Melt
(Pinterest find! Adapted from
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, sliced
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup white wine or broth
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fontina or gruyere, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
6 slices sourdough (or other delicious bread)
1 tablespoon butter
1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant. Then add the cremini mushrooms and saute until the start to caramelized and turn golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
3. Add the wine, deglaze the pan and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
4. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let cool a bit. Mix the cheese into the mushrooms.
5. Butter one side of each slice of bread and place 3 in the pan buttered side down. Top each with one third of the mushroom mixture and finally the remaining slices of bread with the buttered side up.
6. Grill until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side.


  1. I want one. Come back and make it for me. Mushrooms. Mushrooms and more mushrooms.

    1. It can definitely go on the menu for our next meeting!