Friday, September 9, 2016

Grilled Cheese Mania!

Welcome bloggers to another exciting edition of The Tasteful Texan. As you can tell my blog underwent some drastic changes to prepare for the Fall season. I was obviously in the mood to start Fall early despite the season not actually starting until later this month. Anyway, today we will be having a grilled cheese fest! I've had the worst kind of craving for grilled cheese lately, so much so that I sent a text to my best friend requesting that we make Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches the next time I go over. I might have a problem... I don't see it as a problem, but others might especially if they aren't big fans of the toasty, tasty, cheesy delight. 

Again, I digress from the real reason we are here... Grab those aprons and meet me in the kitchen for two amazing grilled cheese recipes!

Bacon, Avocado, and Pear Grilled Cheese
Yields 4 Servings

You will need:

  • 8 Slices Sourdough Bread
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 8 Slices Thick Cut Bacon, Cooked
  • 8 Slices Pepperjack Cheese
  • 1 Red Onion, Sliced Into Rings
  • 1 Avocado, cut into 1/4-Inch Slices


  1. Lay bread on a work surface and spread butter on one side of each slice.
  2. Layer bacon, 1 slice of cheese, onion rings, avocado slices, and another slice of cheese on top of the unbuttered-side of the bread. 
  3. Top with the second slice of bread, buttered-side facing up.
  4. Cook sandwiches in a skillet over medium heat, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown and cheese has melted, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  5. Enjoy!

Let's move on to our final delicious grilled cheese recipe. This one is a real kicker!

Dulce de Leche Grilled Cheese
Yields 2 Servings

You will need:

  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Tbsp Dulce de Leche (Milk Caramel Spread)
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Slices Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • 1 Small Apple, Peeled, Cored, and Sliced


  1. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, dulce de leche, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined. 
  2. Spread 2 slices of bread with the mixture, half on each slice. 
  3. Divide the apple slices in half, and arrange the slices on top of the cream cheese topping. 
  4. Top with the remaining bread slices to make 2 sandwiches.
  5. Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium heat. 
  6. Pan-fry the sandwiches until toasted and golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side.
  7. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed making these sandwiches as much as I've enjoyed sharing them. Have a great evening, and happy blogging to you all!