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Grilled Cheese Croutons

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Not too long ago I came across the wonderfully novel idea of grilled cheese croutons on Panini Happy and I just had to try it! Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup go hand in hand and dipping is a favourite past time so I just knew that grilled cheese croutons would be fabulous! Recently I made a bowl of roasted tomato soup to go along with some grilled cheese sandwiches and I took the opportunity to make the croutons. This 'recipe' is as easy as making a grilled cheese sandwich and cutting it up. You may want to use day old bread for the grilled cheese along with toasting it lightly before buttering it and then cook it a bit longer so that it is more resilient to getting soggy while sitting in the soup for that minute or two that it takes you to devour it all. :)

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Grilled cheese sandwiches go so well with soups like tomato and chicken noodle. Instead of dipping your sandwich into your soup next time how about turning your crispy toasted grilled cheese into croutons?


Servings: make 1 sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 2 slices bread, day old
  • 3 ounces cheese, grated/shredded, room temperature
Directions
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat.
  2. Completely butter one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle on the cheese and top with the remaining slice of bread, buttered side up
  4. Turn the heat down a notch and cook until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.
  5. Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2-4 minutes.
  6. Cut the edges from the grilled cheese, cut int 1 inch squares and use to garnish your favourite soup.

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34 comments:

Gloria said...

Wow Kevin look delicious and amazing, I love croutons!! gloria

Wendy said...

BRILLIANT! And yummy.

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

So glad you gave them a try! :-)

Priya's Feast said...

Wow..Luks so yum.Never tried croutons this way..wish to try this recipe

Sara Angel@ Magnifying Glasses said...

Awesome kevin look delicious and interesting, i think every one love croutons.

warmvanillasugar said...

OMG best idea ever!! So clever.

Claudia said...

Be still my heart! Perfect! And I hold you wholly responsible for my recent grilled cheese kick and probable weight gain.

She'saPistol said...

Oh, how clever! My all time favorite childhood meal all in one bowl.

Brandi said...

What a great idea, I know this will help the kiddos eat the soups that they sometimes snarl their noses at as well!

Brandi said...

I think this will encourage my kids to eat soups!

Jan said...

Great idea, they look delish!

Rachel said...

This is AMAZING!!!! :)

Emily@SimplyGourmetSouthie said...

This looks so good I have to make this!! And thanks for the tip on toasting the bread a little so it doesn't get soggy!!

angela@spinachtiger said...

Sometimes the simple foods are the best. Two classics together.

bellini said...

I have been meaning to try these for a while Kevin. Imagine all of the combinations with different cheeses.

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I love this idea. It looks so yummy!

Tina said...

This is so cute and creative!

MyFudo™ said...

How do you come up with such brilliant ideas? I love that this is just a simple dish yet so creatively crafted. The combinations are awesome. Great job!

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

Grilled cheese sandwich as croutons, what more can a guy ask for? oh, bacons! Look great! :)

Alexandra said...

What a great idea!!! So, so cute :)

Jan said...

Yes, this makes my hungry. Looks really delicious!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

How fun is this! I'm sure they tasted fabulous with your yummy looking soup but I just think they add so much uniqueness to your photo

Sarah said...

This is brilliant!! I can't wait to try it out

Jennie said...

YUM!!! I am SO doing this next time I make tomato soup!

rancholyn said...

Made the soup with croutons last night...simply delicious!!!!

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes said...

Simple yet amazing idea for tomato soup and grilled cheese- a favorite lunch in our house!

Lily said...

Looks so cute! What a great way to mix up a classic combo.

SoupAddict said...

This very, very awesome. Way awesome. :)

Michelle said...

This is awesome, Cat Cora does this in her book Classics with a Twist. I've been wanting to try this for sometime now but my boyfriend doesn't like tomato soup, crazy I know.

Kelsey said...

I posted this yesterday on my blog's facebook page, and my mom commented that she already saw it through stumbleupon. Sounds like this recipe is getting around!

Psychgrad said...

Love this idea -- my husband always wants grilled cheese for dinner.

Terry Ann said...

This is a wonderful idea!

suzreh said...

I was just thinking that your cheese encrusted grilled cheese would make awesome croutons, maybe skip the sandwich part..

Hethe said...

It is very wonderful to see over here which nice receipes are possible also in my small kitchen.

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