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April 16, 2012

Turkey and Onion Grilled Cheese for National Grilled Cheese Month!

In honor of national grilled cheese month, I bring you....

the turkey and onion grilled cheese


Specifically, maple turkey and sauteed red onions. We used gouda, and it was good-ah!. And then the next day we used pepperjack, and it too was delicious. A bit of spiciness to cut the sweetness from the maple turkey and red onions. Oh my word, it melted in my mouth. I'm wondering what I could add to this already-amazing sandwich to make it even better... maybe some crunch of some sort?? Or some green veggies like spinach or something fancy?? Or I could just leave it as-is and ooh and ahh in amazement over it still.

We used 3 tbsp butter for the bread. You can either melt the butter and dip the bread slices in the butter, or soften the butter and spread on the bread slices. Whichever you prefer.

Turkey and Onion Grilled Cheese
a SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl original 

*Yields 2 sandwiches

  • 1/2 of a red onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 3 tbsp or so of butter, melted or softened*
  • 4 slices of maple turkey
  • 4 slices of gouda cheese
In a medium skillet, add 2 tbsp butter until melted. Then add sliced red onion and saute until softened and golden brown.

Spread the bread slices with 3 tbsp softened butter. In a large skillet on medium-low, add the bread slices. If you have a large enough skillet, you can add all 4 slices of bread all at once. If not, you will need to do this in batches. We did one sandwich at a time, so we only added 2 slices of bread to begin with. Top one slice of bread with 2 slices gouda. Then add 2 slices of maple turkey, then some sauteed red onions. Top with the other slice of bread. Press down with a spatula or heavy object. Flip if needed. Repeat with 2nd sandwich.

*Note: You can either melt the butter and dip the bread slices in the butter, or soften the butter so it is spreadable and spread on the bread slices. Whichever you prefer.

Printable Recipe

Seriously, it was delish. It had me asking PJ why we can't or don't open up a sandwich or panini shop of our own if it's that easy and delicious, and better than what we've got at restaurants in the past! Tom and Chee aint got nothin on us!! We will FOR SURE be making these all of the time. 

And whipping up more grilled cheese ideas along the way, too.

Linking up here.

Peace, and bacon grease!


Dwell on Joy said...

This looks super good! Wish that was my lunch today!!!

Michael Ann said...

OMG, this photo made my mouth water! I LOVE these kind of sandwiches. Gouda? Yum!!!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Thank you for sharing this at Must Try Monday. I am looking for some grilled cheese recipes for an upcoming cooking challenge. Thanks!

HannahW said...

My family loved grilled ham and provolone.. I bet adding red onion would make then even better! My Make Something Monday post is here:

Veronica Miller said...

YUM! This sounds to die for! Seriously, who doesn't love a good sandwich (except my husband, he's so weird)? I would totally come to your sandwich shop. :)

Unknown said...

Love grilled cheese.. this sounds wonderful!

Chris said...

I don't think this sandwich is good for you.

I'm not talking nutrition wise. I mean if that thing falls over on you, you're gonna get hurt!

Carole said...

Hey thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Happy Holidays!