A fancy sandwich for a quick lunch. Cream cheese is blended with mayonnaise and shredded cheese, then grilled between slices of French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
12 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, shredded cheese and garlic salt. Beat until smooth.

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  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread cheese mixture on 4 slices of bread, then top with the other 4 bread slices. Lightly butter both sides of each sandwich. Place sandwiches in skillet, and grill until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

783 calories; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 32g; fat 64.9g; cholesterol 108.5mg; sodium 1436.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
Nice take on grilled cheese! Not sure if I'd call it "gourmet" but it definitely takes regular grilled cheese to a new level. I used reduced fat cream cheese and Hellman's light mayo along with just a bit of garlic vs. garlic salt. I added a couple of slices of tomato which took it over the top! Perfect with a bowl of hot soup! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2004
great recipe but the proportions are ALL wrong. More cheese half of everything else! Read More
(15)
153 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
Nice take on grilled cheese! Not sure if I'd call it "gourmet" but it definitely takes regular grilled cheese to a new level. I used reduced fat cream cheese and Hellman's light mayo along with just a bit of garlic vs. garlic salt. I added a couple of slices of tomato which took it over the top! Perfect with a bowl of hot soup! Read More
(91)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2005
I just got finished eating this sandwhich. I followed the recipe to the T. It was fabulous! I make all the recipes just like they are written the first time. This way I can say if it's a good recipe or not. If I start changing it won't even be the same recipe. So...I thought it was excellent just how it was. Salty but not as bad as other reviewers make it seem. Rich but not too rich. After I made it the recipe way the first time, I added fresh sliced tomatoes the second. It was just wonderful! I don't think I can go back to eating regular grilled cheese sandwhiches after this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2005
I just made this again. I used garlic powder instead of salt and that made all the difference in the world. The sandwich doesn't need the extra salt. I also skipped the mayo like I did the first time. I've been making this with plain white bread and it works fine although I'm sure french bread or some other bread like foccacia would be awesome. A tip I have when making grilled cheese sandwiches of any kind is to use partially or completely frozen bread. The bread will hold together better and you won't break it when you slather on the margarine or butter. It doesn't add to the cooking time and you end up with a nicer looking sandwich! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2004
When I put these on the table for lunch my husband looked at me like I was insane. He then took a bit and loved it. The cheese is gooey and a little tangy. I forgot to buy the colby-jack so I used shredded cheddar and they were great. Also because my husband is convince a meal without meat is only a snack I added some sliced deli ham. The ham makes it a little more difficult to eat the sandwiches as they tend to slide apart. I also added a little fresh cracked pepper and dried dill weed to mine. I will make these again for sure. They are very filling fast and easy to make. Thanks Sarah for a great weekend lunch recipe that is not boring. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2006
Delicious starting point! I had a bunch of french sub rolls to use so I made the cheese spread and put it inside my split roll. Then I baked at 375 for 10 minutes (until the cheese was melted). Didn't use the butter. I didn't measure anything but I used a lot less mayo (light mayo) light cream cheese and Tillamook sharp cheddar. I also used two whole garlic cloves and mixed up everything in my food processor. It was so yummy! Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2004
great recipe but the proportions are ALL wrong. More cheese half of everything else! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2003
This was a good change from a normal grilled cheese. However it calls for WAY TOO MUCH mayo! Next time I would use half or maybe even a quarter of the amount and add more cheese. Aside from that the flavor is yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
TASTY! I put some thinly sliced tomatoes on the cheese mixture and I cut the mayo to 1/4 cup. I had to use taco seasoned colby-jack cheese because that's all I had (which I thought would make it taste gross but it didn't) YUM I will make this again & maybe add some salami. Thanks Sarah! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2003
I followed the advice of the other posters and cut the mayo. I too added mozzarella instaed of the colby/jack combo I believe this recipe called for. Everyone in the house LOVED this recipe. All the kids raved and so did my husband. A rare accomplishment here at my house of seven. Read More
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