Classic grilled cheese sandwiches with a kick. Delicious! These are great with a bowl of tomato soup with a little basil added.

Mindy

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 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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  • Butter one side of each slice of bread, and place 4 of the slices butter-side down on a griddle over medium heat.

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  • On each piece of bread, place one slice of cheese, 1 slice of tomato, and a few slices of serrano pepper. Sprinkle dried basil and salt and pepper to taste. Top each sandwich with a slice of buttered bread, butter-side up.

  • Grill sandwiches until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes each side.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 12g 24% DV; carbohydrates 31.3g 10% DV; fat 17.1g 26% DV; cholesterol 45mg 15% DV; sodium 606.5mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (37)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2003
This is good. A nice change from the classic. It's best with garden fresh tomatoes basil & peppers! Nice bite to it thanks Mindy & Eric! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2006
These were a tasty spin on the original. My husband has requested them a few times since. Prep is impotrant for getting these just right. Slice everything quite thin so that the cheese can melt to keep them together. Read More
(14)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2003
This is good. A nice change from the classic. It's best with garden fresh tomatoes basil & peppers! Nice bite to it thanks Mindy & Eric! Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2006
serrano peppers are what 4-5 times hotter than the jalapeno? This is just a little too hot for most of my guests and family. When I made this I had a few different types of peppers on hand. Some habaneros Anaheim chile banana peppers as well as just some simple yellow sweet bells. That way people could pick their spice level. Personaly I like the habernero on this but habaneros are way too hot for most. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2006
I love all the ingredients in this little version of grilled cheese so I knew it would be a winner. I used banana peppers from the jar and they gave the sandwich just the right amount a kick. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2006
These were a tasty spin on the original. My husband has requested them a few times since. Prep is impotrant for getting these just right. Slice everything quite thin so that the cheese can melt to keep them together. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
used monterrey jack cheese and cheddar forgot the peppers but sprinkled pepper in the middle. Very tasty. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2007
Not bad. I didn't have any serrano peppers so I went with bell. Also couldn't find the basil so I used an Italian spice. Loved the spice but I could do without the peppers. My brother loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2007
Yum! I used a single roma tomato thinly sliced and I sliced the serrano pepper lengthwise and just put the halves on the sandwich. A nice change from the everyday grilled cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2005
Great and easy way to spice up an old standby. Thanks for the recipe! Delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2006
I thought this was pretty good. Try using any kind of pickled pepper on it. What a combination WOW! Read More
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