grilled cheese with roasted red pepper and avocado
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Making a good grilled cheese sandwich is easy. All you need are 2 good slices of bread, your favorite cheese and a bit of butter. To make it unique, you can add to it what you wish, roasted broccoli, roasted red peppers, roasted asparagus, bacon, smashed avocado, sliced chicken or steak, sliced ripe tomatoes, the list goes on and on..
Recipe type: grilled cheese
Cuisine: meatless meals
Serves: 1 sandwich
  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • thinly sliced Gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, or your favorite melting cheese
  • unsalted butter, softened – just enough to butter both slices of bread
  • ½ of a roasted red pepper
  • ½ of a ripe avocado
  1. I have simple post on how to roast red peppers, but if you're pressed for time, then feel free to use the jarred roasted red pepper.
  2. Heat up your cast iron skillet, panini press or your favorite grilling pan over medium-low heat.
  3. Spread the softened butter evenly on one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Scoop out the avocado half and smash it, using a fork, onto the unbuttered side of the bread.
  5. Put a few slices of cheese on the other unbuttered slice, and then top it with the roasted red peppers.
  6. Top the avocado half with the rest of the sliced cheese so that it covers the whole slice of bread.The amount of cheese you add is really up to you. You don't want to add too little cheese, because then you will just have some browned bread and a bit of melted cheese.
  7. Put the sandwich together making sure that the buttered slices are on the outside!
  8. Put the sandwich into the pre-heated skillet.
  9. Now here’s Zoe’s simple trick to making a grilled cheese panini in a cast iron skillet! Just take the lid of a pan and press it down on the sandwich. This helps create a panini press. Pretty cool, right?
  10. Check the sandwich after a few minutes, and when the bottom is browned, turn it over gently and cook the other side until the bread is browned and the cheese is melted.
  11. There you have it, that's all it takes to make an awesome grilled cheese sandwich!
Recipe by Marin Mama Cooks at