Grilled cheese- panini style

On a cold day when a little comfort is required there is nothing like a grilled cheese with tomato soup. Now there’s no right or wrong way to make grilled cheese, this is simply how I do it when I’m feeling fancy and want to use my over-priced indoor grill. If you were more frugal than me while in the store, an old fashioned frying pan will suffice.


  • A good bread (I prefer ciabatta)
  • Gruyere, sharp cheddar, or mozzarella cheese
  • Olive Oil



  1. Slice loaf in half.
  2. Line inside with cheese
  3. Brush outside with olive oil (or butter)
  4. Toast on high heat in Pannini press or grill on both sides in a well greased skillet.
  5. When outside is toasted and cheese is melted, remove from heat, cut into finger sized portions and serve.
  6. Dunk into tomato soup for maximum enjoyment.

What you should know

Do you know the difference between a panini press and a George Foreman grill? About $50.

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