Category: Sandwich

Blackberry Balsamic & Basil Grilled Cheese

Blackberry Balsamic & Basil Grilled Cheese

How to make a sheet pan grilled cheese sandwich. This decadent sandwich has homemade blackberry balsamic jam, fresh basil, and pairs wonderfully with a @SIP Certified sparkling Grenache Rosé. 


Blackberry Balsamic Compote
8 ounces blackberries
½ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
Berry & Basil Grilled Cheese
¼ cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
8 slices artisanal multigrain bread
4 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
4 ounces white cheddar, shredded
12 large basil leaves, stems removed


Blackberry Balsamic Compote:

Add 8 ounces blackberries to a saucepan and smash them using a fork or potato masher. Add ½ cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons honey.

Bring berry mixture to a boil and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until mixture reduces in volume by about half, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

One way to test your compote to see if it’s done is to coat a spoon with the mixture, let it cool briefly, then draw your finger across the back of the spoon. The line you draw with your finger should hold and the mixture should not be runny.

For optimal flavor, let the compote cool overnight.

Berry & Basil Grilled Cheese:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mix together ¼ cup softened butter and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley. Take the butter mixture and spread it evenly on one side of each slice of bread.

Place 4 of the 8 slices of bread butter-side down onto a baking sheet.

On the unbuttered side of those slices, spread a heaping coat of the compote. Now divide the 4 ounces of shredded fontina and 4 ounces of shredded white cheddar between the 4 slices of bread. Divide the 12 basil leaves between the sandwiches.

Add the remaining 4 slices of bread buttered-side up to form sandwiches.

Bake in the oven for 5 minutes until the bread touching the sheet pan becomes golden brown. Carefully flip the sandwiches and bake them for about 5 more minutes until also golden brown.

Remove from the oven and serve. Enjoy!

Blackberry Balsamic & Basil Grilled Cheese

Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwich Main

Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This simple sheet pan recipe is a quick and easy way to make tasty and classic grilled cheese sandwiches for a group. Easily make 4 or 24! This no-fuss recipe is foolproof.


½ cup butter, softened
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 slices Gruyère cheese
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
8 slices sandwich bread
1 tablespoon chopped parsley


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, Parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley.

Take about 1 tablespoon of the butter mixture and spread it evenly over one side of each slice of bread.

Place 4 slices of bread, butter-side down, onto a baking sheet. Add a slice of Gruyère to each slice of bread. Divide the shredded cheddar cheese between the four slices. Place the 4 remaining slices of bread, butter-side up, on top of the slices with cheese.

shredded cheese on buttered bread

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 5 minutes.

grilled cheese ready for cooking

Open the oven and quickly flip the sandwiches over, then bake for another 5 minutes, or until the bread is a delicious golden brown, and the cheese is fully melted.


Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwich Main

Jackfruit Tuna Melt Vegetarian 3

Jackfruit Tuna Melt (Vegetarian)

In this tuna-free tuna melt recipe, I make a delicious veggie-packed hot open-faced sandwich using jackfruit instead of tuna. Jackfruit is an excellent meat substitute that is just plain whole fruit. Not grown in a lab or pumped with preservatives.


Jackfruit “Tuna” Salad
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of minced pickled jalapeno
1 (9 ounce) pack Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit by The Jackfruit Company
1 celery rib, finely chopped
2 dill pickles, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped red onion, small dice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Sea salt
Black pepper
Jackfruit Tuna Melt
4 slices of thick sourdough bread, toasted
1 tomato, cut into wedges
8 slices of cheddar cheese
½ cup baby spinach
1 avocado, sliced


Preheat oven to a low broil setting.

In a large bowl, add mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, celery, pickles, red onion, garlic, jalapeno, and parsley and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Using a fork or knife, chop up the Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit by The Jackfruit Company. Then add the jackfruit to mayonnaise mixture and mix to combine.

Toast the bread. Place bread on a baking sheet and top with one slice of cheese, spinach, a few tomato wedges, and a few avocado slices.

Divide the jackfruit “tuna” salad between the four slices of bread. Top each piece with another slice of cheese. Bake until cheese is melted; 5 minutes.

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Gruyere Caramelized Apple Waffle Sandwich 2 1

Gruyere & Caramelized Apple Waffle Sandwich

I am still on my keeping it simple kick. Just like my “tomato bun” burger and my apple sandwich, this Gruyere & Caramelized Apple Waffle Sandwich is pretty simple. Using my sweet potato waffles, I made a “grilled cheese” sandwich you will LOVE. I did!


1 sweet potato waffle
4 ounces Gruyère, shredded
1 Granny Smith apple, halved and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar


In a small frying pan, warm 1 tablespoon of butter. When melted, add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and combine. Add in the sliced apples and cook over a medium heat until the apples are just tender. This should take about two minutes.

Caramelized Apple 1

Cut a single sweet potato waffle into quarters and divide the caramelized apples and shredded Gruyere between two of the pieces. In order to prevent the whole thing from falling over when you bake it, stack the ingredients in a pyramid shape.

Gruyere Apple Waffle 1

Place the stacks on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is gooey and melted.

Remove from the oven and top with the other waffle pieces. Give em a good squish to flatten out and enjoy!

Gruyere Caramelized Apple Waffle Sandwich 1


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