As of lately, I have been cooking simple, delicious and easy to put together meals for the fam since I have been traveling so much for my work. I don’t want to spend forever in the kitchen preparing a meal not spending precious moments with my boys.
A few weeks ago, we stopped by Trader Joe’s and discovered a spread that has changed the simple grilled cheese for good. So here I give you, one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve ever made at home. And it just takes a few delicious ingredients:
– Thin-sliced sourdough bread
– Eggplant Garlic spread (found at Trader Joe’s)
– Tomato soup
If you’re not a Gouda fan, you can use any other soft melting cheese such as Asiago, Fontina, or an old favorite – Cheddar. What makes this grilled cheese sandwich so fantastic is the Eggplant Garlic spread I mentioned I had found at Trader Joe’s. A little tangy and savory, slather this on one slice of your bread and it takes the original favorite to a whole new level. Top with your choice of cheeses and then another slice of bread then grill over medium-high heat to a crispy golden brown.
And of course, what is a grilled cheese without its best companion – tomato soup? My favorite off-the-shelf brand is la Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soupe. Heat over the stove and it’s ready to serve. I just love little shortcuts like this that make dinner so easy!
I’m also a fan of finding new products like the eggplant spread that turn an ordinary grilled cheese into something amazing. Try it out this week and let me know what you think! Do you have a favorite way to turn the classic grilled cheese into something extraordinarily tasty?