Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Grilled Cheese Rolls ~ A Fun Spin on an American Classic!

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A fun spin on an American Classic...


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...Dip these simple Grilled Cheese Rolls in a bowl of piping hot tomato soup or ramekin of your favorite marinara ~ and I dare you ~ I dare you to eat just one!

All you'll have to do is... cut the crusts off your bread, here I used a soft wheat.

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Flatten your crustless bread squares with a rolling pin and then top with one piece of American Cheese (do not be tempted to use more cheese, in this case one is enough) Here I used fresh, deli sliced, Land O'Lakes yellow American Cheese - YUM!

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Roll your cheese squares up and then cook them in a pan with melted butter over medium heat (SEAM SIDE DOWN FIRST TO SECURE THEM)  (rolling occasionally in the buttered pan to crisp all sides)  until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

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Remove from the pan and your Grilled Cheese Rolls are ready to enjoy!

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57 comments:

Marc van der Wouw said...

So simple and so good looking...I bet it taste awesome...

Jennifurla said...

This is such a cute idea, I passed it on to my mom friends. I think you could add some chopped broccoli in there for fun.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Now this is a great idea! I'm so making these :) Your photos are making me drool!

Care's Kitchen said...

Thanks guys! So hard to stop eating them so BEWARE! Not only are they simple to eat, but simple to eat! :))

Clint said...

Funny how something so simple can be so gorgeous and mouth-watering.

Nuts about food said...

So simple and so brilliant!

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

oh my..... gawd!

Rachel (teacher-chef) said...

Such a simple idea but so cute - a great 'fancy' way to serve grilled cheese for kids (or adults)

Care's Kitchen said...

make that simple to, "make" and yes...eat too. :)

Heather said...

This is so smart!!

Lea Ann said...

I love this idea! Love it!!!

Karen said...

It's official...you are a genius! I love these. A lot.

Care's Kitchen said...

xo all :)

*Just Fran* said...

Heaven. Pure heaven for my tomato soup addiction. Thanks for sharing.

ontopofbutterflywings said...

I LOVE grilled cheese, and these just look adorable and delish!!! I so have to try these! Would be great for kids or a party!!

Tabitha Bee said...

How fun and soup-friendly! Love it.

Heathahlee said...

What??? Genius!!! :) My son immediately started giving me cheese ideas when he saw this. :)

Care's Kitchen said...

Oh my, so many cheeses would work! How about Brie and thinly sliced apple!

Rachel G said...

I made some with Jalapanoes rolled up inside! Soo good if you like that spicy kick.

D and B's Mommy said...

I made these with creamy tomato soup after finding them on pinterest.com yesterday. Brilliant! They made my day- and the little crispy cheese that oozed out onto the skillet YUM!

Dianna Jo said...

great idea for grilled cheese. I do this roll idea for my daughter with PB&J. We call it her sushi :)

Care's Kitchen said...

Thanks all! I've been behind on catching up on comments! XOXO

Mis-Cakes said...

love this idea. totally perfect for lunch with the kids. so excited to make these.

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

adorable and creative!

Repinned to my savory board!

Sashafras said...

I just made these for my girls today. I was even able to sneak a little sweet potato puree into them! They loved them!

Sara said...

These are super adorable! What a great idea! :)

Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker said...

thanks all! <3 your comments!

20 Going on 80 said...

These look absolutely divine! I'll be making these soon! Thanks for sharing! Just found your blog and now I'm your newest follower :)

SUE said...

Found you on Pinterest - have shared it on my FB page...am making these today - one of our favorite foods!!

mamawcindy said...

Looks so Yummy! Going to have to make some of these for my Grandchildren. Thanks for Sharing! Just became a follower. :0)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful way to get your children involved in the prep for the meal...they always eat better when they help, don'they.

Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker said...

Thanks all! Love the feedback! xo

Anonymous said...

Just made for my 2 two year olds and tgey r admit.g for more.

Jesseca said...

I made these to go along with some homemade tomato soup today & my toddler LOVED them. We've never been able to get him to eat grilled cheese until now! Thanks so much!

PS- I'd love to have you guest post sometime!

reinidays said...

What a great idea. I love this!

Adele Forbes said...

Simply love this idea....having a poker game tomorrow night at my house and I am making my potato soup and this will be my side item as opposed to cornbread...thank you so very much for sharing!

Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker said...

thanks :) I'm just so happy you all love them xoxo Let me know the combos you came up with!!!!

christy said...

We added a little schmear of greek yogurt between the bread and cheese. Sounds odd but adds a lovely zip and even more creaminess!
Plus I will finely chop spinach and put it in 4yr old's grilled cheese. After the promise that it was only there to make the sandwich pretty and it had no flavor...she ate it! Now she always asks for the pretty gc!
Thanks for the roll up idea, we are HUGE gc fans in our house!

Anonymous said...

looks so good, I think I will have to experiment with the reciepe

AgissizLady said...

I can not believe how easy it is to make these. You can get a real production line going. Freeze very well either before cooking or after, though freezing after makes it easy to nuke for a few seconds and then eat. Super yum with a little Italian spice and/or pepper flakes.

Sukez said...

This is great. You thought of doing this with a thin layer of meat in there? Think it'd be messy?

Trisha said...

I made these tonight but added pepperoni and we dipped them in pizza sauce, delicious!! Must add onions next time!!

Sarah Jane said...

Thanks for the great idea! I saw this on pinterest and posted a link from my blog to yours. Thanks again, loved it!

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Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this!

Foodie Interrupted said...

Love this, such a cute idea!

allyson said...

I'm making these tomorrow!!! done deal!!! SO EXCITED!!!

voluminousvintage said...

Im making these tomorrow! done deal!! so excited!!

ramond hickson said...

Add jam instead of cheese and then dip in egg to French toast oh yeah baby does that make you hungry oh behave lol

JR said...

I feel so stupid...I love grilled cheese, and I loved rolling my bread flat as a kid, but this never occurred to me...must try...

Anonymous said...

Perfect! A fantastic idea! Except for the American cheese. Which is not actually cheese. I'm going to try it with grated cheddar! Yum!

Randi said...

I just tried this and i followed the directions perfectly and they fell apart as soon as I turned them.

Anonymous said...

I tried this and it turned out horrible. I followed directions to a T. It fell apart immediately. So disappointed.

margaret S said...

Hello here in NZ we use a mixture of cheeses with a pkt of dry onion soup mixed together with a very small amount of boiling water and then add either red onion or finely cut spring onions (shallots) and mustard it makes an even better cheese roll

Anonymous said...

Here in the South Island of New Zealand we've been making cheese rolls for decades! Schools and clubs make and sell them as fundraisers and they're sold in heaps of cafes too.
I could eat them forever!

cindykendall said...

I love these but often change it up.
Roll out bread with rolling pin
Spread on Nutella
Roll up ( same as here)
Roll them in cinnamon sugar
Bake in oven
Yummy !
You can even preamble this and wrap in tin foil until the next morning if you want !

Dina Berlo said...

I used your recipe today in my daughters lunch!
http://bentoformygirls.blogspot.com/2013/02/day-345.html

Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker said...

Thank you everyone, for your comments and ideas! Love it all - keep them coming!

Cheers, Carolyn :)