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Asparagus Grilled Cheese

The classic grilled cheese just got an upgrade! Roasted asparagus grilled cheese sandwiches filled with gooey Swiss and Parmesan on a buttery toasted bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese, Easy, Individual, Quick, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 613kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 8 oz asparagus washed and trimmed of woody ends (thinner is best)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 slices of sourdough or french bread in a round loaf
  • butter
  • dijon mustard
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 8 slices Swiss or Baby Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place asparagus on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until asparagus is crisp-tender and started to turn slightly brown in places. Remove from oven and cut the spears in half to fit your sandwich bread.
  • In the meantime, butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Turn over four of the slices and lightly spread dijon mustard on them. Sprinkle a little bit of parmesan cheese on top of the dijon on those four slices as well. Next place one slice of swiss cheese on top of dijon.
  • Then place 4-6 asparagus spears on top of swiss cheese.
  • Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese over the asparagus. Then place another slice of swiss cheese on top. Place buttered bread slice (buttered side up) on top of cheese.

MAKE IT NOW

  • In a large skillet over medium heat place the sandwich and grill butter side down. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the bottom of the sandwich is turning golden brown. Carefully flip sandwich then cook another 4-5 minutes until golden browned and cheese is all melty. Remove from pan and cook the other sandwiches the same way. Then serve.

MAKE IT A FREEZER MEAL

  • Carefully wrap each assembled sandwich in plastic wrap. Then cover in foil and add to gallon sized freezer safe bag. Freeze.

REHEATING

  • Place sandwich in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours to thaw. Remove foil and plastic wrap. In a large skillet over medium heat place the sandwich and grill butter side down. Cook for about 5-6 minutes, or until the bottom of the sandwich is turning golden brown. Carefully flip sandwich then cook another 5-6 minutes until golden browned and cheese is all melty. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 513mg | Iron: 6mg