Smoked Gouda and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

Serves: 4

Get your veggies in this sandwich, which is stuffed with arugula and roasted red peppers and grilled up with Gouda and Muenster between thick slices of Pullman bread.

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1/3 eight - to 1/2-inch-thick slices pullman bread
4 ounces smoked gouda, very thinly sliced with a cheese slicer
4 slices muenster cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 medium jarred roasted red pepper, drained, dried and thinly sliced
2 cups baby arugula
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened


Lay out 4 slices of the bread on a work surface. Layer each with some of the smoked gouda, 1 slice of the muenster, a thin layer of sliced red pepper (about 2 tablespoons), 1/2 cup of the baby arugula and another layer of smoked gouda. Close the sandwiches with the remaining bread. Thinly and evenly spread the butter on both sides of the bread using about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter for each sandwich.

Place 2 sandwiches into a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until the bread is evenly golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip, cover again and cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is visibly melted, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.


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