Mushroom Melt Grilled Cheese

What better way to celebrate Grilled Cheese Month than with a gooey grilled cheese stuffed with sautéed mushrooms, mozzarella, and cheddar? These sandwiches are made with GO Veggie, so they’re lactose-free! (I created this recipe for my client, GO Veggie! Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen.) 

Sauteed mushroom, cheddar, and mozzarella grilled cheese recipe

Remember the Italian Eggplant Grilled Cheese that I made with GO Veggie! lactose-free provolone slices earlier this year? It’s one of my absolutely favorite sandwiches and every time I make it, I’m super impressed with how beautifully the provolone slices melt. I’ve been dying to try the other varieties of GO Veggie! lactose-free slices in a grilled cheese ever since, but I was waiting until Grilled Cheese Month was officially underway. Now that it’s here, I’m ready to celebrate in style!

For my latest grilled cheese creation I wanted something extra gooey, which meant staying away from crispy or chewy fillings. Sautéed mushrooms turned out to be a fabulous filling choice: They’re soft, so they don’t interfere with the texture of the cheese, and they give the sandwich tons of earthy flavor.

I used a mix of crimini and shiitake mushrooms to keep things interesting and cooked them with some garlic and white wine for an extra flavor boost. Then I used my favorite trick for an extra cheesy grilled cheese – melting a slice of cheese right into the filling before sandwiching it between two pieces of multigrain bread layered with cheddar and mozzarella slices. I love how the cheddar and mozzarella taste together and four slices of GO Veggie! cheese per sandwich means you’ll get 100% of your daily value of calcium (with half the calories and fat of traditional cheese.)

The result is ooey, gooey, and delicious.

Sauteed mushroom, cheddar, and mozzarella grilled cheese recipe

Mushroom Melt Grilled Cheese

Mushroom Melt Grilled Cheese

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups mixed crimini and shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 slices whole grain Italian bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 5 slices GO Veggie! Mozzarella flavor slices
  • 4 slices GO Veggie! Cheddar flavor slices

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 2-3 minutes, or until soft and fragrant. Add the mushrooms and cook 4-5 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Stir in the wine; cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add a slice of mozzarella and cook until melted. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Butter each slice of bread. Flip 2 slices of bread over (so the buttered side is down) and top each with one slice each of mozzarella and cheddar. Top with half of the mushroom mixtures and cover with the remaining cheese. Top with the remaining bread (buttered side up).
  3. Cook sandwiches covered over medium heat for 4 minutes on each side, or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.

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By on April 9th, 2015

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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