Quick Recipe: Guacamole Grilled Cheese
In my mind grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the best lunch foods around. They’re quick, easy, and have that nostalgia factor since they’re also a childhood favorite. Except that the grilled cheese you can make as an adult is way better than the kind you used to get as a kid. In addition, they can easily be altered to fit the food mood you’re in just by changing up the cheese and other flavorings you use. Today I’m going to share one of my go-to grilled cheese sandwiches.
Guacamole Grilled Cheese:
- 2 slices bread
- Spreadable butter
- 2 oz. guacamole (or about ¼ cup) *
- ½ cup shredded cheese (Mexican blend, cheddar, and/or pepper jack are good choices)**
Butter the outsides of your bread slices. Place one slice (butter side down) on a skillet over medium heat. Spread the guacamole on top of this slice. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over this. Top with the second slice of bread (butter side facing up). Cook for a couple of minutes, or until the cheese begins to melt. Carefully flip the sandwich and cook a couple more minutes until the both sides are a nice toasty brown. Let cool slightly (molten cheese can hurt!), eat and enjoy!
*If you don’t have guacamole, but have an avocado you could also use half of an avocado, sliced. It’s just a bit trickier to neatly flip the sandwich since it’s thicker/bulkier.
**The amount here is really more of an estimate, since the amount of cheese partially depends on how big your bread slices are/how much you like cheese, but I think this is a good place to start. Also to note, you can use slices of cheese if you want, but I find that shredded cheese melts better.
Flavor-wise this sandwich is kind of like dipping a quesadilla in guacamole, except it’s all contained between 2 slices of bread.