Nothing compares to the indulgence of a hot, cheesy sandwich with a gourmet flair. Our Open Faced Baked Cheese Sandwich has just a few simple steps and delivers flavors that will remind you of your favorite bistro. It's delightfully melty, deeply satisfying, and ideal for a fast and easy meal.
Today, we're taking a classic comfort food and giving it a delightful gourmet twist. Get ready to fall in love with our Open Faced Baked Cheese Sandwich.
This is not your ordinary cheese sandwich; it combines a medley of cheeses and a unique blend of flavors to create a dish that's absolutely unforgettable.
The star of this recipe is, undoubtedly, the cheese. We're using a combination of fontina and Parmesan. Fontina cheese brings a mild and creamy flavor, while Parmesan adds a sharp, nutty taste. But we're not stopping there.
We're also adding cottage cheese into the mix for an extra creamy texture that takes this sandwich to new heights.
Our Open Faced Baked Cheese Sandwich has more to offer than just cheese. The inclusion shaved yellow onion marinated in a mix of apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, and maple syrup—introduces a sweet and tangy note that perfectly balances the richness of the cheeses.
So, whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is a breeze to make. All you need is a few simple ingredients and four slices of your favorite bread. Let's get started on this delectable journey and elevate your sandwich game to a whole new level!
More Sandwich Recipes to Try
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Open Faced Baked Cheese Sandwiches with Pickled Onions
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 yellow onion shaved
- Salt and pepper
- 4 ounces fontina cheese grated
- 4 ounces Parmesan cheese grated
- ⅓ cup cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 4 slices bread gluten free
- In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a simmer. Remove from heat and add onion, salt and pepper. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium heat.
- In a medium bowl, combine fontina, parmesan, cottage cheese, mustard and smoked paprika.
- Spray the skillet well with oil. Add top bread slices with cheese mixture and add to skillet, cheese side up. Cook for about 3 minutes, until the bottom browns. Add a tomato slice and transfer to the oven. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and transfer to serving plates.
- Drain onions and place on top of sandwiches. Serve with a salad.