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Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese

January 7th, 2012 · 29 Comments · Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Sandwich

I go through these phases in life where I can’t stop thinking about grilled sandwiches. My last serious episode was right around the same time BS’ In The Kitchen was born. There is just something extremely satisfying about a sandwich when you grill it. Take your bread and your ingredients and stack’em into a sandwich and you might have a tasty sandwich. But when you take all those things and fry it in a pan, or grill it in a panini press something magical happens! All those delicious ingredients just meld into this glorious irresistible super sandwich! Crispy bread, gooey cheese, all the toasty goodness that is inside…droool.

Anyways.

So THIS SANDWICH IS AMAZING! I have been plotting this grilled cheese for about the last week after browsing all the grilled cheeses on Foodgawker and conjuring up new forms of never before blogged grilled cheese! Once the idea was born, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Broccoli and Cheddar Soup deconstructed and rebirthed into sandwich form. Sounds amazing right?

Well it is!

Well that’s enough of glorifying grilled sandwiches, let’s get to the main attractions

Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • 2 Slices French Bread
  • 1 Slice of Yellow Onion
  • 4-5 small pieces of Broccoli
  • 2 Slices Chicken Breast Deli Meat
  • 1/2 Clove Garlic
  • 2 Slices of Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper

One of the great things about this sandwich is the fact that it’s very easy to make and all the ingredients are usually in your home!

Start by chopping up the broccoli into small(ish) pieces, they can be as big or small as you want. While you are chopping the broccoli, get a frying pan on medium heat and add the broccoli pieces with a knob of butter. Mix it all around to get the broccoli coated in butter and start chopping your garlic and slicing your onion. Once that is done, put everything in the pan (feel free to add more butter if you like) and cook until the broccoli gets to a nice dark green and the onions start to get translucent. Just before you take off the broccoli mixture, take two slices of chicken breast deli meat, shred it up and cook it in the pan for 30 seconds or so. The chicken is there to emphasize the flavour of chicken broth which would go into a broccoli and cheddar soup.

The broccoli wanted to escape

Once the broccoli is cooked, take your bread and generously butter the outside of each slice. On the bottom slice, place a slice of cheddar cheese , then the broccoli mixture on top. Top that off with another slice of cheddar cheese and your other slice of bread. In the same pan on medium heat, fry your sandwich until golden brown on each side (give it a good squish with the spatula as it is cooking).

You have now created your masterpiece! Congratulations.

I was really hoping this sandwich would turn out to be good, as I was unsure how broccoli in a sandwich might taste, but it was heavenly!

*tear* it’s almost over 🙁

If you try this one out, let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Enjoy

Bob

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29 Comments so far ↓

  • Amrita

    What a beautiful grilled sandwich and you could almost quell the thoughts of guilt with the broccoli in it! 🙂

  • Katherine Hunter

    once a week i make sandwiches for a group of homeless people in my town / their favorite is grilled cheese on rosemary bread (i make the bread too) and i sandwich between the slices of cheese a roasted tomato/garlic sauce

    now i see this broccoli cheddar grilled cheese of yours / this looks like just the ticket for a change of pace for my homies

    thanks for a great idea

    • bsinthekitchen

      Sounds like you’re doing some greats things! Hope they enjoy it 🙂 Carlene and I have been a part of an annual campaign to raise awareness about homelessness called 5 Days for the Homeless (Carlene actually started the campaign in our city, bringing it to the University of Saskatchewan while we were in school). It’s great to hear about the difference you’re making every week!

  • Anna @ hiddenponies

    This sounds beyond delicious, great idea! And it totally does look like the broccoli is trying to escape…weird 🙂

  • Jeffra

    Saw this and had to try it. Added just a little twist. Instead of fresh garlic, I used jarred minced garlic (works well in this type if dish) and put it on roasted garlic artisanal bread (available at many grocery store bakeries). The chunks of garlic in the bread added nicely to the already awesome taste of this sandwich.

  • Casey

    Yum! I LOVE broccoli cheddar soup, totally trying this for lunch this week 🙂

  • Jenny @ Savour the Senses

    LOVE this idea!!

  • Jaclyn

    That is one incredible sandwich! I have to make this! Thanks for the recipe, amazing pictures.

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