Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches

June 24, 2013Teresa

Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches have been a family Sunday afternoon favorite for decades. Who doesn’t love grilled cheese sandwiches? I have loved grilled cheese sandwiches since I was a kid, but my husband, John, has always made them better than my mom or I ever have.

I especially like these delicious sandwiches made with thick-sliced homemade bread or Texas Toast, lots of tomato slices and plenty of Swiss cheese. John grills them up in cast-iron skillets and if necessary either covers the skillet with a lid or microwaves the sandwich a few seconds to ensure the cheese melts.

Last week our Pastor’s wife texted me and asked for John’s Grilled Cheese recipe. John had posted up pictures of it several months ago  on FaceBook when he made it, and our pastor had a craving for them. After texting back directions I got to thinking about how good these sandwiches are and decided the next day to make some for ourselves.

I made mine with homemade Seven Grain Bread and the sandwiches turned out SO wonderfully. Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches are so simple to make, but they are a great sandwich to make when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare dinner, or you want them to accompany a favorite soup like Corn-Chicken-Chili Chowder.

Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches are great to make after ball games, for Meatless Mondays, or anytime you get the urge! We have served these a lot of times on Sundays after church because they can be made up so quickly and they are so filling and satisfying. If you’re looking for a quick and delicious grilled cheese recipe, then consider John’s amazing Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches! They are superb.

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John’s Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches are full of hearty flavor–especially when you make them on homemade bread like I did.

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We use two slabs of Swiss cheese but you can always use more if you like a lot of cheese.

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Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches are great if you have to whip up a quick lunch or supper. I love a thick-sliced bread for this recipe so I used homemade bread. Texas Toast or regular bread will work, too.

Here’s what I did.

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We prefer Swiss cheese slices rather than regular cheddar cheese slices. It gives the sandwich an awesome flavor. Place your sandwich bread on a plate. Place a piece of cheese on each piece of bread. On one of the two slices, add sliced tomatoes. Then sprinkle the tomato slices and cheese generously with salt and pepper.

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This is the way my sandwich looked after he had turned the sandwich over to grill the second side. If the cheese doesn’t melt you need to either cover with a lid for this part or microwave the sandwich on a microwavable plate for about 10-15 seconds. Remove sandwiches to serving plates.

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These sandwiches are so simple, but they’re hearty, filling, and completely satisfying. I could only eat a half.

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Look at all that ooey, gooey cheese. Yum. Swiss cheese tastes so much better than cheddar cheese, in my opinion, although I like them both in grilled cheese sandwiches.

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This sandwich is so simple to make, but it’s a wonderful 6-ingredient recipe.

Here’s the recipe.

GRILLED SWISS CHEESE AND TOMATO SANDWICHES

(my husband, John’s concoction)

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Delicious grilled cheese sandwich. This one uses Swiss cheese instead of cheddar cheese for a wonderful savory flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place bread on counter.
  2. Place a piece of Swiss cheese on each slice.
  3. Layer one piece of bread with tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Place remaining piece of Swiss Cheese over top of the tomatoes and cover with bread.
  6. Meanwhile, melt about a tablespoon of butter in a cast-iron skillet over low to medium heat.
  7. Place sandwich in skillet and cook for about 10 minutes until the underneath browns lightly.
  8. Remove sandwich with a spatula.
  9. Add another tablespoon of butter and melt in skillet.
  10. Flip sandwich over so remaining side browns nicely--another 10 minutes.
  11. If the cheese hasn’t melted, cover with a lid for a few minutes.
  12. Remove from skillet and place on a plate.
  13. Cut sandwich in half.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Don’t cook sandwiches on too high of a heat with a cast-iron skillet or the sandwiches will start smoking and scorch.

NOTE: It is better to cook the sandwiches over a lower heat for a little longer so the cheese melts nicely. If the bread is browned and the cheese hasn’t melted sufficiently, place sandwich on a microwavable plate and microwave for about 10-15 seconds.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my husband’s John’s recipe
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Delicious grilled cheese sandwich. This one uses Swiss cheese instead of cheddar cheese for a wonderful savory flavor.
Ingredients
  • 2 slices bread, Texas Toast, or [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/06/19/seven-grain-bread/” target=”_blank” title=”seven grain bread”]homemade bread[/url] cut thickly
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 3-4 tomato slices, sliced really thin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • butter for the skillet
Instructions
  1. Place bread on counter.
  2. Place a piece of Swiss cheese on each slice.
  3. Layer one piece of bread with tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Place remaining piece of Swiss Cheese over top of the tomatoes and cover with bread.
  6. Meanwhile, melt about a tablespoon of butter in a cast-iron skillet over low to medium heat.
  7. Place sandwich in skillet and cook for about 10 minutes until the underneath browns lightly.
  8. Remove sandwich with a spatula.
  9. Add another tablespoon of butter and melt in skillet.
  10. Flip sandwich over so remaining side browns nicely–another 10 minutes.
  11. If the cheese hasn’t melted, cover with a lid for a few minutes.
  12. Remove from skillet and place on a plate.
  13. Cut sandwich in half.
 
Notes
Don’t cook sandwiches on too high of a heat with a cast-iron skillet or the sandwiches will start smoking and scorch. [br][br]It is better to cook the sandwiches over a lower heat for a little longer so the cheese melts nicely. If the bread is browned and the cheese hasn’t melted sufficiently, place sandwich on a microwavable plate and microwave for about 10-15 seconds.
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Doesn’t this look wonderful?

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Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches have been one of our favorite sandwiches to eat over the years.

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Yum. Why don’t you try making up some of these this weekend?

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