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Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese

Author: Haley, Lake Grove Foodie

A gourmet twist on a classic sandwich.
A gourmet twist on a classic sandwich.


  • Mayonnaise
  • 4 large slices crusty Grand Central bread
  • 4 slices aged provolone cheese
  • 4 slices sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices ham, French or Black Forest
  • 1 Tbsp. Mustard, your choice
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shredded
  • Oil or butter for pan


Spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread.  Place the Parmigiano-Reggiano in a shallow dish. Gently but firmly press the mayonnaise-coated side of each slice of bread into the cheese so the surface is well coated. Set aside.

Heat a lightly oiled or buttered non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat. For each sandwich, lay one slice of bread in the pan, cheese side down. Top with mustard, two slices of cheddar and two slices of provolone and 1 slice of ham. Place another slide of bread, cheese side up, on the top. Cook until golden-brown and crispy on the bottom. Gently flip sandwich and cook until the second side is browned and crispy.

Try different cheeses, a slice of turkey, or your favorite sandwich spread to form endless tasty combinations.