Inside-Out English Muffin Grilled Cheese

September 9, 2010 | By andrea | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich.

I love grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches, so naturally I was intrigued by this recipe for Inside-Out English Muffin Grilled Cheese sandwiches. It’s a tasty and fun way to jazz up a lunch-time classic.

The recipe calls for sharp white cheddar cheese, which has a bolder flavor than the medium cheddar I used. Any kind of cheddar will produce a good sandwich so use what you have or splurge on the fancy sharp white cheddar. Definitely buy the best tomatoes you can find because lame tomatoes will add no flavor at all to this sandwich. Serve with a green salad or fresh veggie sticks. Enjoy!

Inside-Out English Muffin Grilled Cheese
-recipe from Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine, November 2009

“This is the only way I make grilled cheese now. I sometimes swap the tomatoes for arugula or spinach or crisp bacon. Or I just have straight cheese. Try emmentaler or havarti cheese, too, and serve with a salad.” -R.R.

4 sandwich-size English muffins
Butter, softened
8 slices sharp white cheddar cheese
Four 1/4-inch-thick slices beefsteak tomato
Salt and pepper

Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Lightly spread the inside of each English muffin half with butter. Arrange the muffins buttered sides out and build 4 sandwiches, each with a cheese slice, a tomato slice, some salt and pepper and another cheese slice. Place the sammies in the pan and cook, turning once or twice, until the cheese is melted and the muffins are golden-brown, about 8 minutes.

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11 comments on “Inside-Out English Muffin Grilled Cheese

  1. I just purchased some sprouted grains English Muffins. Your sandwich looks fantastic. Need to grab a few garden fresh tomatoes at Farmers Market tonight! Thanks!

  2. how fun! I love the inside-out approach

  3. Brenda says:

    I just love grilled cheese (who doesn’t) but these look absolutely amazing!! I love the idea of using English Muffins. Oh my gosh, I wish I had one now! Thanks for sharing.

  4. SnoWhite says:

    looks delicious!!

  5. Little Mochi says:

    Coming from Trendy Treehouse…. this sammie looks so yummy!!!! I will have to dash up to the store and get some muffins and more tomatoes 😉

  6. Jane says:

    Oh this sounds (and looks!) fabulous! I’m heading to the market for a good tomato…
    Jane (artfully graced)

  7. Kristin says:

    Visiting from NFF . . . but I’m already a follower! Love your recipes and this looks like a winner to me – my two favorites, English Muffins and grilled cheese. I think my toddler will gobble it up too!

  8. Tomatoe and Grilled Cheese is awesome. And these are very cute… perfect size for a snack or even breakfast. PS I have a recipe swap on my blog every Thursday. I hope you can share sometime 🙂 ~Alison

  9. I love grilled cheese with tomato, this sounds great! Thanks for linking up with me. 🙂

  10. Jerri says:

    Delicious! I love just about anything with cheddar cheese in the recipe! Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

  11. erica k says:

    mmmm looks yummy

    following via rss feed, couldn’t find another way to follow. Came from friendly friday