Our Favorite Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Our Favorite Grilled Cheese Recipe

(aka the best grilled cheese recipe you’ve ever tried at home!)

Overall Time: 1 hour

This grilled cheese recipe is one of our all-time favorites! One, because it’s a unique take on the grilled sandwich that goes way beyond the days of Kraft singles and white bread. Two, it is really really tasty!

As you can see from the picture, it can be a bit of an ooey gooey mess, but with three types of cheese (including cream cheese!), the zest of sweet peppers, and the zing of Creole mustard – this is one grilled cheese that will wow your family, impress your guests, and have everyone coming back for more.


  • – 6 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • – 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • – 2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red bell pepper
  • – 1 1/2 teaspoons cane sugar
  • – 1/8 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • – 4 tablespoons spicy red pepper jelly
  • – 4 1/2 tablespoons cane syrup
  • – 1/2 teaspoon creole mustard
  • – 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • – 8 slices sourdough bread
  • – 8 slices smoked gouda cheese
  • – 8 slices Monterrey Jack
  • – 4 ounces cream cheese


  1. 1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add onion, bell pepper, sugar, and Cajun seasoning. Stir occasionally and for 25 minutes (or until very brown).
  2. 2. In a small bowl, mix pepper jelly, cane syrup, and both mustards. Spread mixture on 4 bread slices.
  3. 3. Place two slices Gouda over the jelly and mustard mixture. Then, top with cooked onion mixture, plus 2 slices of Jack cheese.
  4. 4. Grab remaining four bread slices and spread with cream cheese.  Place cream cheese side down on Jack cheese.
  5. 5. Generously spread butter outside of all sandwiches.
  6. 6. Heat cast iron skillet (or frying pan if you don’t have a skillet) a little above medium. Cook sandwiches for 4 minutes per side or until bread is crisp and cheese is melted.
  7. 7. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


For more of our house recipes, check out a the posts below:

Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Baked Caramel Overnight French Toast

Hot Cross Buns | Perfect for Easter 

Grilled cheese recipe adapted from Louisiana Cookin’ March/April 2013

Simple Mexican Street Corn Recipe (Elotes)

Mexican Street Corn Recipes (Elotes)

Overall Time: 20 minutes

Active Prep Time: 10 minutes


6 corns of the cobb with the husk on

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup Mexican crema or sour cream

1 tsp ancho chile powder 

2 small gloves of garlic, or one large one

3/4 crumbled Cotija cheese

1/2 cilantro leaves

1-2 limes cuts into wedges


Baked Caramel French Toast Recipe | Perfect for Sunday brunch

Photo courtesy of Unsplash

Baked Overnight Caramel French Toast

Overall Time: 9 hours approx.

Active Prep Time: 1 hour approx.



1 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
(Fresh fruit of your choice for a little something extra!)


Hot Cross Buns Recipe | Perfect for Easter Sunday

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Marked with a symbolic puff pastry cross, Hot Cross Buns are a special treat and frequent fixture at many Easter Sunday meals. Though they are quite tasty plain, they are especially delicious when split and then served with a liberal layer of butter and fresh marmalade.

Yield: 24 buns

Time: Approximately 3 hours