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2017 Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown: My Savory and Sweet Recipes

The produce in this post were provided by Melissa’s Produce but the opinions expressed here are my own.

At the end of March, Wisconsin Cheese announced the 2017 Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown. Anyone could submit their grilled cheese recipe for a shot at a grand prize of $15,000. I love to create dishes in the kitchen so I submitted two entries this year, one savory and one sweet. I didn’t win, but the hubby and I had fun in the kitchen making and eating these sandwiches. I hope you’ll give them a try!
If you like it spicy and savory, try this recipe:

Mangia Grilled Cheese by Chelsea Madren, OC Food Diva Makes 2 sandwiches
This grilled cheese will have you speaking Italian! Homemade herbaceous pesto, sun ripened tomatoes, spicy Italian sausage and gooey mozzarella on grilled sourdough will make you exclaim, “Mangia!”

1 cup fresh basil leaves + 12 basil leaves for bread ½ cup fresh parsley ¼ cup Melissa’s pine nuts ¼ cup + 4 tbsp grated Wisconsin parmesan, divided ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 …