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Grilled Cheese & Tomato Casserole by Carla Hall

554 Grilled Cheese Tomato Casserole
Just when you thought grilled cheese couldn't get any better, this tasty casserole will be a quick favorite.
skill level
Moderate
time
30-60min
servings
8
cost
$
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Just when you thought grilled cheese couldn't get any better, this tasty casserole will be a quick favorite.
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ingredients
  • 1 Crusty Sourdough Peasant Loaf (1/2" slices)
  • 1 pound Deli Sliced Aged Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves (plus more to garnish)
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion (grated)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (grated)
  • 4.5 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 cup Aged Cheddar Cheese (grated)
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  • 1
    Cooking Spray
    1 Crusty Sourdough Peasant Loaf (1/2" slices)
    1 stick Unsalted Butter (softened)
    Salt
    Pepper
    1 pound Deli Sliced Aged Cheddar Cheese
    1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves (plus more to garnish)
    Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish with Cooking Spray. Butter both sides of each piece of Bread and season with Salt and Pepper. Place on a baking sheet and cook until golden, flipping once, about 8 minutes. Build sandwiches using two slices of Bread, 3 slices of Cheese and 2-3 Basil Leaves. The basil should be placed between the slices of Cheese. Cut the sandwiches into 4 pieces each.
  • 2
    Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
    1 medium Onion (grated)
    Salt
    3 Garlic Cloves (grated)
    4.5 ounce Tomato Paste
    1 tablespoon Paprika
    2 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
    1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
    Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high with a few tablespoons of Olive Oil. Add the Onions and sauté until lightly caramelized, seasoning with Salt, about 3 minutes. Add the Garlic, Tomato Paste, Paprika, Thyme, and Pepper Flakes and cook until fragrant and paste is rust-like in color.
  • 3
    1 cup Milk
    1/2 cup Heavy Cream
    Salt
    Pepper
    Reduce heat to low and whisk in Milk and Cream. Season with Salt and Pepper and bring to a boil.
  • 4
    6 Eggs
    Remove from heat and ladle a small amount of the warm sauce into a bowl with the Eggs and whisk to temper. Pour in the remaining sauce form the pan and whisk to combine.
  • 5
    1/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese (grated)
    1/4 cup Aged Cheddar Cheese (grated)
    Shingle the sandwiches into the prepared baking dish and pour the Egg mixture over. Sprinkle on the grated Cheeses and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • 6
    Serve warm with a  garnish of sliced basil.
 
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