I wouldn’t say I am a big grilled cheese person, but man oh man is this sandwich incredible. So incredible that I ate half of it before realizing I should take a photo!
The beauty of this grilled cheese is the balance of flavors: sharp, melted cheddar cheese, crisp sweet apple slices, smoked turkey, and peppery arugula all balanced perfectly between two slices of crispy buttery, multigrain bread. If you’re not drooling upon reading this, I am not sure you are human (okay that was harsh–but seriously, who says no to a melty cheesy sandwich?).
The Ultimate Arugula Grilled Cheese Sandwich (makes 1 sandwich)
- 2 slices multigrain bread
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4-1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese (in my mind, the cheesier the better)
- Thinly sliced apple
- Sliced turkey
- 1/4 Cup arugula
The secret to a good grilled cheese sandwich is low and slow. Warm a skillet on medium-low heat. Butter the two slices of toast on the sides that will be touching the skillet. On the skillet, stack your sandwich as follows: bread slice, cheese, turkey, arugula, apples, more cheese, and then bread. Heat the sandwich on one side for about 3 minutes, until the cheese on that sides starts to do that delicious, melty business we all love. Flip and toast the sandwich on the other side for about another 3 minutes. Take the sandwich off the skillet and chow down!