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Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

John Cattuci’s will inspire you to make your own classic grilled cheese or try one of these six unique options.

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How can something so simple taste so good? On this episode of “You’ve Gotta Eat Here,” John Cattuci is in the kitchen watching a grilled cheese sandwich get made. 

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You can easily replicate this simple recipe at home. Spread one side of two slices of bread with butter, top one piece of bread with a slice (or two or three) of cheddar cheese, and then place the other piece of bread on top to form the sandwich. In this kitchen they use a sandwich press to melt the cheese.

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If not, have no fear. You can place the sandwich in a skillet over medium heat, and then grill it using a spatula, until it’s lightly browned, and flip. Do the same on the other side.

Once the sandwich is grilled, John learns a cool technique: lightly squish the sandwich down, with your fingers, to make sure the cheese bonds. Yum! 

Can you guess what it’s paired with? The classic partner to grilled cheese: tomato soup! This combo hits the spot every time. 

If you want to jazz up a classic, here are five more unique grilled cheese sandwiches:

- Sub cheddar cheese for brie. Add sliced pears.
- Add tuna to create a tuna melt. 
- Spread sundried tomatoes and olive tapenade on the top of the bread and use mozzarella cheese.
- Add pulled pork for a BBQ twist!
- Top your grilled cheese sandwich with a fried egg.

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