Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese

This Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese takes your grilled cheese game to a new level, with fresh berries, goat cheese, prosciutto, and arugula!

Blueberry Week: Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese

What’s the difference between a grilled cheese and a panini? The first time I went to Italy I ordered a panini, beyond excited to try my first authentic Italian grilled sandwich. And what did I get? A regular ole cold sandwich. Because apparently “panini” simply means “sandwich” in Italian. So when did the American “panini” transform into a strictly grilled WITH GRILL LINES sandwich? And is that the only stipulation for meeting the qualifications for a “panini”?

In an effort to remain politically correct (and because I do not own a “panini maker”) , we’re going to call this delicious melted goodness a grilled cheese…a fresh blueberry + balsamic mayo + goat cheese + more cheese + arugula + prosciutto grilled cheese sandwich.

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Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese

This Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese takes your grilled cheese game to a new level, with fresh berries, goat cheese, prosciutto, and arugula!

Course Main Dish, Sandwiches and Wraps
Time Less than 15 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 510 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread a good thick kind
  • 1 to 2 tsp olive oil

Fillings

  • 1 Tbsp goat cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh arugula
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 slices prosciutto
  • 1 slice mellow white cheese like havarti or mozzarella

Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp light mayo
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Mix together all sauce ingredients.
  2. Lightly spread olive oil onto outward facing side of each piece of bread.
  3. Layer on the filling ingredients in this order (to keep it all from falling out): ½ balsamic mayo mix, spread on goat cheese, arugula, prosciutto, blueberries, white cheese, ½ balsamic mayo mix.
  4. Grill on medium heat for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until everything is melted and hot.
  5. Turn up the heat to medium/high and cook about 30 seconds on both sides, or until light brown and crisp.
  6. Eat immediately after cooking to avoid the bread becoming soggy!

Notes

This isn’t exactly low fat or low sodium. Lighten it up and add some nutrition by nixing the olive oil and spraying the pan with a cooking spray, reducing cheese by half, or by opting for a whole wheat bread with more fiber. If you’re looking to cut back on sodium, sub the prosciutto for a low-sodium variety of sliced roasted turkey.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Sodium 1048mg 44%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Protein 22g 44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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