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Asiago Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 slices of bread
- 4 oz. Asiago cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tbsp. butter, softened

Special equipment needed:
- Griddle or frying pan
- Spatula

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
2. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
3. On the non-buttered side of two slices of bread, evenly distribute the grated Asiago cheese and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
4. Top each slice of bread with the remaining slices of bread, buttered side facing up.
5. Place the sandwiches on the griddle or frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
6. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute or two.
7. Cut each sandwich in half and serve.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Medium heat
Serving size:
2 sandwiches

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 540
Fat: 34g
Carbohydrates: 36g
Protein: 23g
Sodium: 980mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Asiago cheese can be substituted with any other type of cheese, such as cheddar or Swiss.
- Sun-dried tomatoes can be substituted with roasted red peppers or sliced black olives.

- Add sliced turkey or ham for a heartier sandwich.
- Use sourdough bread instead of regular bread for added flavor.
- Add a sprinkle of Italian seasoning for extra flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the cheese is evenly distributed on the bread to ensure even melting.
- Use a spatula to press down on the sandwich while cooking to ensure the cheese melts evenly.
- Let the sandwich cool for a minute or two before cutting to prevent the cheese from oozing out.

Storage instructions:
The sandwiches can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat, place the sandwich in a toaster oven or oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the sandwiches on a plate with a side of chips or a small salad.

Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped fresh basil or parsley.

Pair with a glass of red wine or a cold beer.

Suggested side dishes:
Chips, fries, or a small salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the cheese is not melting evenly, try cooking the sandwich on a lower heat for a longer period of time.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to store the sandwiches in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prevent bacteria growth.

Food history:
Grilled cheese sandwiches have been a popular comfort food in the United States since the 1920s.

Flavor profiles:
This sandwich has a rich and savory flavor from the Asiago cheese and a tangy sweetness from the sun-dried tomatoes.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the sandwiches as a quick and easy lunch or dinner option.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Cheesy, Herby, Rich