2portobello mushroomsOR a few brown button mushrooms
salt & black pepperto taste
2slicesthick crusty breadsourdough is perfect
2teaspoonssoftened butterOR mayo
2heaping tablespoonsshredded cheddar cheese
1teaspoonoregano leavescan also use a sprinkling of Italian seasoning; or other fresh herbs
1large roasted red pepper(from a jar) halved and patted dry
2heaping teaspoonscreamy goat cheeseor use a cream cheese spread
Grill mushrooms until softened and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
While mushrooms are cooking, spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Buttered side facing down, top one slice of bread with one slice mozzarella, all of the cheddar, half the herbs and the red pepper.
Once they are ready, add the mushrooms on top and distribute the goat cheese over them. Top with the remaining slice of mozzarella; then sandwich with the second slice of bread, buttered side facing up.
Grill over medium to medium-high heat for about 3-5 minutes per side or until the bread is golden brown and cheeses have melted. For best results, press sandwich in pan with something heavy (like a cast iron lid) or press down with a panini press.
Please note: This makes a quite large sandwich. If you want to make this for a child, I suggest cutting the amounts in half.
butter: if you're using a very soft bread, or if you don't have any butter - just use mayo instead! It really works quite well for a grilled cheese.
mushrooms: either use one or two large portobello mushrooms, or a few brown button ones.
bread: I prefer a white, crusty sourdough here - but go with your favorite bread for grilled cheese, if you like.
goat cheese: not a fan? Just use a cream cheese spread instead.
Tips & tricks
Don't skimp on the butter, if you do your bread could stick to the pan and ruin your sandwich.
Make sure to pat the red pepper really dry with paper towels, otherwise the sandwich could come out soggy.
I use pre-sliced mozzarella and grated cheddar cheese when I make this, because I find they melt the best in a grilled cheese.