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Graduated Grilled Cheese

Lodge Cast Iron | April 19, 2019

Any day is a good day for grilled cheese, especially when there are sautéed onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms tucked in between the slices of melty cheese.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Grilled cheese and veggie chips on a plate


  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • ½ cup button mushroom, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened


  1. Preheat a University of Tennessee Skillet over medium heat, 4-5 minutes. Add sliced onion, mushrooms, 1 tablespoon butter, and seasonings. Sauté until vegetables are tender, 5-7 minutes.
  2. While onions and mushrooms are sautéing, butter one side of each piece of bread. Remove sautéed onion and mushrooms from the skillet. 
  3. Assemble the grilled cheese. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, on the skillet. Place one piece of Swiss cheese and half of the sauté mixture on the bread. Add two slices of tomato, one slice of cheddar cheese, and another slice of bread, butter side up. Press sandwich with spatula. Cook until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. Repeat with remaining grilled cheese ingredients. Slice diagonally and serve immediately.
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