Manchego Grilled Cheese

Every single layer of this grown up grilled cheese makes it one fabulous sandwich. Manchego Grilled Cheese will soon be your favorite grilled cheese
Course Main, Sandwich
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter divided

  • 1 large onion sliced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme

  • 8 oz shitake mushrooms sliced

  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms sliced

  • 2 tablespoons sherry or white wine

  • 3 ounces Manchego cheese shaved

  • Fresh baby spinach lightly chopped

  • Salt and Pepper
8 slices of good bread
Fig jam or chutney


  • In a heavy skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add sliced onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium low heat until browned and caramelized. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan as you used for the onions, add the mushrooms.  Stir continuously and when they begin to soften, add sherry and thyme.  Continue cooking until sherry has evaporated and mushrooms are soft. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.  On the non-buttered side, spread a thin layer of fig jam or chutney.  Layer 1/4 each of the mushrooms, fresh spinach, Manchego cheese, and caramelized onion. Top with the second piece of bread, buttered side out.
  • Place the sandwich butter side down in the heated skillet and top with another heavy skillet, pressing gently to flatten.  Cook sandwich 2 minutes on each side or until the bread is browned and the cheese is melted.
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