Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
Take a whipped feta dip and combine it with blistered cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, mozzarella, and crusty white bread and you get the best grilled cheese ever!
For the Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 heaping cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- a small handful of basil and other fresh herbs Don't skip the fresh basil! Use at least 2 tbsp. or 1 tsp dried.
For the Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese
- 1 cup feta cheese* crumbled, room temperature
- ¼ cup cream cheese* room temperature
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 slices thick, crusty white bread
- ½ cup mozzarella shredded
- 4 tbsp butter**
For the Whipped Feta
Add room temperature crumbled feta and cream cheese to your food processor, or a large mixing bowl. Slowly pour in one tablespoon of olive oil while you pulse the food processor or use your mixer. The cheeses will blend and create a whipped, creamy mixture. Remember: your cheeses must be room temperature or they won't blend.
Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese
Melt four tablespoons of butter in the microwave. Spread or brush the melted butter on one side of each slide of bread. Spread the whipped feta** on the other halves, then top with shredded mozzarella and blistered tomatoes. Top with the other bread slices, buttered side out. Heat a sauce pan on medium heat. Once hot, place the buttered sides of the bread down. Cover, and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until your bread is golden brown. Carefully flip the sandwiches and cook on the other side until golden brown. Serve HOT! Don't forget the napkins–it can get messy!
* The feta cheese and cream cheese must be room temperature before you create your whipped feta or they won't blend together well.
** You probably won't use all of the whipped feta or the butter! I just made sure to include enough that someone using really big slices of bread will have enough. Just spread on a good amount and use as much as you'd like. Any extra whipped feta can be used as dip for chips or veggies.