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two halves of garlic bread grilled cheese on top of each other in a hand

Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese with Heirloom Tomato

The ultimate comfort food sandwich, made with crunchy bread cooked in garlic butter, cheddar and havarti cheese, and fresh tomato.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 789kcal


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 slices sourdough bread or other bread of choice
  • 2 slices sharp cheddar cheese more to taste
  • 2 slices havarti cheese more to taste
  • 4 slices fresh heirloom tomato more to taste


  • Heat a skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Use a fork to mash together the garlic and butter in a small bowl. Add salt to taste. Spread some butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place one slice of bread, butter side down, in the skillet. Add a slice of cheddar cheese on top, followed by two tomato slices and a slice of havarti cheese. Top the sandwich with another slice of bread, butter side up. Cover the skillet, lower the heat to medium, and cook for a few minutes (3-5) on each side until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the sandwich from the skillet and repeat step 2 with the rest of the ingredients. Keep the sandwiches warm on a plate covered with foil or a skillet lid if needed. Cut the sandwiches in half before eating, and enjoy.


  • You can make the garlic butter up to a few days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to make the sandwiches.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 789kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1212IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 443mg | Iron: 5mg