It's not the healthiest sandwich. However, for something special - especially for those who like grilled cheese sandwiches - this recipe is a good one and one that we will keep.
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
10 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick - our bread wasn't that thick)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the cheeses, garlic powder and seasoned salt. Spread five slices of bread with the cheese mixture, about 1/3 cup on each. Top with remaining bread.
Butter the outsides of sandwiches. In a skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 4-5 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 5 servings.
1 sandwich: 646 calories, 50g fat (18g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.
Note: I was able to get six servings from this recipe. With less filling in each sandwich the number of servings could be increased and the nutritional values lowered.