An old favorite gets a Southwest twist in these savory sandwiches suggested by Emily Hockett (above with husband Van) of Federal Way, Washington. "I make grilled cheese often in summer when it's too hot to use the oven," she relates. "It is a nice light lunch or dinner."
These gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, subtly seasoned with garlic, taste great for lunch with sliced apples. And they're really fast to whip up, too. To save seconds, I soften the cream cheese in the microwave, then blend it with the rest of the ingredients in the same bowl. That makes cleanup a breeze.
-Kathy Norris, Streator, Illinois
These sandwiches are a delicious, dressed-up version of the traditional favorite. The pocket of melted mozzarella or provolone cheese and a crisp crumb coating give these hot sandwiches a tasty twist.—Vera Ambroselli, Lehigh Acres, Florida