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Hearty Grilled Cheese

 Hearty Grilled Cheese
I enjoy watching gourmet cooking shows on television. As a mother of five, I find those time-consuming dishes don't fit my busy schedule. After seeing a chef create a sandwich and cheese sauce on one program, I came up with this quick version. It's been a hit in my house ever since.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 12 slices dark rye bread
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices fully cooked ham
  • 6 slices fully cooked turkey
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • CHEESE SAUCE:
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

Directions

  • On six slices of bread, layer one slice of American cheese, Swiss
  • cheese, ham and turkey. Top with remaining bread; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Cook over medium
  • heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. meanwhile, toast
  • sandwiches on a hot griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side or until
  • lightly browned. Serve with cheese sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 549 calories, 31 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 2,276 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 31 g protein.