I have been on a grilled cheese sandwich kick lately. And today’s sandwich creation is a new fave: Gouda Marmalade Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Get the recipe and start your own vegan grilled cheese obsession..
Simple ingredients. Bold flavors.
Grilled Cheese. Today’s recipe is a winter season dream. Toasty, buttery, sourdough bread cradles melty Gouda cheese, chopped walnuts, a hint of greens and black pepper and an accent of sticky-sweet marmalade jam. Super simple ingredients with flavors that really pop.
Vegan Grilled Cheese of the Month. This is December’s creation. I can’t wait to see what I dream up for you next month and beyond. #VGCOTM
– Swap out the marmelade for any jam you’d like. You could even do maple syrup.
– Swap Gouda for another flavor – I like any vegan white cheese – provolone, mozzarella, Parm – even DIY cashew…
– Swap out the walnuts for any chopped nut or seed. Spicy pumpkin seeds would be nice. Or chopped pecans.
– Add garlic! Add minced garlic to your sandwich, or slather on some soft roasted garlic.
– Sage. Toasted sage leaves could also be a nice accent.
– Black olives. Olives would add another punch of saltiness.
– Kale. Wilted chopped kale would be really yummy in this sandwich. Spinach or chard could work too. Any wintery greens to add more flavor, fiber and nutrients.
– Hot Sauce. A splash of your fave hot sauce will add a spicy kick! A pinch of cayenne could also work.
– Add tempeh bacon or garlic hummus for a boost of legumes.
– Avocado. Avocado is always a good idea…
What Vegan Cheese Melt Well? Honestly, there are SO MANY these days that I barely need to answer that question. I used Follow Your Heart for this sandwich, but other faves include: Daiya, Chao, Parmela and So Delicious. Browse my Vegan Cheese Guide for more ideas.
Other fave grilled cheese sandwiches? Here are a few..
– I love my spinach-stuffed grilled cheese.
– Classic melty grilled cheese, inspired by the movie Chef.
– Tomato-basil grilled cheese.
– Apple-stuffed Grilled Cheese on Cinnamon-Raisin Bread.
– Also my grilled cheese sandwich bites as tomato soup toppers…!
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…aaaaaaand now I have Lady Marmalade stuck in my head. The Xtina + P!ink version. Sing + grill some cheese!..
Gouda Marmalade Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Gouda Marmalade Grilled Cheese
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 2-4 slices vegan Gouda cheese
- 1 tbsp orange marmalade jam
- 2 tbsp raw walnuts, chopped
- small handful mixed greens
- pinch fresh black pepper
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
- splash of extra virgin olive oil for the pan
- Warm a skillet over high heat. Add a splash of olive oil – coating the pan well.
- Spread the vegan butter on both sides of the bread. You can use a bit more for a truly buttery-crusted sandwich.
- Place one slice of the bread in the warm pan, rub it into the hot oil a bit and flip it. Then pile the cheese slices on one side.
- On the other slice of bread, spread the marmalade.
- Sprinkle the walnuts over top the cheese slices – in the pan – and then add the greens and black pepper over top. Then top that with the marmalade-slathered slice.
- Using a spatula or heavy pot top, press down on the sandwich. Turn the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid – or the heavy pot lid. Allow to toast and warm for 2-3 minutes.
- Flip the sandwich and repeat with pressing down the bread or covering the pan with a lid. The flipped bread side should be lightly browned by now with darker, toasty edges. Give the sandwich another 2-3 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
- When the cheese looks melted and both side toasty, remove from the skillet. Slice and serve.