Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I just figured out your new favorite lunch of all time.


It involves sun-dried tomatoes (yes, again). And mascarpone cheese. And the grainiest, sproutiest bread you can find. A kiss and half of butter. Your giddy pants.

Like always, I buy a tub of the mascarpone cheese with a fat stash of plans to make tiramisu. And like always, I get nervous and lazy and intimidated and hungry and start spooning it into my orifice like a complete psychopath.

Which I’m okay with! It’s who I am.

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But then I thought, “Don’t be nervous. Just get in there and tweeze it out!”

Oh wait. That’s . . . for  . . . not you.

“Why not combine the mascarpone cheese with these sun-drieds I have and make myself a dang grilled cheese sandwich!”


I loved this sandwich so much I’m going to show you four more photos of it. Can yew dig?


It’s like the royal version of a pimento cheese sandwich. The Rolls Royce! Laced with specks of gold and sliced angel wings. Engraved with the signatures of kings past. Blessed by the Fairy Godmother and exalted by the Countess of Jubilee.

And that’s just the bread!



But it’s sogoooooood! That creamy sweet mascarpone blended with the tart sun-dried tomatoes aaaaaare you kidding.

Even if you don’t have time to shove this mixture into a sandwich, spread it on some crackers! For the love of the baby ponies, spread it on the crackers.


Happy lunches forever.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

What it took for ONE. That’s right. One:

* 6 or 7 jarred sun-dried tomatoes, plus a Tbs. of its oil
* 2 Tbs. mascarpone cheese
* 1 Tbs. butter
* 2 slices favorite grainy bread

In a food processor, pulse the tomatoes with the mascarpone cheese until smooth. Spread the mix on one slice of the bread.

Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet (or any skillet you love) Place the bread in the skill – you know what. You know how to do this.

But please, do this.


And if you need to just stick your whole upper torso in the bowl, that works.

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26 Responses to Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) April 29, 2014 at 6:38 am #
    This. Is one serious grilled cheese. I'm drooling just thinking about it!
  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 29, 2014 at 6:49 am #
    I love mascarpone in a grilled cheese. Love this recipeeeee!
  3. Brian @ A Thought For Food April 29, 2014 at 7:09 am #
    I so rarely use sun-dried tomatoes. This has to change. Now.
  4. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) April 29, 2014 at 7:16 am #
    Oh yes. I could use one of these in my life right now. For breakfast, preferably.
  5. kelly @ livelovepasta April 29, 2014 at 8:26 am #
  6. Trisha (Stew or a Story) April 29, 2014 at 8:47 am #
    Is there any food better than grilled cheese? I think not!
  7. Annie @Maebells April 29, 2014 at 10:12 am #
    Oh I love it! What a great flavor combo!
  8. Allie April 29, 2014 at 11:54 am #
    Oh man does this look delicious. Holy moly! Going on my must-try list :)
  9. DessertForTwo April 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm #
    I think I just might! I eat mascarpone on a spoon, too. It's bad. We're essentially shoveling cream into our faces, ya know that? But when you puree it with sundried tomatoes, it's way healthy. Antioxidants!!
  10. maria tadic April 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm #
    Mmmmm this looks so good! I love marscapone cheese - so creamy dreamy! And adding in the sundried tomatoes is a genius idea! I'll be putting this spread on everything!
  11. Amanda April 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm #
    This is an amazing grilled cheese! Perfect combo!
  12. Carol at Wild Goose Tea April 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm #
    I am glad you were lazy. There are lots and lots of tiramisu recipes, but this one is an Original!!!!! In fact it's inspired. There is no doubt this is a most delicious sandwich.
  13. allie@sweetpotatobites April 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm #
    I love this! Cheese and tomato go hand in hand like PB&J. Delicious.
  14. Jessica @ stuck on sweet April 29, 2014 at 3:49 pm #
    I am so into this grilled cheese Bev. I want!
  15. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps April 29, 2014 at 4:21 pm #
    I can only imagine how creamy and delicious this is!
  16. Robin April 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm #
    Your writing makes me laugh. Oh, and the sandwich looks divine. Can't wait to try it!
  17. Meredith April 29, 2014 at 7:26 pm #
    Totally irresistible!
  18. Tieghan April 29, 2014 at 10:53 pm #
    I would devour this! Sun-dried tomatoes are addicting to me!
  19. Jenny Flake April 30, 2014 at 8:06 am #
    Ok, I have to make this like TODAY! Fabulous girl! xoxo
  20. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 30, 2014 at 8:43 am #
    I LOVE that you not only are rocking my sun-dried tomato obsesh, but I thought I was the only freak who ate mascarpone by the spoonful/occasional finger - yay for internet friends
  21. Kari May 1, 2014 at 10:52 am #
    I love this plate and this sandwich!!! Where is that plate from??? Thanks! love you and your ADORABLE babies :)
  22. Amy @Very Culinary May 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm #
  23. Paula - bell'alimento May 5, 2014 at 11:05 am #
    Mascarpone makes me weak in the knees!
  24. Megan {Country Cleaver} May 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm #
    I'm practicing my royal sandwich curtesy. *falls over* Bring it down to my level. I think I broke something on the way down.
  25. cara May 13, 2014 at 9:42 am #
    best sandwich i've ever laid eyes on!

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