This easy Brie grilled cheese sandwich is filled with sliced Brie and sweet jam, and makes a perfect companion for a bowl of tomato soup.
"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
Nice idea, Ben Franklin, but I've got solid proof that you're wrong. What evidence, you ask?
Forgetting to plan out dinner was the miraculous little secret to this extra gooey and delicious Brie grilled cheese sandwich.
You see, I've been on a major tomato soup kick. And since I almost always have canned tomatoes on hand, I don't have to plan out tomato soup.
It just happens.
What I do not always have on hand, however-- is cheese. If that shocks you, I apologize.
And as everyone knows, when you eat tomato soup, you need a grilled cheese sandwich.
So, as a sometimes happy, sometimes sad consequence-- my grilled cheese sandwiches tend to be filled with whatever odds and ends are in the cheese drawer.
One happy day that cheese was Brie. And I fell in love.
Want even more cheese in your life? Try this Brie en croûte, cranberry tart (with Brie), apple puff pastry tartlets (with Brie), goat cheese stuffed mushrooms, blue cheese stuffed mushrooms and marinated feta.
Why Choose a Brie Grilled Cheese?
There are a few things that make Brie an ideal choice for a grilled cheese sandwich.
First, it's CREAMY.
Regular Brie will work just fine for a Brie grilled cheese, and will be all kinds of creamy and smooth when you melt it. BUT-- if you can find double cream Brie-- grab it! It's like regular Brie times a thousand.
Second, Brie poofs up when cooked. That means that it will seem like you're eating even more cheese than you really are.
Finally, Brie has a mild, buttery flavor that pairs exceptionally well with the acidic tomato soup.
Can I Skip the Jam?
Of course you can skip it-- if you want to. But it adds another flavor element that's really delicious here.
I recommend adding the jam.
What Kind of Bread Should I Use?
I do not like to go to the grocery store specifically for my grilled cheese sandwiches, so I typically just use whatever bread I have on hand-- which tends to be a white Italian loaf or potato bread.
Any mild bread should work for this Brie grilled cheese. It would probably also be delicious on a croissant!
Brie Grilled Cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter, divided
- 2 ounces Brie, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon jam or orange marmalade
- 2 slices white or potato bread
- Pre-heat a small pan over medium heat. Melt half the butter in the pan.
- While the pan heats up, add the Brie and jam to a slice of bread, and top with the remaining slice.
- Set sandwich in the hot pan, and cook about 2 minutes. Flip, add the remaining butter, and cook until golden.
- Cut in half and serve immediately.