Saturday, September 12, 2009

Grilled Cheese Casserole

I think casseroles are one of the most economic and easy dishes you could serve to your family. Most of the time, you can assemble everything in the casserole dish. Mix, bake and serve in one dish; very little clean-up, now that's my kind of meal. Today's recipe is for Grilled Cheese Casserole. It calls for four different kinds of cheeses, but don't worry if you don't like the cheeses listed, or don't have them on hand, you can easily substitute other cheeses in their place. I don't have a photo of this particular casserole and I couldn't find one anywhere on-line.

Carol

Grilled Cheese Casserole

1 tube of crescent rolls
1 C. each of shredded Muenster, Monterey Jack, Swiss, and Cheddar cheeses
1- 8 oz. package Cream Cheese, sliced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 T. butter or margarine, melted
1 T. sesame seeds, optional

Unroll crescent roll dough, divide in half and line an ungreased 8 x 8 inch baking pan with half of the dough Make sure and seal the seams. Layer with all the cheeses and then pour the egg over all of it.

Place the remaining crescent roll dough (seams sealed) on top. Brush with butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake uncovered at 350° for 30-35 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.




5 comments:

Molly Daniels said...

Hmmmm...I'll have to remember this...

Gloria said...

Do you think I could use pepperidge farm pastry sheets for this instead of crescent rolls? Crescent rolls have yellow and red dye and we have allergies...

Carol said...

I wouldn't know why pastry sheets wouldn't work. I've never tried that, but it sounds like it would be okay. If you try it, let us know how it comes out. Thanks for reading.

Carol

Gloria said...

Here is my report: First, I used only one sheet of two provided in a pack of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. I cut the one sheet in half and rolled each 1/2 out to be a square. I mixed the shredded cheeses with one package of cooked, chopped bacon and about 2 cups finely chopped broccoli. I placed one 1/2 sheet of the pastry on the glass pan bottom, buttered it, added the cheese bacon broccoli mix, took 8 very thin tomato slices and placed them on top and 2 whole, sliced avocados on top, and then put the top crust on. Buttered it and added the sesame seeds. Baked 35 to 40 min at 350. As soon as it went in the oven I realized I **forgot** the cream cheese AND the egg. I cried for a few minutes. My husband tried to reassure me it would be ok. I didn't think it would, but it came out EXCELLENT and our guests wanted 2nds!!! The Puff pastry sheets were excellent in this. Thanks for the base recipe!!!!

Carol said...

At least your "disaster" turned out to be okay and you have developed a new recipe. Congrats. I'm glad your casserole turned out great. I'll have to give your version a try next time I fix it.