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Provolone and Leek Greens on Country Sourdough

Sautéed leek tops do double-duty in these sandwiches, giving them a sweet, oniony flavor and a tender crunch.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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3 Tbs. melted butter, trans fat–free margarine, or olive oil, divided
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2 cups thinly sliced leek tops (green parts only)
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8 slices country sourdough bread
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6 oz. grated Provolone cheese
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2 roasted red bell peppers, halved, optional

Instructions: 

1. Heat 1 tsp. melted butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks, and season with salt, if desired. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 7 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Set aside.

2. Brush 4 slices bread with half of remaining melted butter, and set butter side down on baking sheet. Divide Provolone among bread slices, and layer each with one-quarter of leek mixture and 1 red bell pepper half (if using). Cover with remaining bread slices. Brush sandwich tops with remaining melted butter.

3. Heat large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Cook sandwiches in skillet 4 minutes, or until browned and crisp. Flip, and cook 3 minutes more,
or until second side is browned.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
520
Protein: 
22 g
Total Fat: 
21 g
Saturated Fat: 
13 g
Carbohydrates: 
56 g
Cholesterol: 
57 mg
Sodium: 
845 mg
Fiber: 
3 g
Sugar: 
4 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

One of the best "grown up" grilled cheese sandwiches we've had. Made it 3 times since it was published. Sourdough makes the sandwich.