- 1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch half-moons
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds removed and sliced into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 large carrot (or 2 small), peeled and sliced on the bias into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 large parsnip (or 2 small), peeled and sliced on the bias into 1/2-inch slices
- olive oil
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, freshly grated on the large side of a box grater
- 4 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated on the small side of a box grater
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more as needed, softened
- 8 slices sourdough bread
- 1 large garlic clove, peeled
- kosher salt
Roasted fall vegetables add sweet heartiness to this satisfying grilled cheese sandwich. Using a mix of hard and soft cheeses means you get both tons of flavor and maximum grilled cheese gooeyness — the best of both worlds! Feel free to swap in your favorite leftover roasted vegetables to save even more time! And don’t skip my clever garlic tip — it’s going to be your new favorite kitchen secret.
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Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Make the roasted fall vegetables:1.
Spread the onion, squash, carrot and parsnip on a baking sheet.2.
Drizzle generously with olive oil and toss to coat.3.
Season with kosher salt and black pepper.4.
Roast, tossing once half-way, until vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized around the edges, for 20 to 25 minutes.
Build the sandwiches:1.
In a bowl, toss the grated cheeses and toss to evenly distribute.2.
On a work surface, lay the sliced bread and lightly spread some butter onto one side.3.
Top four of the slices with a handful of the cheese mixture, using half.4.
Layer in the roasted vegetables.5.
Top with the remaining cheese mixture.6.
Place the remaining slices of bread, butter-side down, to create a sandwich.7.
In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat.8.
Place two sandwiches into the griddle, using a smaller skillet or sandwich press to weigh down the sandwich, and cook until the bottom of the bread is fully toasted, 3 to 5 minutes.9.
Flip the sandwiches, adding more butter, as needed, and cook until the bottom slice of bread is fully toasted and the cheese is melted throughout, 3 to 5 minutes more.10.
Rub the top of each sandwich with the garlic clove, sprinkle with salt, halve and serve immediately; repeat with the remaining two sandwiches.