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Cooking up the Magic at Home: Deceptively Simple Disney Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Disney knows we miss them. And to help soothe the pain while we’re kept apart, they’ve opened up their theme parks recipe books to give us some of their best comfort food.

If you want to eat like you’re back at Toy Story Land, strap on an apron and make this recently released Woody's Lunchbox Grilled Cheese Sandwich.





Besides the thrills, sights, and everyday magic of The Happiest Place on Earth, one thing you might really be missing from Disney is the food. Elaborate meals, original drinks, and snacks aplenty can be a highlight of any Disney trip, and if you’re pining for your favorite recipes at this very moment, you’re probably not alone. Now you can travel back to Disney World's Toy Story Land with their signature grilled cheese sandwich at home, even if it's just for a few mouthwatering moments.




If you've been battling the quarantine-blues by endlessly frequenting your kitchen and stress-cooking everything in sight, Disney has a ooey gooey cheesy treat for you. While you might not be able to visit Disney World or Disneyland anytime soon due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can still bring the magically delicious flavors of Disney right to your kitchen. Disney released it's three-cheese grilled cheese recipe so that you can make it right at home. Close your eyes... it's like you're at a Disney Park!















The recipe calls for so many wonderful rich dairy products to deliver all of your comfort food needs, cream cheese, heavy cream, cheddar cheese for the cream cheese spread, provolone cheese slices and even more cheddar cheese slices to layer nice and thick on some artisan bread. The garlic spread also requires mayonnaise, so make sure you have that on hand. When you're ready to assemble the whole thing, brush the outsides of the bread with that garlic spread and grill away.





If you don't have every single ingredient this recipe calls for, no worries, that's the beauty of a grilled cheese. You can always swap and trade different ingredients with ones you have in your fridge and odds are your sandwich will still end up tasting scrumptious.



Ingredients:


Cream Cheese Spread:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese

  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese

  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream

  • 1/4 tsp. coarse salt


Garlic Spread

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 11/2 tsp. minced garlic

  • 1/2 tsp. coarse salt


Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich

  • 8 slices California White Bread

  • 8 slices cheddar cheese

  • 8 slices provolone



Instructions:


For Cream Cheese Spread:


Combine cream cheese, cheddar, heavy cream, and salt in food blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside.


For Garlic Spread:

Combine mayonnaise, garlic, and salt in small bowl and stir until blended. Set aside.


For Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich:

  1. Lay out artisan bread slices on parchment paper or large cutting board.

  2. Place 2 slices of cheddar each on 4 of the bread slices. Place 2 slices of provolone each on remaining bread slices.

  3. Equally spoon cream cheese spread on slices with provolone. Gently smooth cream cheese spread over each slice.

  4. Press cheddar side and provolone side together.

  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, until hot.

  6. Brush both sides of the sandwiches with garlic spread.

  7. Grill sandwiches for 2 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.


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