Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich

Have you ever read about some kind of food and immediately pictured yourself savoring every last bite of it? This happens to me from time to time. This sandwich is a perfect example. I’m currently reading a book where the main character is constantly eating a sandwich with ooey-gooey melted colby and cheddar cheese with sweet tomatoes sandwiched in between. After the 4th mention of it in the book, I had no choice but to make it on my own. Can you blame me?

In the book, the grilled cheese sandwich acts as a form of comfort for the main character. This is something that I can totally relate to. Even though it is often viewed as a kid food, I have always found a perfectly grilled grilled cheese sandwich one of those meals that always satisfies. I’m not sure if its the buttery bread or the melted cheese, but whatever it is after I’ve finished it I’ve always got a smile on my face.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich Recipe

Serves 2 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 4 slices sour dough bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato sliced into 4 slices
  • 4 slices colby cheese



Use 1 tablespoon of butter to butter each slice of bread.


Layer 2 slices of cheddar cheese, 2 tomato slices and two slices of colby cheese between 2 slices of sour dough bread.


Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place sandwich in pan and cook 3 - 4 minutes per side or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.




And of course no grilled cheese sandwich would be complete without tomato soup so why not try serving it with this Fire Roasted Tomato Soup? Enjoy!

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    August 3, 2010 at 6:16 am

    It has to be Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. How funny. I just read that book a few months ago. This is true and simple comfort food. Yum!

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    April 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Yum! Have you submitted this to the Grilled Cheese Academy yet?

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    April 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    The book wouldn’t happen to be the Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen, would it? If so I completely know what you’re talking about!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    March 29, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Nice grilled cheese sandwich!

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    March 24, 2010 at 6:52 am

    This is one of my favorite sandwiches. I like to add sauteed onions too, just to spice things up a bit. :)

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    March 24, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I love grilled cheese! This recipe looks delish – but I’m going to have to choose another bread other than sour dough. I hope it won’t hinder the awesomeness. :P

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    March 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Love grilled cheese and tomato. Add crispy bacon and it’s even better!

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    March 23, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    That picture is…speechless
    Colby cheese is my favorite in grilled cheese.

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    March 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    This grilled cheese is so simple yet looks so fantastic! I’m craving one now!

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    Pille @ Nami-Nami
    March 23, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Grilled cheese sandwich is an excellent comfort food!!! Lovely photo!

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    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    March 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I haven’t made grilled cheese with sour dough bread before. Sounds fantastic!

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    March 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    There really isn’t a better sandwich out there…I LOVE grilled cheese! This looks so delicious!

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    March 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Now you are talking. This is right up my alley! And it looks perfect.

    P.S. Cheddar is an amazing cheese.

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    ali @ gimme some oven
    March 22, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Can’t beat grilled cheese!! :)

    I especially love making mine with smoked gouda – YUM!

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    Paul in Rockland
    March 22, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Des, it’s no wonder I really like and enjoy your postings! You understand!