Grilled Balsamic Portobello & Provolone Cheese Sandwiches

by lisa on February 22, 2011 · 25 comments

This sandwich was the bomb! The other day I bought some Portobello mushrooms and thought what a perfect match they would be for some sliced provolone cheese I had in the fridge. I sauteed them in a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil. They were ready to be paired in a sandwich. I promise you this. If you try this grilled cheese you will never go back to a plain grilled cheese sandwich again!

Grilled Balsamic Portobello and Provolone Cheese Sandwiches

2 to 3 large Portobello mushroom caps, cleaned and sliced
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
1 TBS olive oil
1 tsp garlic salt
8 slices sourdough white or wheat bread
8 slices Provolone cheese
softened butter

Place mushrooms in a medium size bowl. Pour vinegar and oil on them. Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat. In a pan on medium heat, cook mushrooms for about 7 minutes or until slightly wilted. Set aside. Put one slice of cheese on 4 of the slices of bread. Top with mushrooms, then another slice of cheese then remaining bread. Spread a little butter on each side of the sandwiches. Place sandwiches on a non stick grill or pan and cook on medium heat until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. Makes 4 sandwiches.

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ann February 22, 2011 at 11:35 pm

This looks like such a delicious sandwich. I love the flavors of Portobello and Provolone. Really good!


Lynne L February 22, 2011 at 11:43 pm

You've done it again Lisa. AWESOME!!!


Allie February 23, 2011 at 2:55 am

Mmmm! I love portobello mushrooms! I've never even had them on a grilled cheese, I can't believe it! Sounds so tasty though. I love how they are meaty and filling. Definitely going to try this out and I'm afraid I won't be looking back 🙂


Shelby February 23, 2011 at 5:42 am

Oh Lisa, this looks so yummy! I love that you sauteed the mushrooms in balsamic first. Yum yum!


Debbie February 23, 2011 at 7:45 am

Wow…that is one delicious looking sandwich!! So good!!!


Cajun Chef Ryan February 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

Now I want one of these, and it is still breakfast here!


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme February 23, 2011 at 9:45 am

Absolutely love this! I used to have lunch occsionally at a little bistro that had a grilled portobello sandwich in their menu. It was just delicious and I had almost forgotten about it until now. Thanks for bringing back that memory!


Kathie February 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

That looks GOOD!


Aggie February 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

oh my goodness! I love this!!


Katerina February 23, 2011 at 11:13 am

These melted cheese and mushrooms sandwiches look so mouthwatering I just want to go and make them right now!


Mary February 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Lisa, this sounds wonderful. No more plain cheese sandwiches here. I am definitely going to give this a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary


That Girl February 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm

We went out for burgers this weekend. i got mine with grilled mushrooms. Which is when I learned my husband does not like grilled mushrooms. Shame, because he's missing out.


The Food Hunter February 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

This sounds amazing and your photo is making me drool. Love the way the cheese is just melting down.


Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food February 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Brilliant, simple, with perfectly balanced ingredients and flavors. I truly adore this, Lisa, and can't wait to try it.


Bridgett February 24, 2011 at 1:54 am

You are speaking my language here, Lisa. Mushrooms, cheese… nothing better.


Leslie February 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

This might be the most amazing sandwich I have ever seen!!!


kat February 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Ok now I want that for lunch….not fair!


teresa February 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm

i just LOOOOOVE this sandwich, the mushrooms look so good.


Maria February 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Love this sammy!


miss February 24, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Superb sandwich!


Patsyk February 25, 2011 at 9:55 am

Can I come over and have lunch at your house? 😉 This is totally my kind of sandwich… going to have to add portobello mushrooms to my shopping list so I can cure the craving I now have!


Beth Jackson Klosterboer February 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I feel compelled to run to the grocery store and get the ingredients to make this tonight. Wow, it looks tasty!


Tomi August 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Just another tip..My father used potato bread..and omg.
It was more than words.


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