Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t uncommon in our household, not at all. They’re easy and good and that’s all you can ask for. But, sometimes I just gotta mix things up. Not crazy mix things up, but crazy good mix things up. The filling in these crab grilled cheese sandwiches is just like a good crab salad. It just needs a little ‘help’, and that comes in the form of melted oooey gooey Swiss cheese on crispy golden bread. A nice crunch then creamy salad and cheese. Perfect.

Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The crab salad inside these crab grilled cheese sandwiches is actually quite good and simple. It’d also be perfect inside appetizer sandwiches. Ya know, the fancy ones they serve at teas.

Also try my mushroom grilled cheese and my white pizza grilled cheese sandwiches.

Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The filling in these crab grilled cheese sandwiches is just like a good crab salad. It just needs a little ‘help’, and that comes in the form of melted oooey gooey Swiss cheese on crispy golden bread. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 456kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces lump crab meat picked over for shells
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise plus more, perhaps
  • 4 tablespoons green onions chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices bread I used 6 small slices of Vienna bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine the crab, mayonnaise, green onions, lemon zest and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat or turn a panini press on high.
  • Slather one side of each piece of bread with butter.
  • Lay two slices of bread-butter side down in the skillet or onto the panini press.
  • Add a slice of cheese to each, then divide the crab mixture between them.
  • Add remaining slice of cheese to each and top with other piece of bread, butter-side up.
  • Fry until golden brown on the bottom then flip and fry on the other side until done, or close your press and cook until nice and golden brown.
  • Remove from skillet or panini press and slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 446IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 406mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Anita and I really enjoyed the flavors of this super-simple chicken Cordon Bleu casserole. Tender chicken with a bit of ham, crunchy breadcrumb topping, and of course that wonderful Dijon mustard flavor in a creamy cheesy sauce. This is the perfect quick and easy meal for a cool late-winter evening.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

I prefer to butterfly chicken breasts in just about any recipe where I need them. They cook up more evenly, and a bit quicker. And I like the texture better. I like a big ole thick beef steak, but that’s about the only time I need my meat cut thick. For chicken, I think thinner is better.

If I’m feeling adventurous the next time I make this chicken Cordon Bleu casserole I might try a little twist or two. Pepper jack cheese instead of Swiss for a nice kick to the sauce, and a pinch or two of cayenne in with the breadcrumbs. Oh, this dish is great as it is, but I hardly ever pass up the opportunity to add some heat.

Also try my paprika chicken with sour cream gravy.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

 Tender chicken with a bit of ham, crunchy breadcrumb topping, and of course that wonderful Dijon mustard flavor in a creamy cheesy sauce. This is the perfect quick and easy meal for a cool late-winter evening.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 556kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the casserole

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, butterflied
  • 8-10 slices deli sandwich meat ham, thin
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Layer chicken in the bottom of the dish.
  • Top the chicken with the ham sandwich meat and sprinkle with the Swiss cheese.
  • In a bowl, combine the Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the Panko mixture over the top of the chicken.
  • Drizzle with the melted butter and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is done and the Panko has started to brown. Place under the broiler for a minute or two to brown further if desired.
  • Serve with sauce.

For the sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in the milk and broth.
  • Continue whisking until the sauce thickens.
  • Whisk in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1092mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Alpine Hot Dogs

I love mushrooms on a burger, so why not load up a hot dog with tons and tons of sauteed mushrooms and a good helping of Swiss cheese? These Alpine hot dogs combine great mushroom flavor with yummy all-beef hot dogs and great creamy nutty Swiss cheese. Every bite is delicious.

Alpine Hot Dogs


Beefy dogs and beefy mushrooms go together perfectly. I would definitely recommend bigger, juicier, fatter dogs. Don’t be tempted to add mustard to these Alpine hot dogs. They stand on their own. No condiments needed. Nothing. Resist!

Also try my bacon-wrapped hot dogs with Fire-Eater sauce. They’re crazy good too!

Alpine Hot Dogs

These Alpine hot dogs combine great mushroom flavor with yummy all-beef hot dogs and great creamy nutty Swiss cheese. Every bite is delicious.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 387kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Grill the dogs and toast the buns.
  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook until they start to soften.
  • Add the Italian seasoning, stir, and continue cooking until the mushrooms are mostly soft. Remove
  • Add one slice of Swiss cheese to each bun.
  • Add a hot dog, top with half of the mushrooms, and another slice of cheese. Place under the broiler to melt the cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.