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I am all about easy, inexpensive and tasty meals for my family. Plus, making anything in a cupcake pan greatly increases the chances of my kiddos eating it with minimal complaints.
I was able to check out some of the yummy recipes from Savory Bites and here is hands down, my favorite recipe.
Oven: 350°F (175°C) Prep time: 15 minutes Baking time: 20 to 25 minutes Yield: 12 sandwiches
Nonstick cooking spray, for the pan
18 slices thin white bread, such as Pepperidge Farm’s Very Thin White Bread
8 ounces (225 g) thinly sliced deli ham
12 ounces (340 g) thinly sliced Swiss or Gruyère
This is a delightful way to reinvent a childhood favorite! These adult grilled cheeses are chic little sandwiches with several thin layers of pure delicious flavors. Play with the cheese and meat combinations to create flavors that will excite your guests. Try tuna salad with a slice of pepper Jack, turkey and smoked Gouda with a side of applesauce for dipping, or roast beef and cheddar with a red pepper relish. The variations are endless! You can use any extra bread scraps to make bread crumbs, and the ham and cheese scraps would work perfectly in an omelet. Try using the tomato jam from page 105, the apple ketchup from page 48, or the apple compote from page 108 in one of these sandwiches. Delicious!
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 12-well classic cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Using a 2-in (5-cm) round biscuit cutter or cookie cutter of any shape, cut out 36 pieces of bread. Do the same with the ham and cheese.
To assemble, place a piece of bread into each well. Next place one slice of ham, one slice of cheese, and another slice of bread. Repeat twice more, ending with cheese on top.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted. Loosen the sides of each sandwich with a table knife and pop them out of the pan. Serve with a dollop of your favorite mustard, or dip in tomato soup!
Yum, right?! There are nearly 100 recipes in Savory Bites, plus Hollis includes all of the essentials that you need to create these yummy recipes. The recipes are perfect for parties or just for your family meals. I can't wait to start adding more of these recipes to our weekly menu!
You can find Savory Bites on Amazon.com.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Savory Bites to preview. The opinions expressed are my own.