One Sunday SP made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. The meatball recipe he used yielded quite a bit of leftovers so I froze probably 5 or 6 meatballs for another time. While meal planning one week I decided I wanted to do something different with the meatballs and these meatball grilled cheese sandwiches were born.
I'm partial to good old American cheese but use whatever type of cheese you like. This is really more of a method than a recipe. Use your favorite meatball recipe or even buy some frozen if that's easier. I've added sauteed spinach to these as well and really enjoyed it (plus it makes me feel better to have something healthy thrown in there).
Meatball Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Makes 4 sandwiches
Butter, for the bread
8 slices bread
Cheese (I like American, use whatever you like)
Extra marinara sauce for dipping
Slice the meatballs into thin discs so they'll lay flat on the bread.
Butter one side of each piece of bread. Flip the bread over so the butter side is down and lay two slices of cheese on each piece of bread. Top four of the slices with some of the sliced meatballs. Add a little extra sauce and then top each with one of the bread and cheese slices, butter side up.
Place the sandwiches on a griddle or large non-stick pan set over medium-low heat. Cook low and slow, allowing the bread to brown evenly and the cheese to start melting before flipping over to cook on the other side. Remove from the heat once both sides of the bread are golden brown and the cheese has melted. Allow to rest for a few minutes before cutting and serving with extra sauce for dipping.