Biscuit Grilled Cheese with Pillsbury Grands!
Let me start by saying, that I have never cooked biscuits in a pan before, or even thought of it. Biscuits were solely oven food, but then in the recipe for Pillsbury Grands! Grilled Cheese Sandwiches you cook then biscuits in a skillet and the texture is fantastic. This will definitely be a cooking option for me from now on. The sandwiches are great, too! I made the recipe version and then switched up the cheese and added some meats. So many options! I wish I had tried a breakfast sandwich version though.
Biscuit grilled cheese is a great Back-to-School recipe, a simple change up to school night dinners or even a hot lunch for post half-day school, maybe even paired with soup once the cooler weather of Autumn finally gets here. For even more Back to School recipe ideas, download the Pillsbury recipe booklet.
Biscuit Grilled Cheese
makes 4 sandwiches
one 8 piece roll of Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
2 teaspoons cooking oil
8 slices of cheese
meat and condiments, if desired
To cook the biscuits:
- Open roll and separate the biscuits
- Roll or stretch biscuits in to 5 to 5 1/2 inch rounds
- Heat oil in a skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat (I used cast iron, cooking times may vary with other pans. My times are lower than in the original linked recipe)
- Place biscuit rounds in pan with space between them, (I cooked two at a time), cook for two minutes then flip. Cook for two more minutes and remove from pan. Biscuits should be golden brown. Not too dark, they’ll go back in the pan for the grilled cheese making.
- Repeat until all biscuits are cooked.
- Place one biscuit round back in the pan, top with two slices of cheese and another biscuit on top of the cheese. Lower hear to med-low, cover and cook for 30 seconds.
- Flip sandwich, cover and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute until cheese is melted. I found covering the pan helped the cheese melt over lower heat to keep the biscuit from getting too brown.
- Depending on your type of cheese, it may take longer to melt. Also, adding meat can slow the melting times. Heating the meat a smidge before adding to the sandwich helps a bit.
- Original: two slices American cheese
- Steak and Cheddar: two slices cheddar cheese (I used 1 ounce deli slices), about a 1/3 cup sliced cooked steak (roast beef would work too)
- Pepperoncini Steak (my personal favorite): two slices cheddar cheese, 1/3 cup sliced cooked steak, one sliced pepperoncini
- Turkey and Swiss: two slices swiss cheese, deli turkey, small amount of mustard spread on the top biscuit
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