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Chocolate - Hazelnut and Goat Cheese Melt

Updated February 23, 2016
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You'll love how quickly this elegant and rich dessert sandwich can be made. My faithful recipe tester Annette says it's kind of like a chocolate-hazelnut cheesecake, only much simpler to make. Usually, it's important to press grilled cheese sandwiches with a spatula to flatten them, but with this one, it's important not to press it, or the filling can squirt out.

Makes4 sandwiches

Cooking Methodgrilling, pan-frying

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionFamily Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert, snack

Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian

Equipmentgrill, grill pan

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, snack

Moodblue

Taste and Texturecheesy, chocolatey, nutty, sweet

Type of Dishdessert, grilled sandwich

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons Nutella or other hazelnut-chocolate spread
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 slices country white bread (¼ inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

Instructions

In a small bowl, stir the Nutella and cheese together.

To assemble: Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices on your work surface, buttered side down. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the 4 slices so that it is about ¼ inch thick (if it's any thicker, the sandwich will be too gooey). Place the remaining 4 bread slices on top, buttered side up. Cut off the crusts (this helps pinch the bread together to create a tight seal).

Stovetop method: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Put the sandwiches in the skillet (in batches if necessary), cover, and cook for 2 minutes or until the undersides are golden brown and the cheese has begun to soften. Uncover, and turn the sandwiches with a spatula. Cook for 1 minute or until the undersides are golden brown. Turn the sandwiches again, and cook for 30 seconds, or until the cheese is soft and creamy. Serve immediately.

Sandwich maker method: Because of the creaminess of the filling, a sandwich maker does not work for this sandwich.

Gas grill method: Brush a grill rack with oil and preheat the grill to medium. Follow directions for sandwich assembly. Put the sandwiches on the grill and follow directions for the stovetop method.

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@Loobylooo and @8maddy81 -- thanks for the questions! Feta is at least 70% sheep's milk, actually, and is usually much saltier and less creamy than goat cheese. If you can get fresh, locally made goat cheese where you are, that's always fantastic -- or a good French chèvre will also do the trick. All the best, Kara Rota Cookstr Editor

What kind of goats cheese would you recommend?

Is feta goat chease?

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