Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich



Today, I’m participating in Kitchen PLAY’s “30 Days of Grilled Cheese” event, sponsored by Land O Lakes Deli Cheese!  The challenge is to create my own recipe using Land O Lakes 4 Cheese Italian Blend Deli Cheese.

We love grilled cheese sandwiches in my house, but I wanted to come up with something more substantial for a quick weeknight dinner.  Since I’m into make-ahead meals, I thought that the Italian cheese would go great with my homemade meatballs.  I freeze sauce and meatballs in labeled containers in a portion size that suits my family.  You can easily defrost the meatballs in the microwave and make these sandwiches within 30 minutes and pair it with a tossed salad or Tomato Soup!




Here’s the tutorial!



For each sandwich, butter two pieces of Italian bread.



Heat the meatballs and slice them into ½-inch slices.



In a grill pan or skillet over medium-low heat, place one slice of bread (buttered side down).  Arrange the sliced meatballs on top.



Place one slice of Land O Lakes 4 Cheese Italian Blend deli cheese on top.




Place the other slice of bread on top (buttered side up).

Brown on both sides.

If the cheese isn’t melted when the bread is browned, place the sandwich on a sheet pan in a 350°F oven for several minutes.

Watch carefully, so the buttered bread doesn’t burn.




More about Land O Lakes Cheese


Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend

Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend is the best combination of the most flavorful Italian cheeses—Asiago, Parmesan and Romano—blended with the creamy goodness of Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese. Add this delicious cheese to everything from favorite dishes to lunchbox sandwiches or burgers hot off the grill. The creamy, decadent taste truly makes each dish an everyday masterpiece. The Land O’Lakes Test Kitchens have developed recipes and tips that highlight the wide range of uses for this cheese. Find recipes, photos and tips on the Taste of Italy product inspiration page at

Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese

Only one deli cheese can be America’s favorite, and it’s Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese. Land O’Lakes uses only high-quality ingredients to make a smooth, fresh-tasting, delicious cheese, every time you slice it. The melt-in-your-mouth creaminess makes grilled cheese, burgers, sandwiches and snacks irresistible. Available in white or yellow, and in 2% milk and 30% less sodium varieties, it’s sliced fresh at the deli just how you like it. It’s no wonder that when people want the best in deli cheese, they ask for the hands-down favorite, Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese.



Currently, Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese is available at

a wide variety of grocery retailers and independent delis, primarily in the East Coast.

$5.99 to $6.49 per pound, varies by market


Keep refrigerated.



Visit to view the full deli cheese selection.


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*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Land O’Lakes as part of the Kitchen Play Sidecar series. All opinions given are my own.


  1. 1

    Looks delicious. I love this idea for a hearty meatball and grilled cheese sandwich. Stumbled!

  2. 2

    I LOVE grilled cheese and your meatballs look mighty tasty. What a great combo!

  3. 3

    This would be a winner winner in our home!!

  4. 4

    Oh my. That looks so good. I love the the 4 cheese Italian blend. So good in so many different recipes!

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