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Nutella Brie-Nana Grilled Cheese

Nutella, bananas and brie cheese are packed inside the walls of this grilled cheese sandwich!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 12, 2013

Serves:

2

Total time:10 min

Nutella Brie-Nana Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices French bread
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons Nutella
  • 4.5-oz. package Brie cheese, rinds removed and cut into thin slices
  • 1 banana, cut lengthwise into four equal slices

Instructions:

  1. Place the bread slices on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Flip the buttered bread slices over and spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella over each.
  2. Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Layer each sandwich as follows: Slice of bread, butter side down, Nutella side up, 1/4 of the Brie cheese slices, 2 banana slices, 1/4 of the Brie cheese slices and slice of bread, Nutella side down, butter side up.
  3. Place sandwiches onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!