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Salami and Pickle Grilled Cheese | Everything you love about the salami, cream cheese and pickle appetizer, put into a gooey, buttery grilled cheese! Comfort food elevated to gourmet levels! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Salami and Pickle Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese sandwich is like the salami, cream cheese, and pickle roll up appetizer, except in gooey, comfort food form!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 601kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 8 slices Martin's Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread
  • 12 oz thinly sliced Gruyere cheese divided (3 oz per sandwich)
  • 8-12 slices Genoa salami 2-3 slices per sandwich
  • 4 Tbsp cream cheese divided (1 Tbsp per sandwich) - optional
  • 12-16 Dill pickle slices round hamburger chips are good)
  • mayonnaise, for spreading can also use butter if you prefer


  • Lay dill pickle chips on paper towels to drain.  Set aside.
  • Divide cheese up into 4 equal portions, then take half of one portion and lay the slices on one piece of bread.  Top with 2-3 slices of Genoa salami, then spread 1 Tbsp cream cheese over salami (if using cream cheese), and top with 3-4 dill pickle slices.  Top with remaining half portion of cheese slices, then other piece of bread.
  • Spread a bit of mayonnaise (or butter) on the top slices of bread.
  • Heat a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over MED-LOW heat.  Place prepared sandwich, mayonnaise side down, in skillet and cook, pressing down slightly with spatula (helps with better even browning and melting), for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.  
  • Spread mayonnaise on top piece of bread while in skillet, then flip sandwich.
  • Cover skillet (even foil will help if you don't have a lid - I used a lid to a different pot that happened to fit), and cook 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and bottom bread is golden brown.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 601kcal