Butternut Squash Cheese Sandwich

This recipe is from Deceptively Delicious cookbook, which is slowly becoming one of my favorite cookbooks.  I have been trying out many recipes from this lately. The author has a good collection of variety of recipes, and everything has some vegetable or fruits sneaked in and the good thing is that the kids couldn't taste the veggies in the dish!  As moms, we too feel happy that the kids are eating a vegetable as well instead of just cheese and bread. I have used whole wheat sourdough bread since we love cheese sandwiches made with this type of bread. The sourness of the bread goes well with the cheese and the bread also turns out super crispy with getting burned. You can also use any other kind of bread.  The best thing about this sandwich is that you can never taste the squash :)

1. Cooked and pureed butternut squash, 1/2 cup. (We can cook a whole squash and freeze the rest for later).
2. Whole wheat sourdough bread, 4 slices. Crust can be removed if preferred.
3. Cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup.
4. Butter, 1 tablespoon.
5. Garlic powder, a pinch.

Heat a thick pan preferably cast iron pan. Meanwhile mix the cheddar cheese, butternut sqaush puree, and garlic powder well in a bowl and keep aside. Take 1 slice of the bread and spread some butter on one side and place this side directly on the pan. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the surface and cover it with one more slice of bread. Spread butter on the outer layer of the sandwich. Let it cook under low flame for 2 minutes and gently flip the sandwich. Cook the other side until both the sides are crispy, brown, and the cheese is melted. Serve hot by itself or with soup. This sandwich pairs well with tomato soup.

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