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Mascarpone, Strawberry, and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


Grilled cheese glory shouldn’t be just for the savory! Get your sweet tooth on with this grilled dessert (or breakfast!) featuring light mascarpone cheese, fresh strawberries, and herb-y basil.

Although it’s only March, there’s been some great-looking strawberries at my local farmer’s market in Los Angeles lately. So after purchasing my first batch of early-season berries, I combined them with some cream and basil in a rather unconventional way—in a grilled cheese sandwich.

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Photo by Marvin Gapultos

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Managing Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington. Her favorite cheese: Harbison