Chef Chris Mangless puts a twist on a classic to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day

Chef Chris Mangless from Three Three Five in Green Bay, 4/12/18 (WLUK-FOX 11 NEWS)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Today many people will celebrate bread and cheese-- that's because it's National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

Chef and owner of Three Three Five, Chris Mangless, joined FOX 11's Emily Deem on Good Day Wisconsin to celebrate the tasty day.


Yield: 1 sandwich

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 slices soft sourdough bread

1 tablespoon tomato preserves

2 ounces grand cru gruyere, shredded

1 tablespoon truffle honey


1. Heat a heavy non-stick pan over medium-low heat.

2. Thinly spread one side of each bread slice with butter and place the bread, butter-side-down, in the pan.

3. Spread tomato jam on both sides evenly on top of the buttered slices.

4. Top each slice with shredded cheese.

5. When the cheese is about halfway melted, use a spatula to flip one slice over on top of the other, and press lightly to melt. Keep turning the sandwich, pressing gently, until the sandwich is compact, both sides are crusty, and the cheese is melted.


Yield: 6-8 servings

1 tablespoon grape seed oil

½ cup celery, fine dice

½ cup carrot, fine dice

½ cup onion, fine dice

½ cup sweet potato, fine dice

1 tablespoons smoked paprika

1 cup black beans

2 teaspoons coriander, ground

2 teaspoons cumin, ground

2 teaspoons black pepper, ground

2 cups smoked tomato puree or canned crushed tomatoes

2 cups tomato juice

1 cup vegetable stock

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped

3 cups baby arugula

Cooked black beans

To taste kosher salt


1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the oil and add celery, carrot, onion.. Sweat the vegetables, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the sweet potato, spices, tomato puree, tomato juice, and vegetable stock. Bring liquids to a low simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

2. Add baby arugula, black beans and fresh thyme and season to taste with salt.

3. Garnish the soup as desired and serve warm.

Three Three Five is located in the Broadway District in Green Bay. It's a multi-functional space that is primarily used as an upscale private dining studio.

Three Three Five hosts plenty of events.

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