Meal Kit

Fontina and Mushroom Grilled Cheese

with pumpkin soup

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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The weather outside may not have reached frightful yet, but it's becoming downright chilly here in the Windy City. (And windy… although that is redundant.) We’ve got a solution, though: fighting the cold outside by warming up the insides. Specifically, a fontina grilled cheese with mushrooms and sage, every bite bringing the internal temperature up to barely bearable. How do we get that thermometer up? Hot and creamy pumpkin soup, perfectly sweet and perfect for dipping. All you need is a cup of hot cocoa and some slippers, and you're all set for a snug winter.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    8 fl. oz. Whole Milk
  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 5 oz. Canned Pumpkin
  • Info
    4 Slices Sourdough Bread
  • Info
    3 oz. Sliced Fontina Cheese
  • 1 Shallot
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Sage Sprig

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut mushrooms into 1/4" slices.

    Mince garlic.

    Stem and coarsely chop sage.

    Peel and mince shallot.

  2. 2

    Make the Soup

    Place a medium pot over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add shallot, half the garlic (reserve remaining for mushrooms), and 1/4 tsp. salt and cook until aromatic, 1-2 minutes.

    Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, add milk, half the sage (reserve remaining for mushrooms), and pumpkin. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 10-12 minutes.

    While soup cooks, sauté mushrooms.

  3. 3

    Sauté the Mushrooms

    Place a medium non-stick over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, mushrooms, and remaining garlic. Stir occasionally until browned, 2-3 minutes.

    Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

    Remove from burner and add remaining sage.

  4. 4

    Make the Grilled Cheese

    Top each slice of bread with cheese. Place mushrooms on top of cheese. Assemble sandwich.

    Wipe pan clean and return to medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and sandwiches to hot pan. Cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Taste soup, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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