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All-American Grilled Cheese with a Twist

Yield 4 servings (serving size: ) (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Dress up your traditional grilled cheese sandwich with by adding sliced plum tomatoes and fresh herbs.  Serve with soup or as a standalone meal.

Ingredients

  • 8 (1-ounce) slices country white bread
  • 2 cups (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 (1/4-inch) slices plum tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 247
  • caloriesfromfat 38 %
  • fat 10.5 g
  • satfat 6.3 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 11.6 g
  • carbohydrate 30 g
  • fiber 3.2 g
  • cholesterol 30 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 464 mg
  • calcium 233 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place 4 bread slices on a work surface; arrange 1/2 cup cheddar cheese on each slice. Top each slice with 2 tomato slices and 1 tablespoon basil. Top with remaining 4 bread slices.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sandwiches to pan; cook 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn sandwiches over; cover and cook for 2 minutes or until cheese melts.