All-American Grilled Cheese with a Twist

Dress up your traditional grilled cheese sandwich with by adding sliced plum tomatoes and fresh herbs.  Serve with soup or as a standalone meal.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: ) (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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.

Note:

Becky Mercuri,

July 2007