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

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 247
  • Calories from fat: 38%
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Saturated fat: 6.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 11.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 464mg
  • Calcium: 233mg


  • 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


  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.
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