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Olive-Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Tomato, basil, and olives are surrounded by melted cheese in this update of a classic lunch or light dinner.

Ingredients

  • 8 (1/2-ounce) slices provolone cheese
  • 8 (1 1/2-ounce) slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive spread (such as Lindsay Olivada)
  • 16 large basil leaves
  • 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 353
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 11.2 g
  • satfat 5.4 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 15.1 g
  • carbohydrate 47.4 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 827 mg
  • calcium 283 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

  2. To prepare each sandwich, place 1 cheese slice on 1 bread slice. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons olive spread over cheese. Top with 4 basil leaves, 2 tomato slices, 1 cheese slice, and 1 bread slice. Repeat procedure with remaining bread, cheese, olive spread, basil, and tomato.

  3. Lightly coat outside of bread with cooking spray. Add 2 sandwiches to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with remaining sandwiches.