Olive-Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tomato, basil, and olives are surrounded by melted cheese in this update of a classic lunch or light dinner.


4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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


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


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

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.

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.

Karen Levin,

Cooking Light

June 2004
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