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Olive-Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Olive-Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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

Cooking Light JUNE 2004

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 353
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated fat: 5.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 15.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 47.4g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Iron: 2.5mg
  • Sodium: 827mg
  • Calcium: 283mg

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