Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower


For the Ultimate Grilled Cheese, we slather reduced-fat cheddar cheese that's combined with light cream cheese and canola mayo on whole-grain bread; then sauteed in olive oil. This mixture melts into a gloriously silk, ultracheesy filling.


1 sandwich

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Nutritional Information

Calories 288
Fat 13.8 g
Satfat 5.8 g
Sodium 556 mg


1/2 ounce 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon canola mayonnaise
1 ounce 2% reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
2 (1-ounce) slices whole-grain bread
1/2 teaspoon olive oil


Combine cream cheese and canola mayo. Add shredded cheddar cheese. Spread between 2 slices whole-grain bread. Heat a small skillet over medium heat; sear each side in 1/4 teaspoon olive oil until bread is browned and crisp.


MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD,

Cooking Light

March 2014
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