Ultimate Grilled Cheese

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.

Yield: 1 sandwich
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 288
  • Fat: 13.8g
  • Saturated fat: 5.8g
  • Sodium: 556mg


  • 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


  1. 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.

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