Photo: Iain Bagwell Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas 
Hands-on Time
11 Mins
Total Time
11 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

A gooey, golden-crisp grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect partner to our Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup. We lean on reduced-fat cheddar but add a little canola mayo to stretch the cheese and encourage extra meltiness for a mixture that has 50% less sat fat than regular cheddar and saves 190mg sodium over processed American cheese.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine mayonnaise and mustard in a medium bowl. Add cheese and pepper, stirring well to combine (mixture will be very thick). Spread one-fourth of cheese mixture (about 2 tablespoons) over each of 4 bread slices. Top with remaining 4 bread slices.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Place sandwiches in pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned (do not flip). Remove sandwiches from pan. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Turn sandwiches over, and add to pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned and cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Amazing Recipe Makeovers, Oxmoor House, copyright 2016.

Ratings & Reviews


June 22, 2016
This is probably one of the better grilled cheese paninis I have had.  The bread was perfect, the key to this was the olive oil.  I will always make my grilled cheese sandwiches using this method.