Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Combos

Grilled cheese is an American staple as far as comfort foods go. Most of us can think back on our childhood and remember being excited by someone making us a gooey grilled cheese (with some tomato soup, if you were lucky) on a chilly night after school.

Being an adult and a (relatively) healthier eater nowadays doesn’t mean that we have to sacrifice our old favorite sandwich! Here are some great ways that I like to mix it up with my grilled cheese to make it more nutritious and filling:

  1. Mozzarella & Basil
    Spread butter or margarine on one side of two slices of bread of choice (I like to use Italian for this one). Fill with fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, tomato slices and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Grill on pan or skillet and enjoy!
  2. Ham, Swiss and Kale
    Spread butter or margarine on one side of two slices of bread of choice (I like to use rye for this one). Fill with ham, swiss cheese, and chopped kale leaves. Grill on pan or skillet and enjoy!
  3. Turkey, Pepper Jack, and Bell Peppers
    Spread butter or margarine on one side of two slices of bread of choice (I like to use whole wheat for this one). Fill with thinly sliced bell peppers, pepper jack cheese, and turkey. Grill on pan or skillet and enjoy! I also like to dip this one in salsa!
  4. Hummus, Cheddar and Spinach
    Spread butter or margarine on one side of two slices of bread of choice (I like to use rye for this one). Spread opposite side of bread (no butter) with a layer of roasted red pepper hummus. Fill sandwich with sliced cheddar, spinach, and sliced onion. Grill on pan or skillet and enjoy!

Meet the Author

Kate Egan

Kate Egan

Kate Egan is a new RDN working for Noom as a virtual health coach. She completed her dietetic intern and MBA at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.She graduated with a BS in Dietetics and a minor in Child and Family Studies from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 2015. In addition to blogging for CAND, she has also blogged for Student Scoop, the student blog portion of AND’s Food and Nutrition Magazine.
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