Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches have long been considered a kid favorite. Allow kids to select their favorite cheese and join in the quick-and-easy preparation.



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Servings: 1
Yield: 1 sandwich
Total Time: 10 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   slices 
    white or whole wheat bread
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    1   tablespoon 
    butter, softened
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    1 - 2   ounces 
    American, cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Havarti cheese, sliced

Directions
1.
Place one slice of bread on work surface; top with cheese slices, cutting cheese to fit so all the bread is covered (overlap as necessary). Top with remaining bread slice. Spread with half the butter. Place, buttered side down, in a skillet over medium heat. Carefully butter top bread slice.
2.
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until cheese is melted.
3.
Makes 1 sandwich
Variation
  • Grilled Provolone and Pepperoni Sandwich: Prepare Grilled Cheese Sandwich as above, except use Provolone or mozzarella cheese and top cheese with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce and 5 to 6 slices (1/2 ounce) thinly sliced pepperoni.
    Nutrition Facts per serving: 412 cal., 27 g total fat (14 g sat., fat), 38 g chol., 1008 mg sodium, 28 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 14 g pro.
    Daily Values: 12% vit. A, 6% vit. C, 30% calcium, 12% iron
    Exchanges: 2 starch, 1.5 High Fat Meat, 2 Fat
Variation
  • Grilled Swiss and Corned Beef Sandwich: Prepare Grilled Cheese Sandwich as above, except use process Swiss cheese and top cheese with 1 tablespoon bottled thousand island salad dressing, if desired, and 1 ounce thinly sliced corned beef.
    Nutrition Facts per serving: 383 cal., 24 total fat (12 g sat. fat),
    72 mg chol., 1187 mg sodium, 26 g carbos., 1 g fiber, 16 g pro.
    Daily Values: 12% vit. A, 30% calcium, 15% iron
    Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1.5 High Fat Meat, 2 Fat
Variation
  • Grilled Fruit and Cheese Sandwich: Prepare Grilled Cheese Sandwich as above, except top desired cheese with several thin slices of apple or pear.
Variation
  • Grilled Cheese and Caramelized Onions: Slice half of a small onion. In a small skillet, cook onion in 2 teaspoons butter over medium heat about 10 minutes or until onion is soft and golden brown, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Prepare Grilled Cheese Sandwich as above using desired cheese and top with onions.
    Nutrition Facts per serving: 431 cal., 31 g total fat (16 g sat. fat), 80 g chol., 1047 mg sodium, 29 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 11 g pro
    Daily Values: 18% vit. A, 3% vit. C, 241% calcium, 11% iron
    Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 High Fat Meat, 4 Fat
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 349, Fat, total (g) 23, chol. (mg) 59, sat. fat (g) 12, carb. (g) 26, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 10, vit. A (IU) 632, sodium (mg) 849, calcium (mg) 242, iron (mg) 2, Starch () 2, High-Fat Meat () 1, Fat () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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