BBQ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches



5 min


16 min


4 servings

BBQ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Photo: Jodi Pudge

You probably make your grilled cheese in a pan. But we say it's time to take it outside and get that sandwich all nice and melty on the BBQ.


  • 1 red sweet pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • generous pinches Italian seasoning
  • generous pinches salt
  • generous pinches black pepper
  • 8 slices Texas toast , or other thick-sliced bread
  • 6 oz cheddar , sliced
  • 4 slices Black Forest ham , or prosciutto


  • Oil barbecue grill, then preheat to medium. Slice tomatoes into thick rounds and cut peppers into quarters. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasonings.
  • Brush one side of each slice of bread lightly with oil, then place, oiled side down, on a large cutting board, platter or baking sheet. Top 4 slices with cheese, leaving a 1/2-in (1 cm) border around edges.
  • Arrange all 8 slices, oiled side down, on the hot grill, alongside tomatoes and peppers. Barbecue, covered, until grill marks form, cheese begins to melt and vegetables are tender, 2 minutes for the bread and 2-4 minutes per side for vegetables, removing items to cutting board as each is done.
  • Layer cheese-topped bread slices with grilled tomatoes and peppers, then slices of ham. Top with remaining bread, grilled side up. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 453,
  • Protein
  • 23 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g,
  • Fat
  • 21 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,

Originally published in the September 2010 issue. Photo by Jodi Pudge.