Gourmet Grilled Cheese

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Makes

4 servings

Cook panini on the stove or in a sandwich press.


Ingredients

  • 8 slices whole-grain bread
  • 3 tbsp non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded cheddar , Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese
  • thin slices Black Forest ham , prosciutto or smoked turkey
  • grated carrot , zucchini or apple
  • thinly sliced tomato , avocado or roasted beet
  • baby spinach , or arugula
  • cooked onions , asparagus, broccoli, red pepper or eggplant
  • hot sauce , pesto or chutney

Instructions

  • Spread about 1 tsp (5 mL) margarine on each slice of bread.
  • Pile 1⁄3 cup (75 mL) cheese on the plain side of 4 slices. Top with your family’s choice of filling options, making sure the side of the bread spread with margarine remains on the outside.
  • Place 2 large frying pans on the stovetop over medium heat. Lay 2 sandwiches in each pan and cook for 2-4 minutes per side. Serve immediately with salad (right).
  • Makes 4 sandwiches.
  • In 1 cheese sandwich: 429 calories, 18 g protein, 23 g fat, 40 g carbs
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