Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

toasted grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and avocado slices
Course: Sandwich
Keyword: Recipe
MyPlate: Dairy, Grains, Oil/Fat
Diet: Vegetarian
Type: Recipes
Allergen: Milk, Wheat
Source: Get Local
Food Name: Cheese, Tomato

Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp butter unsalted
  • 2 slices bread whole wheat
  • 1 large tomato thinly sliced
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese reduced fat

Optional toppings:

  • slices of avocado, scrambled eggs, black pepper, Italian seasoning, fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • Wash hands with soap and water. Gently rub tomato under cold running water before cutting.
  • Prepare the tomato by cutting it into thin slices 
  • Heat a medium-sized non-stick pan on the stove over medium heat
  • Add the butter to the pan and swirl around until the butter melts
  • When the butter begins to bubble, add the two slices of bread to the pan. Add one slice of cheese to each piece of bread. Add 3-4 slices of tomato to one of the bread. Cover the pan with a lid for 1-2 minutes to allow the cheese to melt
  • Once the slices of bread are golden brown, combine them to make a sandwich
  • Serve with a side of fruit and/or vegetables for a complete meal

Notes

Ready in: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Tomato, Avocado, Basil
Ingredient Swaps:
  • Instead of whole wheat bread you can use any other plain bread Instead of tomato you can use cooked mushroom slices
  • Instead of cheddar cheese you can use mozzarella, swiss, colby jack
  • Instead of slices of cheese you can use shredded cheese
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Serving Size
 
179 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
300
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Cholesterol
 
25
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
750
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
323
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
21
g
42
%
Calcium
 
330
mg
33
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.