Grilled Tomato & Cheese

Slices of fresh tomato jazz up plain grilled cheese sandwiches. This kid-favorite recipe uses just five ingredients and can be ready in less than 30 minutes.

Grilled Tomato & Cheese
Yield: 4 sandwiches Prep 10 mins Cook 6 mins


  • 8 slices 12-grain bread
  • 8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 4 ripe tomatoes (about 1 pound), cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 16 basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Make It

1. On 1 piece of bread, layer a heaping 1/4 cup grated cheese, 4 tomato slices, 4 basil leaves and another heaping 1/4 cup grated cheese. Top with another slice of bread; brush with melted butter.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place sandwich, butter-side down, in pan and brush top slice of bread with butter. Press with spatula.

3. Cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from skillet and serve immediately. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 503, Fat, total (g): 28, chol. (mg): 75, sat. fat (g): 16, carb. (g): 42, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 21, sodium (mg): 723, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.