“Fancy” Grilled Cheese


Do you ever get a craving for a simple grilled cheese sandwich? Something gooey and delicious and full of carbs and cheesy goodness? Yah, I get these cravings all the time, but if I ate what I craved all the time, I’d probably be a beluga whale. But I do like to reasonably indulge from time-to-time. I was craving a grilled cheese the other day, but I wanted something tasty and not too fatty. Thus, the “Fancy” Grilled Cheese was born.

“Fancy” Grilled Cheese:

  • 2 slices multigrain/whole wheat bread (I used Pepperidge Farm Brand)
  • 2 slices part-skim American Cheese (I used good ole’ Kraft)
  • 1 slice reduced-fat Pepper Jack Cheese (I used Sargento)
  • 2-3 slices beefsteak tomato
  • 3-4 slices fresh basil
  • Black Pepper
  • PAM Olive Oil Flavor

Pesto Aioli:

  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat mayo
  • 1 tsp basil pesto
  • sprinkle of red crushed pepper

1. Layer the ingredients evenly between the 2 slices of bread. Spray both sides of the outside of sandwich with PAM.

2. Pesto Aioli- stir all ingredients and set aside.

3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and spray with PAM. Grill both sides of the sandwich for about 4-5 minutes until golden brown and the cheese is melted. Remove from the skillet, and slice in half. Serve with Pesto Aioli.

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