Artisanal Grilled Cheese Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses

If you’ve ever made a grilled cheese, you know that they’re pretty hard to mess up. Just toss a slice of cheese on some bread and throw it in the oven. Voila, sandwich success! But why settle for a mediocre meal of cheese and bread when you can pump up the flavor factor and the nutrition by adding some vibrant veggies and changing out your cheese?

grilled cheese and tomato soup
Grilled cheese and tomato soup: A cozy combo all winter long!

In this healthy grilled cheese recipe, we’ve added tomato and spinach for extra flavor and fiber. We’ve also swapped out the usual American cheese for low-fat cheddar. The difference? Delicious!

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No matter how you enjoy this guilt-free grilled cheese, we think it should be paired with this delicious Zesty Tomato Soup. After all, what’s a grilled cheese without soup?!

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Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 158

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra and ½ Vegetable


  • 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • 1 tomato slice
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 slice low-fat cheddar cheese
  • ½ Tbsp. light butter substitute (Benecol, Smart Balance, margarine)


  1. Cut the slice of bread and cheese in half.
  2. Spread butter on one side of each half slice of bread.
  3. Spray pan and place on medium high heat.
  4. Add one-half slice of bread (butter side down) followed by one-½ slice of cheese, then spinach, tomato, ½ slice of cheese, and lastly second ½ slice of bread (butter side up).
  5. Cook sandwich until nicely browned and flip to brown the other side.
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