This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free bread for this sandwich and check for modified food starch in the sour cream.
"Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn't even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven." -Erma Bombeck
I like using olive oil for my grilled cheese sandwiches. It makes the sandwiches easier to cook. Butter browns and burns at a much lower heat than olive oil, so the oil is more forgiving. Don't use your best extra virgin oil as it will burn.
There are a lot of great variations on this cheese sandwich, and you can use lots of different flavors, like pimento cheese, curry, or chili powder, to complement the umami of the cheese.
Servings: 1 | Serving size: 1 sandwich
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.
|1 ounce||smoked gouda cheese (grated)|
|1/4 cup||steamed or frozen broccoli (thawed)|
|1 tsp.||reduced fat sour cream|
|2 slices||whole wheat or gluten-free bread|
|1 tsp.||olive oil (divided)|
Place the cheese, broccoli, and sour cream in a bowl and fold together until blended.
Place the cheese mixture between the slices of bread and pat down gently until firm.
Place a griddle over high heat.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of the olive oil to the hot griddle and spread with a spatula.
Place the sandwich on the griddle. Adjust the heat so that the sandwich browns but does not burn.
After about 6 minutes, add the other 1/2 teaspoon olive oil to the griddle.
Turn the sandwich over and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
Serving size: 1 sandwich
|Calories 260||Calories from Fat 99|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 11g|
|Saturated Fat 6g||26%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 26g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
|Vitamin A 11%||Vitamin C 26%|
|Calcium 31%||Iron 9%|
|Vitamin K 27mcg||Potassium 271mg|