Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
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.

Gluten Sensitivity
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

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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.


Grilled Smoked Gouda Sandwich

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)

gouda cheese

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.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 sandwich

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 260 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g
    Saturated Fat 6g 26%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 497mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 20%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 31% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 27mcg Potassium 271mg
Magnesium 56mg