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
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

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.


"I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip." -John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

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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 a grilled cheese sandwich, and you can use lots of different flavors, like curry or chili powder, to complement the umami of whatever cheese you choose to use.


Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Servings: 1 | Serving size: 1 sandwich

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.

pimento cheese


  • 1 ounce reduced fat cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 2 Tbsp. pimentos
  • 1/2 small green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp. reduced fat sour cream
  • 2 slices whole wheat or gluten-free bread
  • 1 tsp. olive oil (divided)

Place the cheese, pimentos, green onion 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 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 258 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g
    Saturated Fat 4g 19%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 427mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 31% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 13 mcg Potassium 191mg
Magnesium 51mg