Cheddar Dijon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1
  • 2 slices Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Boars Head or Sargento are good brands. Should be about 1.5 oz.
  • 1 tbs. Low Fat Parmesan & Romano Blend Cheese, shredded
  • 2 slices Whole Wheat Sourdough, a good whole grain artisan bread would work great too.
  • 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbs. Grass Fed Butter, unsalted
  1. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Toast the bread in the toaster ahead of time.
  3. Spread the butter on what will be the "outside" sides of the sandwich bread
  4. Spread the dijon mustard on what will be the "inside" sides of the sandwich bread.
  5. Sprinkle the Parmesan and Romano cheese over the Dijon side of one bread slice.
  6. Add to the same piece of bread the 2 slices sharp cheddar then cover with remaining bread. Buttered sides should be facing out and Dijon sides should be on the inside.
  7. Add sandwich to sauté pan and cook until crisp and deep golden brown, approx. 1-2 mins.
  8. Flip to other side and repeat.
  9. Serve & enjoy!
A great non-Lenten version of this would be to add some low sodium bacon or turkey bacon to the sandwich and give it some amazing smokiness. One time I was in Denver and I became addicted to a mini Vermont white cheddar and local smoked bacon grilled cheese that was available at the hotel restaurant.
Recipe by Peter D Serrano at