Grilled Cheese With Basil

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"Recipe source: Cooking Light (July 2007)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (196.3 g)
  • Calories 333.7
  • Total Fat - 12.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 37.4 mg
  • Sodium - 781.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 5.2 g
  • Protein - 22.9 g
  • Calcium - 666.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

On a work surface place 4 bread slices and on each slice put 1/2 cup cheese and top with 2 tomato slices and 1 tablespoon basil. Top with remaining bread slices.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium heat; coat pan with cooking spray.

Step 3

Add sandwiches to pan; cook 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned; flip sandwiches and cover and cook for a few more minutes or until cheese melts.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Oh so good, I used fontina for the cheese

review by:
(1 Aug 2019)


I just knew this would be delicious! The burst of fresh basil and tomato was delightful! Will be making this again for sure. Thanks for another keeper Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(8 Jun 2019)


Wonderful! So easy and the results are fabulous. This is perfect for serving when time is of the essence, which was perfect to serve during Christmas gift wrapping day. I will be serving this next time when I make a soup. Yum! Thank you ellie for sharing. Made it for Billboard tag.

review by:
(1 Jan 2018)


I scaled this back for one sandwich and used wholemeal/wholegrain bread and added a little salt to my tomato slices otherwise made as per directions and I just love the taste of the basil and tomatoes with the gooey cheese, thank you ellie, made for Billboard Recipe Tag game. UPDATE - made again and thoroughly enjoyed thank you once again ellie.

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(1 Jan 2016)