National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is April 12. The classic grilled cheese became popular in the 1920’s when inexpensive cheese and sliced bread became available.
Our Supreme Grilled Cheese Sandwiches deliver all of the good filling ingredients but less bread (and calories). I have served them for lunch with soup and fruit and also as an appetizer cut into quarters. They are great because you just make them in a skillet on the stove. You can also modify them for your family by adding tomatoes or mushrooms and changing the type of cheese (but remember mozzarella is lower in fat and melts well).
Supreme Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Serving Size: 1 open faced sandwich | Servings: 4
- 1 cup peppers, red or green (1 medium)
- 1/2 onion
- 4 slices (about 8 ounces) firm bread
- 2 tablespoons light mayo or salad dressing
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 4 slices (3/4 ounce each) mozzarella cheese
- Non-stick spray
- Slice onion and pepper very thin.
- Lay out 4 slices of bread and spread with the mayo.
- Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder.
- Add in layers the spinach leaves, peppers, onions, and a slice of cheese.
- Heat a skillet to medium low. Spray with non-stick spray. Lay sandwiches in pan. Cover with plate, lid, or aluminum foil.
- Heat sandwiches until cheese melts (about 2-3 minutes) or until the bottom is golden brown.
- Serve warm.