Sydney Rea - Jul 18, 2017

Healthier Olive Oil Grilled Cheese


Ah, the Grilled Cheese. Undoubtedly one of the most delicious sandwiches in existence. You can't go wrong with gooey cheese melted between two pieces of crunchy, toasted bread.

Although it's easy to make, down right tasty and a staple for young and old alike, it's not the healthiest meal option. Can you make it healthier? You betcha. It's as simple and choosing the right ingredients and I'm here to tell you how. 

Did you know that you can make a grilled cheese using olive oil? That's right, olive oil.  Instead of frying a grilled cheese in a pan of melted butter, I substitute heart-healthy olive oil which gives it a nuttier, more robust flavor. I use it to brush both sides of my bread before the slices hit the skillet, and I swear by it!

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I also have a few of my favorites when it comes to ingredients. I mean, you're only working with three so you need to make them count!

Best Breads to Use:
Ciabatta or Sourdough 

Best Cheeses to Use:
Gruyere, Fontina, Goat, Mozzarella - stay away from the fat free stuff, it doesn't melt as easy. 

Best Olive Oil to Use:

We always recommend Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Try experimenting with different flavors (like our HIGHLY recommended Bacon Olive Oil!)

healthy olive oil grilled cheese

Healthier Olive Oil Grilled Cheese


2 tablespoons olive oil 
2 slices of bread
3-4 slices of cheese


1. Warm a nonstick skillet on medium heat.

2. Brush both sides of bread with olive oil. Place on skillet.

3. On one side layer 3-4 slices of cheese.

4. Top with the other slice of olive oil brushed bread.

5. Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown and cheese melts.

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