broccoli cheddar grilled cheese

broccoli cheddar grilled cheese

You have to check out this delicious broccoli and cheddar grilled cheese sandwich! You can eat it on its own or dip in a bowl of light tomato soup.

Ohhhh myyyy gooodnessss…I’m getting hungry just writing this blog post! Everyone knows broccoli and cheddar are a stellar combination, but slapping them between two slices of buttered sourdough bread and grilling it up is just insane!

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables but I don’t really eat much of it. This idea came to me during a chilly winter night when I noticed a stalk of broccoli in the fridge. It’s so easy to put together and it really hits the spot when only comfort food will do.

broccoli cheddar grilled cheese

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broccoli cheddar grilled cheese

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  • Yield: 3 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups broccoli (chopped)
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 slices good quality sourdough bread

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Salt the water generously.
  2. Prepare a large bowl of ice water and set aside. You want the ice water close to the pot of boiling water.
  3. Drop the broccoli into the pot of boiling water, let it boil for 3-4 minutes, remove the broccoli from the hot water and immediately drop it into the ice water. This is called “shocking” the broccoli and cooks the vegetable while retaining a tender crisp and bright green color. Drain the shocked broccoli and set aside.
  4. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  5. Top one slice of bread (on the unbuttered side) with 1 slice of cheddar, some cooked broccoli, and top with another slice of cheese.
  6. Top the sandwich with another slice of bread (buttered side facing out) and heat the sandwich in your skillet over medium-high heat until the sandwich is golden brown on one side and the cheese starts to melt.
  7. Turn the sandwich around and heat on the opposite side- press the sandwich down with a spatula. Cook until golden brown on both sides and the cheese has completely melted.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
  • Calories: 499
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 838mg
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.9
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Protein: 23.2g
  • Cholesterol: 79mg

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