For a fancy, yet easy twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, give this roasted red pepper sandwich a try. Trust us when we say you will absolutely love how the roasted red peppers, fresh basil, green onion, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, hot pepper sauce and Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar come together to create this flavorful grilled cheese recipe. You’ll want to share it with family and friends on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
¼ cup bottled roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
6 ounces Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1½ cups)
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
8 slices whole-wheat bread
Nonstick cooking spray
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
Bread of choice
To make 2 cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches, place the roasted red peppers on a stack of several paper towels and blot dry. Then chop peppers and set aside.
MIX together the reduced-fat mayonnaise, white wine vinegar and hot pepper sauce in a medium bowl. Add grated Cabot Sharp Lite50 Cheddar cheese, chopped fresh basil, finely chopped green onion and the reserved roasted red peppers. Stir gently to combine.
COAT one side of each slice of bread with cooking spray and arrange 4 slices, coated-side-down, on work surface. Spread each slice with one-fourth of the cheese mixture and top with tomato slices. Add remaining bread slices, coated-side-up.
HEAT a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sandwiches and cook, turning midway, until bread is lightly browned and cheese begins to melt, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to plates, cut in half diagonally and serve immediately. Enjoy!
In the mood for another great twist on the classic grilled cheese? Try these Mushroom Melts next! Cabot is a co-operative of 800 farm families, bringing many years of experience to make only the best products for you and your family. We’d love to hear your feedback on these roasted red pepper sandwiches, so please rate and review the recipe when you have the chance!
Grand Prize Winner from Jackie Millis, RD, of Jackson Heights, NY.
This was good! It was a nice change from the usual grilled cheese and tomato. I omitted the basil because I did not have any.
Love this sandwich.