Makeover Deluxe Grilled Cheese Recipe
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Makeover Deluxe Grilled Cheese Recipe

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With a few simple tricks, we actually boosted the fantastic toasty taste of these mouthwatering sandwiches, but slashed fat, calories and cholesterol to less than half! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 ounce herbed fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 small tart apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 225 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a small skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion until tender; set aside.
  2. Place bread slices on a baking sheet; spritz with butter-flavored cooking spray. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Spread goat cheese over two untoasted sides of bread slices. Top with apple slices and reserved onion; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Broil 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top with remaining slices. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Deluxe Grilled Cheese in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p23

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"We really like this sandwich. I have used other soft cheeses and substituted thinly sliced pears for the apples."

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