Grilled Broccoli and Cheese Sandwich


An idea of mine that stemmed from wanting a grilled cheese sandwich and then later thinking about broccoli and cheese and deciding to put them together, which came out very good!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 sandwiches


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • ¾ cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed

  • ¼ cup finely chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia®)

  • 4 slices whole grain sliced bread

  • 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Distribute sauteed vegetables evenly on 2 slices of bread. Place 2 slices Cheddar cheese over the vegetables, season with garlic powder, and top with remaining 2 slices of bread.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, tilting the skillet to distribute the butter evenly as it melts. Place the sandwiches into the skillet and cook until the bottom piece of bread is golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  4. Melt remaining butter in the skillet. Carefully flip each sandwich, evenly coating the bread with melted butter. Cook until each sandwich is golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

543 Calories
39g Fat
28g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 543
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 49%
Saturated Fat 23g 117%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 708mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 35mg 173%
Calcium 505mg 39%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 337mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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