PER SERVING (entire recipe): 270 calories, 9.5g fat, 980mg sodium, 28g carbs, 5g fiber, 4g sugars, 16.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*
If you've ever needed a good reason to get out of bed in the morning, get familiar with this recipe. A grilled cheese for breakfast = a smile on your face all day long!
1 frozen meatless or turkey sausage patty with 80 calories or less (like the kind by MorningStar Farms or Jimmy Dean)
2 slices light bread
2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature
1 slice fat-free American cheese
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
2 tbsp. sugar-free pancake syrup
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add patty and cook until hot and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Once cool enough to handle, roughly chop and set aside.
Lay bread slices flat and evenly spread the upward-facing sides with butter. Flip slices over. Evenly top one slice with American cheese and chopped sausage. Spread the other slice of bread with the cheese wedge, and then place it on top of the first slice, buttered side up. Set aside.
If needed, clean and dry skillet. Re-spray skillet and bring to medium-high heat on the stove. Gently place sandwich in the skillet and cook until lightly browned on the outside and hot on the inside, about 2 minutes per side, flipping carefully with a spatula.
Place syrup in a small microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 20 seconds, or until very warm. Serve sandwich with syrup for dunking and enjoy!
MAKES 1 SERVING