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The Grilled Cheese Jackpot! (3 New Recipes!)

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Gooey cheese between bread may be one of the most basic comfort foods ever... but that doesn't make us love it any less. Check out THREE new twists on the melty-licious classic!

 
 
Fancy Grilled Ham & Cheese

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 211 calories, 7g fat, 1,126mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 4g sugars, 13.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Ham and cheese might not conjure up images of linen napkins and fine dining, but you may change your mind after tasting this concoction...
 


Ingredients:
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1/2 tbsp. Hellmann's/Best Foods Dijonnaise (or another mild creamy Dijon mustard)
2 slices light bread
2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature
1 1/2 oz. sliced 97 - 98% fat-free ham (about 3 slices)
2 tbsp. chopped roasted red peppers

Directions:
In a small bowl, combine cheese wedge with Dijonnaise and mix until smooth. Set aside.

Lay bread slices flat and spread the upward-facing sides with butter. Flip slices over, and spread these sides with cheese mixture.

Evenly top one cheese-covered slice with ham and roasted red peppers. Place the other bread slice on top, buttered side up. Set aside.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray 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.

Serve and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING 

 
 
 
Sausage-Stuffed Breakfast Grilled Cheese

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!

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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 

 
 
 
Savory Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 215 calories, 6g fat, 819mg sodium, 31g carbs, 7.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 11.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

"HG, have you gone nuts? PUMPKIN in grilled cheese?" Yes, we've gone nuts... over this super-decadent sandwich! You've never had anything quite like it...



Ingredients:
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin (Libby's is the best!)
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
2 dashes cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Dash black pepper
2 slices light bread
2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature
1 slice fat-free cheddar cheese
 
Directions:
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add onion and, stirring occasionally, cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

To the bowl, add pumpkin, cheese wedge, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Mix until smooth and set aside.

Lay bread slices flat and evenly spread the upward-facing sides with butter. Flip slices over. Evenly top one slice with pumpkin mixture, followed by the slice of cheese. Place the other bread slice on top, buttered side up. Set aside.

Re-spray skillet with nonstick spray 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.

Serve and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 

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It's National Grilled Cheese Month! If these grilled cheese recipes aren't enough for you, there are two MORE in the new HG cookbook... Click 'n see!

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