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Makeover Deluxe Grilled Cheese

You might not have known healthy grilled cheese was possible. But 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


  • 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


  • In a small skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion until tender; set aside.
  • Place bread slices on a baking sheet; spritz with butter-flavored cooking spray. Broil 4 in. from the heat until golden brown, 2-3 minutes.
  • Spread goat cheese over 2 untoasted sides of bread slices. Top with apple slices and reserved onion; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Broil until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes longer. Top with remaining slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 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.
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