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Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches with Pickles

Total Time
15 min
9 min
6 min
A quick-and-easy cream cheese spread elevates your basic grilled cheese to something special. Shallots, mustard and pickles bring an additional flavor that dresses up your grilled cheese even more with their contrasting textures and flavors. The secret to a delicious grilled cheese sandwich is cooking it slowly. We kept the heat at medium to ensure that the bread toasts at the same level. You want to be sure that the cheese melts at the same rate that the bread is toasted. Serve this fabulous sandwich with fruit or a tossed salad.


Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Reduced-fat whipped cream cheese

¼ cup(s)

Uncooked shallot(s)

3 Tbsp, minced


4 tsp, grainy variety

Unsweetened dill pickle(s)

1 Tbsp, or bread and butter pickles, minced

Reduced-calorie bread

8 slice(s)

Reduced-fat cheddar cheese

¾ cup(s), shredded, sharp variety


  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, shallot, mustard and pickles; on one side of each piece of bread, spread about 1 tbsp cream cheese mixture. Top each of 4 slices of bread with 3 tbsp cheese; cover with remaining bread slices, cream cheese-side down.
  2. Coat a large skillet with nonstick spray, then set over medium heat; cook sandwiches, flipping once, until lightly toasted and cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Serving size: 1 sandwich