As a vegetarian, I love a good grilled cheese. It’s always been one of my favorite comfort foods and I enjoyed it from my meat-eating days into my vegetarian days. My mind is more conscious about getting the nutrients it needs though since I don’t eat meat and so when I went to make a grilled cheese one day, I thought…. “Maybe I should try to add some veggies”
Well, that created this delicious concoction and I’m excited to share it with you!
For me, I eat alone most of the time because my parents don’t eat what I eat and Nick isn’t around all the time to eat my leftovers or for me to cook an actual sized meal. I came up with a way to re-use my leftovers quickly though, so that makes this entire recipe perfect!
Choice of Bread
Choice of Sliced Cheese (I use Velveeta)
*You can use any veggies you like! I plan on adding mushroom next time for added health benefit.
This may be self explanatory, but I found it worked best to do bread, cheese, all veggies, cheese, then bread. I tried one where I went bread, cheese, tomatoes, cheese, bell peppers, cheese, avocado, cheese, bread and it didn’t turn out as well. Just FYI. Then just grill it to your personal preference!
My favorite thing about this veggie grilled cheese is that it’s all about what YOU want! If you don’t like something I put on mine, it doesn’t mean you have to add the same thing. It can be made differently for different people.
I paired mine with some tomato soup. Nothing special – Campbell’s. It turned out a lot better than I expected, honestly! Even though it was a grilled cheese, I still felt like I was getting additional nutrients I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. It’s a somewhat healthy spin on a staple comfort food. Of course, you can make it more or less healthy too! And I use the term “healthy” very loosely (I don’t want any health nuts going on a rant about my healthy grilled cheese haha) As a vegetarian, I’m trying to sneak in my veggies any way I can – and this was one of those great ideas I had.
Say you’re cooking for one (like me) and you have left over veggies. Just save them and make an omelet the next morning. Of course, it might help to be good at making omelets… I am not. This omelet did not turn out so great. Nick, on the other hand, is excellent at making omelets! Next time, I’ll leave that to him or maybe take a few lessons!
Would you consider adding veggies to your grilled cheese?
Do you make any “adult” grilled cheese pairings that I should know about?
Do you use leftovers of one meal to contribute to a future meal?
Have a wonderful weekend sweet friends!