Asparagus Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Apr. 12, 2012

This grown-up grilled cheese sandwich features two buttery and nutty cheeses that tastes superb with the official vegetable of spring, asparagus.


Bread slice 4 (Recommended Multigrain)
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Asparagus 1 Bunch (100 gm)
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
Manchego cheese/Pecorino romano 2 Ounce , thinly sliced and divided
Gruyere cheese/Fontina 2 Ounce , thinly sliced and divided


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Break off the tough end of the asparagus and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and spread into a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper and 1 tsp of red pepper flakes. Roast asparagus for 15 minutes or until tender but crisp.

Butter one side of the bread slices. Place half of the Manchango cheese on the bread, opposite side of the butter, then line half of the asparagus diagonally allowing for the spears to hang outside of the sandwich. Top the asparagus with half of the Gruyere cheese and finish the sandwich with bread over the Gruyere, butter side up. Repeat the process for the other sandwich.

Preheat a skillet on a medium-high heat. Place sandwich in the pan, butter side down, and lower heat to medium-low and grill until underside is a deep brown but not burnt and cheese is partially melted, about 5-6 minutes. Flip sandwich and grill other side, an additional 4 to 5 minutes. Slice in half on a diagonal and serve hot. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 632Calories from Fat 430

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.4%

Saturated Fat 15 g75%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 399 mg16.63%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet