Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich #NationalGrilledCheeseDay

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day! Grilled cheese sandwiches are a big hit in my home. My kids love them just as much as I did as a child and now as an adult! I try to look for new ways to make these sandwiches though. The traditional way is fine but it is also a great way to “hide” veggies so my kids do not know! 



Ingredients used:

Any type of bread, we used Udi’s gluten free white bread

Mexican shredded cheese

1 handful of baby spinach

1 each Mini peppers (red, orange and yellow)

1 Diced onion



First I sauteed the onions and peppers. While the peppers where cooking I cooked the baby spinach by boiling them for 5 minutes, when they were done cooking I drained it really well so that my bread did not get soggy.


Next I spread butter on  the bread placed and placed it in the pan to grill butter face down. On the un-buttered side of the bread I added cheese, sauteed peppers, baby spinach and onions. 


Finally I added another layer of cheese on top of the spinach, then buttered another piece of bread, butter side facing up on top of the sandwich. 


Cook until crispy and there you have a delicious and healthy grilled cheese sandwich! 


While today is National Grilled Cheese Day what grilled cheese recipe will  you be making today? 



  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    We are big fans of grilled cheese in our house. I love mine with bacon 🙂

    • Bacon goes with anything! LOL Bacon and tomato is another one of my favorite grilled cheese sandwiches too!

  2. Christina H says:

    We love grilled cheese! My husband is a purist – only cheese, but I like to add other things. Spinach is delicious as well as caramelized onions and bacon 🙂

  3. We just had grilled cheese last night. I wish I read this post yesterday because everything that you put on that grilled cheese I love. What a great idea.

  4. Wow! This is one tasty sounding sandwich! I love grilled cheese!

  5. Oooh, i love, love, love this recipe. Grilled cheese is one of my favorites and adding veggies is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I’ve never thought about adding veggies to my grilled cheese. Great idea! Tasty and healthier!

  7. Miranda Welle says:

    I love grill cheese. However, I prefer my vegetables separate! LOL. I don’t know why I’m weird like that. However, my husband would love this.

  8. I had no idea that there is a national grilled cheese day!! This looks like a great grilled cheese never thought of hiding veggies in it.

  9. WOW! I never would have thought to put veggies in a grilled cheese! This is my new go-to recipe! Thanks!

  10. Grilled Cheese is a fave at our house! This sounds like a delicious and healthy way to serve them the next time we eat them for lunch. 🙂

  11. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Grill cheese is a favorite in my house. This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to make it this weekend.

  12. This sounds so yummy! I love veggies prepared this way and this combo looks amazing!

  13. Looks way better than a regular grilled cheese sandwich.

  14. oh my this looks delic. i remember while growing up my mom used to make them all the time and a lof of times she would add tomatoes. we loved them and still do.

  15. Seriously– that looks like heaven right now. I love grilled cheese SO darn much!

  16. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Vegetables and cheese pair together so well! I would love to recreate this at my home too.

  17. I love grilled cheese sandwiches! We add some avocado and tomatoes to ours. Yummy!!

  18. I love that you used mexican shredded cheese in this. It would add a lot of flavor!

  19. I love grilled cheese sandwiches…we make them often around here.

  20. My son’s favorite meal is a grilled cheese sandwich but it is really hard for us to get him to eat veggies. I wonder if I can trick him into eating his veggies with this recipe.

  21. Such a great way to spruce up a family fave. I love the idea of adding a little spinach!

  22. What’s not to like about a grilled cheese sandwich. I do them all the time with meat, but not veggies. I have to check this out!

  23. Elisabeth says:

    This is a brilliant way to get in your daily veggies!

  24. Laurie Nykaza says:

    This looks so good my son who has Celiacs would love it too. Cheese on a sandwich always makes it better.

  25. I’ve been wanting to try those baby peppers, and this is the perfect recipe to do it.

  26. Shakeia Rieux says:

    This veggie grilled cheese sandwich looks delicious. I definitely have to give it a try.

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