Spicy Grilled Cheese

Makes 2 servings

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 5 min

2012 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 3rd Place!


½  red bell pepper, finely chopped ½ 
green onions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 15 mL
½ tsp chili powder 2 mL
Pinch cayenne powder Pinch
4 slices whole grain bread 4 slices
slices light Swiss cheese 80 g
1½ tsp canola oil 7 mL
Kids of all ages love grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.
Try serving it with a tangy bean salad for lunch.


Step 1
In a small bowl, stir together pepper, onions, cilantro, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Spread evenly on 2 bread slices.

Step 2
Top with cheese and cover with remaining bread slices. Brush one side with some of the oil.

Step 3
Place sandwiches in large nonstick skillet, oiled side down and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until golden.

Step 4
Flip sandwich over and cook for about 3 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted.


Use your favourite cheese to make it your own.
Try different peppers to change the flavour. For a spicier sandwich, try using jalapeno peppers.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 sandwich
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 344
Fat / Lipides 8.3 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 493 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 43.6 g
Fiber / Fibres 7.8 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 24.0 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Akhil, from North York, thinks kids will like this recipe because of the mix of cheese and seasonings like cilantro and cayenne.