Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 12 slices whole grain bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 in ripe avocado cuthalf, pitted, peeled and each half cut into 6 slices
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes oil-packed, drained and sliced


  • DO AHEAD TIP: If you’re following the Serving Suggestion for tomorrow night’s dinner, make the Simple Gazpacho so it can be well chilled. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Place 3 tablespoons of cheese on six of the unbuttered sides of bread. Add 2 teaspoons of sun dried tomato slices. Arrange 2 slices of avocado on top of the tomato slices. Sprinkle on another 2 teaspoons of cheese. Top each with a slice of bread, butter side up.
  • In the heated skillet, add the sandwiches and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until toasted and golden with the cheese melted.


Per Serving: 473 Calories; 28g Fat; 18g Protein; 43g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 55mg Cholesterol; 750mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with a simple gazpacho: dice 3 large ripe tomatoes, 1 small onion, 1 small cucumber, salt and pepper to taste. Now add enough of your favorite jarred salsa (I use a chipotle salsa that’s wonderful) to “soup” it up. Chill for a few hours or overnight. Stir before serving.
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