Roasted Broccoli Red Pepper Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Pearl Rodriguez Modified: March 21, 2022
Roasted Broccoli Red Pepper Grilled Cheese Recipe

How To Make Roasted Broccoli Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

Don’t write this off as just your regular piece of sandwich. This decadent red pepper grilled cheese sandwich is the heightened version of the classic meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Roasted Vegetables:

  • 1 lbbroccoli(or 8 oz broccoli florets)
  • 1red bell pepper
  • 1yellow onionsmall
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1pinchred pepper flakes(optional)
  • black pepperfreshly ground, to taste

For

  • 8sliceswhole grain bread(preferably sourdough)
  • 8ozcheddar cheeseshredded
  • 2tspDijon mustard
  • 1tbspbutter

Instructions

Roasted Vegetables:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Prepare your veggies, keeping in mind slice the vegetables roughly the same size for even cooking.

  3. Remove the florets from the broccoli stems and slice them into bite-sized pieces.

  4. Slice the bell pepper into thin strips. Halve the onion and slice it into thin strips as well.

  5. Transfer the prepared veggies to a large, rimmed baking sheet.

  6. Drizzle on the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add the salt and toss until all of the ingredients are evenly combined.

  7. Arrange the veggies in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with red pepper flakes and a few twists’ worth of freshly ground black pepper. Bake until the veggies are tender and deeply caramelized, about 20 minutes, tossing halfway.

Sandwiches:

  1. Spread a very thin layer of Dijon mustard on one slice of bread.

  2. Top the mustard with a heavy sprinkling of shredded cheese, then as much roasted vegetables as you can reasonably fit on top.

  3. Top with more cheese and place another piece of bread on top. Repeat for the remaining three sandwiches.

  4. Heat a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add a generous pat of butter.

  5. Let the butter melt and swirl it around. Carefully place one sandwich on one side of the pan, then another sandwich on the other side. Cover the pan with a lid or a baking pan to encourage the cheese to melt.

  6. Let the sandwich cook until the bottom side is golden and the cheese is mostly melted. Use a spatula to life one sandwich out of the pan at a time. Add a little more butter to the pan and let it melt.

  7. Carefully flip the sandwiches over and place them back in the pan to cook the other sides until they’re nice and golden.

  8. Once the cheese is melted through and both sides are golden, transfer the sandwiches to serving plates. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 660.57kcal
  • Fat: 33.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.79g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.84g
  • Fiber: 17.90g
  • Sugar: 15.44g
  • Protein: 35.28g
  • Cholesterol: 65.47mg
  • Sodium: 917.01mg
  • Calcium: 679.15mg
  • Potassium: 1759.98mg
  • Iron: 5.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 361.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 444.98mg
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