Spicy Grilled Cheese

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Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 3rd Place!

Kids of all ages love grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. Akhil, from North York, thinks kids will like this recipe because of the mix of cheese and seasonings like cilantro and cayenne. Try serving it with a tangy bean salad for lunch.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Makes: 2 servings


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


Red bell pepper, finely chopped                      


Green onions, thinly sliced                               


Chopped fresh cilantro                                  

1 Tbsp (15 mL) 

Chili powder                                                  

1 tsp (5 mL)   

Cayenne powder                                           


Whole grain bread                                          


Slices whole grain bread


Light Swiss cheese slices                                

 2 (80 g)

Canola oil                                                                                  

1 1/2 tsp (7 mL)


  1. 1. In a small bowl, stir together pepper, onions, cilantro, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Spread evenly on 2 bread slices. 
  2. Top with cheese and cover with remaining bread slices. Brush one side with some of the oil.
  3. Place sandwiches in large nonstick skillet, oiled side down and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until golden.
  4. Flip sandwich over and cook for about 3 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information per sandwich): 

Calories: 344 kcal

Protein: 24 g

Fat: 8 g

Carbohydrate: 44 g

Fibre: 8 g

Sodium: 493 mg



Last Update – August 1, 2017

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