Grilled Cheese with Peaches: A Tasty Twist on a Classic!

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Get ready to take your taste buds on an exciting adventure with this unexpected twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich. By adding the sweetness of canned peaches, we're creating a delicious combination that will make your lunchtime extra special. Not only is this sandwich quick and easy to make, but it's also a fun way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your day. Let's dive into the recipe for Grilled Cheese with Peaches!

Makes:  4 servings

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time: 3 minutes

  • 8 slices 100% whole grain bread- WIC Approved Item
  • 1 15-oz can of peaches packed in juice or water, drained- - WIC Approved Item
  • 8 slices low-fat cheddar cheese- - WIC Approved Item
  • 7 1/2 cups spinach- - WIC Approved Item
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  1. Heat the 4 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. 
  2. Place 4 slices of whole grain bread in the pan. These will be the bottom slices of your sandwiches.
  3. Layer the ingredients on each slice of bread in the following order: one slice of cheese, a handful of spinach, 4 to 6 peach slices, another slice of cheese, and finally, a slice of bread to top it off. You can get creative with the arrangement, making sure to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  4. After 4 to 5 minutes, carefully flip each sandwich using a spatula. The bread should turn golden brown and the cheese should start melting.
  5. Cook the sandwiches for another 4 to 5 minutes on the other side. This will ensure that the cheese is fully melted. 
  • Feel free to experiment with other leafy greens, such as arugula, to add a different flavor and texture to your sandwich. It's a great way to personalize the recipe to your liking.
  • Don't be afraid to try different types of cheese! While low-fat cheddar cheese works well, you can explore other options like Swiss, mozzarella, or even a tangy goat cheese.
Why We Love Grilled Cheese with Peaches:
  1. Unexpected Flavor Combination: The sweetness of the peaches adds a unique twist to the classic grilled cheese sandwich. The combination of the warm, melted cheese with the juicy peaches creates a perfect balance of flavors.
  2. Quick and Easy: This recipe is perfect for a quick and satisfying lunch. With just a few simple steps, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal ready in no time.
  3. Sneak in More Fruits and Veggies: Adding peaches and spinach to your grilled cheese sandwich is a clever way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your day. It's an excellent opportunity to boost your nutritional intake without sacrificing taste.
  4. Versatility and Personalization: You can make this recipe your own by trying different variations. Switch up the greens, experiment with different cheeses, or add other ingredients that you enjoy. Let your taste buds guide you on a flavor adventure!

Grilled Cheese with Peaches is a delightful twist on the classic sandwich that will surprise and delight your taste buds. With the sweetness of peaches and the savory goodness of cheese, this recipe offers a perfect balance of flavors. So, gather your ingredients, heat up the pan, and savor the deliciousness of Grilled Cheese with Peaches. Enjoy this quick, easy, and healthy lunchtime treat!

Recipe adapted from MyPlate Kitchen

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