Grilled Cheese and Cabbage Sandwich

I used to eat grilled cheese sandwiches with cabbage in them a lot when I was a kid, and I always loved them. Now I almost never eat grilled cheese, but this week I started craving them. I wanted to make a slightly more "adult" version of the sandwich, so I upgraded the cheese from American to colby jack and havarti, and since I had no red cabbage on hand (the usual type, and honestly my favourite), I used napa this time. I really love the cabbage and pickles in a grilled cheese, because it adds a nice crunch to the sandwich, a little extra nutrition and a slight twist on the usual flavour. Hope you enjoy!

2 slices bread
handful of pickle slices (optional)
1 slice colby jack cheese
1 slice havarti cheese
1/4 - 1/3 cup sliced or shredded cabbage
thin layer of oil or butter

Heat pan or sandwich machine (I use a sandwich machine), or grill. Put a tiny layer of fat on the outside of each piece of bread. Put a slice of cheese on the bread, then top with pickle slices and cabbage. Add second slice of cheese, then second slice of bread. Grill, fry or cook in the usual manner you use at home. Serves 1.


  1. Such a FANTASTIC idea!! I can't wait to fix your version of grilled cheese!!

  2. Now I'm hungry! You always have such good ideas and nice recipes to make them possible for the rest of us to duplicate.

  3. Thanks, Astra; I really just can't get enough of grilled cheese and cabbage. :)

    Thanks, Mary! I really try to avoid eating the "college diet" even though I'm on the "college budget." LOL.


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