This Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a classic comfort food great for dinners or lunches. While it’s not exactly healthy, it is simple and delicious, using sliced meat (chicken or turkey), avocado, and tomato in addition to the cheese. Try it out for your next meal, it’s great with a side of soup and some veggies!
Want to take your grilled cheese to the next level? This bad boy may not be the healthiest version of a grilled cheese, but then again, if you’re eating grilled cheese in the first place you’re probably not too concerned with it being healthy.
Read on for the super simple instructions.
How to Make a Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The first thing is to get out the slices of bread and softened butter. I like to use Franz 7 Grain Gluten Free Bread as I like the taste and texture the best.
Using about 1.5 tablespoons of the butter, spread a thin layer on one side of each of the flour slices of bread. Place the remainder of the butter in a large non-stick pan and put it on the stove over medium-low heat.
Next take two slices of bread and flip them over so the buttered side is face down (and the unbuttered side is facing you). Lay down the following items in order on each piece of bread (following the order in the pictures below):
– One slice of cheese
– Two slices of deli meat
– Half of the sliced avocado
– Two slices of Roma tomato
– The other slice of cheese
Top it off with the other slices of bread so that the buttered side is facing up (facing you).
Next you’ll carefully place both sandwiches in the pan. Typically gluten free bread is fairly small so you should be able to accommodate two sandwiches without crowding them together.
Cook the first side of the sandwich for 3 or 4 minutes. Once it’s done browning and the cheese is getting a little melty, flip the sandwich (again, carefully) using a spatula. Turn the heat to low and cook this side for another 3 or 4 minutes.
The bread should look something like this when it’s ready to flip:
If you find that the sandwich is getting too brown before the cheese is melting then turn the heat to the lowest setting to slow the browning process but have it still be warm enough for the cheese to melt.
Remove the sandwiches once the cheese is melted to your liking (but before the bread is burnt), then let cool slightly before serving.
If you try out this Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe (or any other recipe) then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how it went in the comments below. Seriously, I love hearing from you!
Looking for more comfort foods? Try these recipes out:
– Gluten Free Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
– Gluten Free Slow Cooker Three Bean Chili
– Oven Roasted Kobocha Squash Soup with Coconut Milk
– Bacon Fried Rice
– Crustless Banana Cream Pie Cups
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Recipe for Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 2 tbsp softened butter
- 4 slices gluten free bread
- 4 slices cheese cheddar or colby jack
- 4 slices Roma tomato
- 1 small avocado thinly sliced
- 4 slices chicken or turkey breast
- A table knife
- A large non-stick pan
- A spatula
- Using a table knife and 1.5 tablespoons of the butter, spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each piece of gluten free bread.
- Put the remaining butter in a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat.
- Flip two slices of bread so the buttered side is facing down and the unbuttered side is facing up. Place one slice of cheese on each piece of bread, followed by two slices of turkey or chicken, half a sliced avocado, two slices of roma tomato, and the second slice of cheese (on each of the two pieces of bread).
- Place the the other pieces of bread with the unbuttered side face down on top of the slices of cheese. Next, carefully place both sandwiches into the hot pan using a spatula, being careful not to crowd them
- Cook the sandwich for 3-4 mins on medium-low, turning the heat to low if the sandwiches are browning too quickly before the cheese begins to melt.
- Once the first side is browned and the cheese is getting melty, flip the sandwich over with the spatula and cook for 3-4 more minutes on low.
- If the sandwich is getting brown but the cheese isn't melted yet, turn the heat to the lowest setting to slow the cooking but letting the cheese melt.
- Once the cheese is melted to your liking, remove the sandwiches with the spatula and let cool slightly before serving.