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Portabello Kale Grilled Cheese February 16, 2013

Jamie says: Who knew that grilled cheese could be oh-so good?!

Ubber cheesy, ubber delicious!

Ubber cheesy, ubber delicious!

Looking for a meatless meal for Lent? Look no further…

Meatless meal for Lent

Meatless meal for Lent

Grilled cheese has moved beyond the two slices of cheese between two slices of white bread…

Grown-up grilled cheese

Grown-up grilled cheese

Meet your new love- Portabello Kale Grilled Cheese- made with succulent sauteed mushrooms and onions and beautiful green kale. Served on your not-so-average oatmeal bread.

Portabello Kale Grilled Cheese

Portabello Kale Grilled Cheese

Portabello Kale Grilled Cheese


  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (Filippo Berio)
  • 4 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms (Publix)
  • dash freshly ground pepper
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 4 cups kale, prewashed (Glory Foods)
  • 4 oz 2% reduced fat shredded cheese (Publix)
  • 4 slices oatmeal bread (Publix Greenwise Market Organic Honey Oatmeal Bread)
  • 1 tsp trans fat free buttery spread (Smart Balance)


  1. Preheat sandwich press/panini maker. Preheat a large non-stick saute pan on medium heat.
  2. Slice onion. Quarter slices. Add extra virgin olive oil in saute pan followed by onion pieces. Stir with a wooden spoon occasionally until lightly browned, about 6 minutes.
  3. Spread buttery spread on bread and place bread in sandwich press/panini maker. Heat until light brown grill marks appear, about 4 minutes. Place on a plate.
  4. To the onions, add sliced baby bella mushrooms, freshly ground pepper, and sea salt. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes until slightly softened. Add kale. Stir and heat another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese for 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  5. Top one piece of bread with cheesy sauteed portabellos, kale, and onions. Place the other slice of bread on top. Enjoy!

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition note: Jazz up the flavor and nutrition of your grilled cheese by adding vegetables (kale, mushrooms, and onions), using a bread with whole grains (such as oats), and selecting a reduced fat cheese.

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