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Avocado Grilled Cheese – Ultimate Comfort Food Recipe

Looking for a way to dress up your favorite comfort food? Why not try this recipe for Avocado Grilled Cheese. The magic ingredient? Avocado Pesto!

making an avocado grilled cheese sandwichThose of you who know me well, or just those who read last years “new years” blog post know that my resolutions never start on time.  Chronic procrastination?  Maybe.  Probably.  

Anyways, I never start the new year off on time.  Sometimes it’s mid-January, but this year it’s February 1st.  One of my goals is to blog more (yaaasssss!), and another is to eat more healthy food.  

But yesterday it was raining when I made this recipe…so I had to compromise to make healthy comfort food.  Thus, this recipe for an Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese was born.

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sandwich with tomatoes, avocado and cheese

Can you say drool or what?  I love these little guys so much.  It was the perfect lunch to have on a rainy day.  I’m in LA, so having a rainy day is practically a celebration!  

And definitely an excuse to break out comfort food in the form of this Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese.

soup and sandwich

I had it with some tomato soup the first time I made it, and let me describe it with one word: YUM.  I sliced the bread pretty thickly for this version so I could dunk it in the soup!

MMMMMMM.  Tomato soup and grilled cheese are a match made in heaven!

salad and sandwich

The next time I made this recipe I served it with a little salad.  It was just as delicious with salad!

Making the avocado grilled cheese sandwich
avocado, bread, cheese and tomatoes

The recipe is pretty simple, and contains so many yummy ingredients!

  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 oz Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 4 small slices of bread
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado pesto
  • a little butter OR some cooking spray

bowl of avocado pesto

The crucial ingredient in this recipe is the Avocado Pesto.  I cannot get enough of this delicious spread.  It’s super easy to make in a food processor and only contains a few ingredients – avocados, pine nuts, garlic, basil and olive oil – that’s it! 

This packs the Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese with tons of flavor.  And trust me, a little goes a long way!

Be sure to also check out my tips for deciding whether an avocado is ripe.

avocado pesto on bread

First, I’m going to give you two options

  • Butter or olive oil?  Butter gives the bread a bit more color when cooking, and it makes it a little greasy but oh so yummy.  Olive oil yields a sandwich with fewer calories, and takes away the greasy factor.
  • Big or little sandwiches?  I used four tiny slices, but you could use two normal ones if you want to yield a big sandwich instead of little baby ones.  I like the little mini ones though, they’re super cute!  Slice away!

A baguette is a good choice because of the shape of the slices when cut. See how I used one for my stoplight baguettes here.

Grease a frying pan with either butter or olive oil.  Slather all four slices (or two, if that’s your thing) with avocado pesto and place in the pan on medium heat.

slices of cheese on bread

Grate some cheese (I used Swiss) and place on your toasts.

cheese slices and avocado slices on toasts

Cut your avocado and place it on the toasts.  Next goes the tomato.  For a less-drippy-sandwich (anyone who has ever put tomatoes on a sandwich should get what I’m saying here) take the seeds/liquid part off the tomato, and just put the fleshy part on the sandwich.  

Close the sandwiches and when the cheese starts to get melty, you’re ready to go!

tomato, avocado and cheese sandwich

Boom!  Now you’ve got yourself and Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese!

Do you have a favorite addition to grilled cheese sandwiches?  Please let me know in the comments below!

Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in February of 2016. I have updated the post with some new photo and a printable recipe card.

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Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese

Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese

Looking for the ultimate in comfort food sandwiches. Try this avocado grilled cheese recipe. It's amazing!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 oz swiss cheese
  • 100 grams avocado
  • 4 baguette slices
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado pesto
  • a little butter OR some cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Grease a frying pan with either butter or olive oil.
  2. Slather all four slices of bread with avocado pesto and place in the pan on medium heat.
  3. Layer swiss cheese on all four slices of bread.
  4. Layer avocado on two slices of bread.
  5. Layer tomato on two slices of bread.
  6. Put each cheese slice with a fully layered slice.
  7. When the cheese starts to melt and the bread is golden it's done.
  8. Serve with soup or a salad!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 497
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

 

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