Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A delicious way of making sure you or your kids finish those greens.

Have some left over broccoli from the night before or want to make someone fall in love with it? Simple – add some cheese, put it in a sandwich and there you go! Also saves a trip to your nearest McDonalds.

Feeds: 2 people          Time: 20 minutes           Effort Level: Easy


Florets from 1 medium head broccoli, chopped small
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon (cracked) black pepper
Unsalted butter, (softened)
6 to 8 slices bread
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded or thinly sliced


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.gas mark conversion

2. On a sheet pan, mix the broccoli, oil, salt, and pepper.

3. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes – Gas mark 3 or until the broccoli is evenly roasted but not burnt. (Allow to cool after roasted broccoli is taken out o oven)

4. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat.

5. Spread butter evenly on one side of the slices of bread.

6. Layer cheese on the unbuttered side of the bread slices, then add chopped broccoli in the middle and more cheese on top so that the broccoli lies between two layers of cheese. This keeps the small pieces of broccoli from falling out as the cheese melts.

7. Top each with another slice of bread, butter side out.

8. “Grill” in the skillet, turning sandwiches over once, until the cheese melts and the bread is evenly toasted.

mature grated cheddar


unsalted butter







This recipe was inspired by Bountiful: Recipes inspired by our garden



11 thoughts on “Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    1. Hi Nicola, thank you for commenting. Yes you are right, using a skillet is basically frying, however since we’re applying unsalted butter on the outside of the sandwich you do not need to use any oil as the butter does not allow the bread to get stuck and hence burnt but gives the bread a golden colour (on low heat). However I have tried this recipe using the grill too and it works just as well! Just make sure the cheese has melted to keep all the ingredients on the inside in-tacked. You could also use a sandwich toaster or panini presser ( if you have one and it works just as well! Thanks again for commenting and I hope this helps anyone else who had a similar concern with this recipe. Enjoy


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