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broccoli & cheddar melts // cait's plate

broccoli & cheddar melts

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
  • Category: lunch


this comforting vegetarian sandwich uses just 5 ingredients.  kid & adult-friendly, it comes together quickly and is delicious eaten straight up or paired with soup or salad for a perfect cold weather meal.


  • 2 slices of hearty whole grain bread (sourdough also works!)
  • 1/2 cup cooked broccoli florets, stems removed & roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I recommend buying a block of cheddar and shredding it yourself for the best melt)
  • Pad of butter
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Spread the outside of one slice of bread with some butter then place butter side down in a large non-stick skillet or on a griddle.
  2. Layer half the cheese on the inside of the bread and top with chopped cooked broccoli.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper as desired.
  3. Top broccoli with remaining cheese then sandwich second slice of bread on top.  Spread outside of second side of bread with butter.
  4. Turn heat to medium-low and cook (~3-5 minutes each side) or until cheese is melted & bread is golden brown.


  • If packing for lunch: (1) Wrap sandwich in tinfoil and place in a convection oven to reheat.  (2) Remove tinfoil and place on a microwave-safe plate.  Microwave for 20-30 seconds on HIGH (you’ll lose a little crisp but it’ll still taste great!).

Keywords: lunch, sandwich, broccoli and cheddar, vegetarian

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