Pub Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Cheddar

A super easy cream cheese spread elevates your basic grilled cheese to something special. Try these paired with a roasted tomato bisque for an upscale take on a comfort food classic.

Prep:  5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings


  • ¼ cup light cream cheese
  • 4 tsp grainy mustard
  • 3 TB minced shallot
  • 1 TB minced dill pickle
  • 8 slices multigrain bread
  • ¾ cup shredded low fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray


Combine cream cheese, mustard, shallot, and pickle in a small bowl. Spread mixture evenly across one side of all slices of bread. Top each sandwich with 3 TB cheddar cheese and press to close (with cream cheese mixture on the inside). Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Cook sandwiches for 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly toasted and cheese is melted.