Toasted Whole Grain Apple Cheddar Panini


Good Thursday! How exciting we’ve got a nice long weekend coming up. You better believe the boys and I will be hitting up Disney!

Last week for lunch, I decided to put apple slices in my grilled cheese. I couldn’t imagine it tasting good, but I’ve always heard about the whole apple/cheddar combo being really tasty. To my surprise, it’s fantastic! You don’t believe me? Take 5 minutes and make one for yourself!

Plus, there’s apples inside, so it’s still considered healthy cooking right?!! I’ll say yes 🙂




Toasted Whole Grain Apple Cheddar Panini

2 slices Whole Grain Wheat Bread, lightly buttered on 1 side each (Love the Alpine Valley Loaf from Costco)

1/2 Gala apple, sliced almost paper thin, see pic of apples above

1/4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese, Tillamook works wonders here 🙂

Side of Dijon Mustard for dipping

1. Heat a small skillet or grill pan to get the panini look over medium heat. Place buttered side of bread #1 down in hot skillet. Layer bread with half the cheese, the apples then the remaining cheese. Top with bread #2, buttered side up. Grill for 1- 1 1/2 minutes per side pressing on sandwich (to get grill marks) until golden brown on each side. Remove, slice, dip in Dijon and EAT!

1 serving 🙂


Have a terrific LONG Weekend, come back soon for more “healthy” cookin’ over at Picky P!

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30 Responses
  1. Jenni

    I love apples and cheese is good. I’m going to try this one. I wonder how it will taste if I use red delicious apples

  2. Marla

    Hi Jenny! LOVE this version of grilled cheese. Believe it or not I am hosting a grilled cheese round up ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please submit any of your fab links, as many as you want ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Alina

    Your combination of ingredients is perfect. That’s great you’re using whole grain bread. I’ll definitely try this for breakfast someday!

  5. So Spiffy (Girl Japan- April Marie)

    Oh my gosh does this look amazing. You’ve got talent!!!!! How was your holiday? Sorry I have not been by recently.


    That looks yummy. I like cheese on apple pie. I posted a healthy and DELICIOUS recipe for Cilantro Pesto Chicken on my blog. You should give it a try. My kids LOVED it!

  7. Mikalisa

    The pic itself makes my mouth water. Will definitely make this over the weekend. Thanx so much! YUM! Have fun @ D-land!

  8. Veronica M.

    I love cheddar and apples together but have only had them plain as a snack–I love this sandwich idea! Must try soon.

  9. heddomarie

    Oh Apple pie is only good with melted cheddar on top! Never thought of it as a sandwich!

  10. Heidi Roylance

    You’re right, it doesn’t sound good! But somehow your photography makes it look so irresistable! I must confess though, during one of my pregnancies I craved apples and cheddar cheese together! So I know it is actually pretty good.

  11. Michelle

    Hi, I have tried your mini cheesecakes recipes. I finally go tthe pan. Had to order it online. Loved them !
    I was wondering , do you have anymore mini-cheesecakes recipes?

  12. Amy

    One of my favorite snacks from my childhood was a bagel, sliced in half, each topped with a generous slice of apple and sharp cheddar cheese, toasted until the cheese started to bubble.

    (cut the apple across the middle, like you would slice a tomato, then cut out the core from each slice with a paring knife)

  13. megan

    This looks beautiful. Gotta have one! Love Tillamook abd I’ll have to try the Alpine bread. I usually go for the Milton brand. Bet Brie would be a good cheese choice too

  14. Diane {}

    They look so crunchy and good, wish I could reach out and take a bite.

  15. G.

    yum! I’ve made quesadillas like this before and they are delicious. An extra sharp cheddar is really amazing with apples. There was a restaurant in my old hometown that would serve homemade apple pie with a slice of sharp locally made cheddar on the side…amazing! I might just make this for lunch today! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Debbi

    This sounds fantastic! I for sure will try this! Thank you for all the great recipes. I’ll link it over to you when I post it on my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. shelly (cookies and cups)

    Ooh that sounds really good! There are so many possibilities with a grilled cheese!

  18. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

    I can’t believe you guys get to Disney a few times a week! That would have been so amazing as a kid. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love apples and cheddar together – makes a perfect sandwich.

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