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Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese

Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwich-the best way to eat your broccoli! 

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It’s a cheesy week on Two Peas and Their Pod! On Monday, we shared a sweet grilled cheese recipe, Pumpkin, Chocolate, and Brie Grilled Cheese. Today we are sharing a savory grilled cheese sandwich, Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a cheesy ride!


This recipe comes from the cookbook, Bountiful, written and photographed by our dear friends Todd Porter and Diane Cu (White on Rice Couple). The cookbook is more than just a book. It is a work of art and a labor of love. The book is filled with 100 recipes inspired from Todd and Diane’s amazing garden. The recipes are fresh, seasonal and simple. We’ve already bookmarked just about every recipe…and Caleb keeps trying to eat the galette on the cover. I guess we better make that recipe next!

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When I saw Todd and Diane’s recipe for a Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese in their new book, Bountiful, I knew I had to make them for my guys. Caleb asks for grilled cheese sandwiches on a regular basis…and so does Josh. I always try to make a salad or vegetable to go on the side, but I don’t have to with this grilled cheese. Putting veggies inside of the sandwich is genius!

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Roasted broccoli is so simple to make and brings out the best in broccoli. I could easily eat an entire pan by myself, but I refrained so I could make our sandwiches.

Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese Recipe on A GREAT way to eat your broccoli!

You can’t go wrong with the broccoli and cheddar combination. It is a classic! Grilled buttered bread, melted cheese, and crisp roasted broccoli-now that’s a sandwich! My guys didn’t even complain about eating their veggies!

Next time you are in the mood for a grilled cheese sandwich, give this Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese a try! It’s great for lunch or dinner!

Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese Recipe on My favorite way to eat broccoli!

Roasted Broccoli and Grilled Cheese Melt

Yield: 3-4 sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Grilled cheese with roasted broccoli-the best way to eat broccoli! This easy sandwich is great for lunch or dinner!


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


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. On a sheet pan, mix the broccoli, oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the broccoli is evenly roasted but not burnt. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

3. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat.

4. Spread butter evenly on one side of each slice of bread. Dividing the ingredients evenly, layer cheese on the unbuttered side of half 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. Top each with another slice of bread, butter side out.

5. "Grill" in the skillet, turning sandwiches over once, until the cheese melts and the bread is evenly toasted.

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100 Responses to “Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese”

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  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 16, 2013 @ 3:07 am

    Gorgeous grilled cheese! Love the broccoli in this too since it’ll definitely get me to eat my veggies!

  2. Ann Mc — October 16, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    This cookbook is one on my wish list….thanks!

  3. Joan S. — October 16, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    Going to have to try this grilled cheese sandwich tonight. Wow, never thought about adding broccoli to a grilled cheese!! Yummy.

  4. Brooke Brown — October 16, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    Have tried all kinds of veggies (and some fruits) on grilled cheese sandwiches, except this. This will be happening soon!

  5. Brian @ A Thought For Food — October 16, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Damn that looks good! I’m alway surprised by what roasting does to broccoli. Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Belinda Galvanin — October 16, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    I’ve been looking forward to the release of that cookbook!

  7. Suzan @ The Lazy Suzan — October 16, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    I love broccoli! If I start making broccoli sandwiches I fear I’ll never eat anything else again. :) This looks great.

  8. robyn donnelly — October 16, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    I do eat meat but not that often. Mostly veggie. I love to learn new recipes that are delicious and good for you.

  9. meg — October 16, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    roasted broccoli is good in everything – lately i’ve been roasting mine with a drizzle of siracha… spicy broccoli grilled cheese? Yes please.

  10. Ali @ Inspiralized — October 16, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    This is fancy comfort food at its best… loving this recipe. I hope I win the cookbook!

  11. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — October 16, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Broccoli and cheese…yummm…

  12. Gerry @foodness gracious — October 16, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    Wow, what a sandwich! Roasted veggies are always awesome :)

  13. Maria W. — October 16, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the idea of roasting broccoli this way and making this delicious sandwich! Wonder what other great recipes are in this cookbook?

  14. Julie @ Table for Two — October 16, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    broccoli and cheese is perfection in a grilled cheese!

  15. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — October 16, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Love this giveaway! If I don’t win this cookbook, I am most certainly buying it! :)

  16. Cookbook Queen — October 16, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    This is seriously the best grilled cheese I’ve ever seen!!

  17. Marlene T — October 16, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Looks good!

  18. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — October 16, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Broccoli and cheese is always a ayes! When you put it between 2 slices of carby deliciousness? Yes x 200

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  21. KATIE — October 16, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Great idea! My son loves broccoli, hoping this will be a hit :)

  22. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 16, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    What a great way to eat a grilled cheese that everyone will love.

  23. Naomi — October 16, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    I can’t wait to get a copy of that book! And the recipe is one I’m making today!! :)

  24. Allie — October 16, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Love a new spin on the classic grilled cheese!

  25. Jeanette — October 16, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    So awesome for Todd and Diane! Love the idea of roasted broccoli in a grilled cheese sandwich.

  26. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — October 16, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  27. You are the grilled cheese queen! Todd and Diane are amazing. Can’t wait to get my mitts on their book!

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  29. Alisa — October 16, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    I absolutely love broccoli, and I think that roasting it is such a fantastic way to prepare it. I would have never thought of putting roasted broccoli in a grilled cheese, but this seems a match made in heaven. I have some broccoli at home, so I think I’m going to try this tonight!

  30. Rena — October 16, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    loving butternut squash now. this looks yum too

  31. Melissa C. — October 16, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    It’s just like the soup, but in a sandwich… Cool!

  32. Kathy K — October 16, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    You’ve inspired me to experiment with grilled cheese sandwiches recently; I never thought to try adding broccoli! I can’t wait to get a look at “Bountiful”; thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!

  33. Kathy K — October 16, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    …I meant to add, it’s my favorite veggie!

  34. ashley - Baker by Nature — October 16, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    Roasted broccoli IN the grilled cheese?! Yes! I love it.

  35. colleen — October 16, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    This may be my new favorite!!.. it’s a sandwich version of my favorite soup!! Cheddar broccoli soup in a bread bowl!!

  36. Libby — October 16, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    This sandwich looks delic! Melted cheese with veggies between bread, how could that not be yummy! Excited for this cookbook!

  37. Erin | The Law Student's Wife — October 16, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Hello gorgeous! I love putting roasted veggies on grilled cheese, but have yet to try a broccoli version. It’s going to be my next!

  38. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — October 16, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    I wish I had one of those right now!

  39. Marie — October 16, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    My favorite fruit is mango. My favorite veggie is the tomato, and if that doesn’t count as a veggie then it’s peppers.

  40. My favorite vegetables are broccoli (woohoo!) and winter squash. I love winter vegetables! Your grilled cheese looks so yummy!

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