Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich with Red Onions and Rosemary

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I eat lunch at my desk Monday through Thursday.  I usually pack cottage cheese or yogurt, veggies, fruit, and whole grain crackers. Not that exciting, but it gets me through the day.

On Fridays, I like to make myself a “special” lunch. It is my day off and my day to eat lunch at home. I usually make salad, soup, or a veggie hummus sandwich.  Nothing too complicated, but tasty. I recently created a new favorite sandwich-Grilled Cheese and Pear with Red Onions and  Fresh Rosemary.

My pears were starting to brown-that is what inspired my sandwich. I used Bosc pears-I sliced them and brushed them with a little agave nectar. Next, I  grilled them on our All Clad grill pan. I wasn’t about to go outside in the snow and grill:) I also grilled up some red onions. I toasted a Sandwich Thin to be the base of my sandwich-if you haven’t tried these, you must! They are my favorite.

I spread each thin half with Light Laughing Cow Cheese-again, if you haven’t tried this cheese, I highly recommend it:) You can use brie or your favorite cheese-I was trying to keep it healthy. I put a few fresh spinach leaves on my sandwich for color and extra nutrition. I then layered the pear slices, grilled red onions, and fresh rosemary.

The combination was marvelous! Grilling the pears with a little agave really brought out the sweetness. The cheese added a nice savory touch, while the onions and rosemary provided the perfect punch of flavor. I might be making this sandwich every Friday:)

Treat yourself to a special lunch and make this sandwich. It is easy, healthy, and incredibly tasty!

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Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich with Red Onions and Rosemary

Servings
1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 Bosc pear sliced
  • Agave nectar to brush on pear slices, just a little bit
  • Red onion slices
  • 1 Sandwich Thin
  • 1 Light Laughing Cow cheese wedge
  • Spinach leaves
  • Fresh Rosemary

Instructions

  1. 1. Heat the grill pan. Brush the sliced pears lightly with agave nectar. I used a pastry brush to do this. A little goes a long way. Grill the pears and red onion slices on the hot pan. Turn the pears over once one side is done cooking. This won't take long.
  2. 2. Toast the Sandwich Thin. Spread each half with the Light Laughing Cow cheese. Add the spinach leaves.
  3. 3. When the pears and onions are done grilling-place them on the sandwich. Add a sprinkle of fresh rosemary. Eat and Enjoy!

If you like this sandwich, you might also like:

Veggie Hummus Sandwich from Two Peas and Their Pod
Portobello Mushroom Sandwich from Two Peas and Their Pod
Prosciutto, Pear, and Goat Cheese Panini from Love and Olive Oil
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Pear from Simply Recipes

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love the idea of this sandwich. The sweet/savory thing is always a hit with me. It is such a healthy meal. I have never tried the Sandwich Thins, I would like those….gotta get me some! Smart of you to use the Laughing Cow….lightens things up, but it has a lot of flavor and it makes you feel full.

  2. I love grilled cheese sandwiches with thin slices of pear. I never thought about adding rosemary or red onions though — thanks for the awesome idea. I’m sure it kicks up the flavor nicely!

  3. I love brie with apples or pears on a toasted sandwich but grilling them with the agave is brilliant. Love the added onions and spinich. I gotta go shopping! 😉

  4. Looks delicious Maria! I love pears in savory cooking. Maybe you would gain weight if you ate more than yogurt and vegetables for lunch four days a week. Just saying. 🙂

  5. Today is my first time reading your blog. I found it from a comment you left on Tina’s Trading Up grocery shopping post. Your sandwich sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to try it even though I’ll have to have in on gluten-free bread.

  6. It looks so pretty and yummy at the same time – great creation! I’m glad you get a day where you can do something a little more special than the norm.

  7. I love those sandwich thins. Never thought to use one for grilled cheese though – great idea! I just saw apple and cheese quesadillas on another blog, now pear and cheese sandwiches…i think it’s a sign 🙂

  8. This has me so hungry! I love the combo of pears and cheese, especially warmed up. The rosemary has to give it such a great flavor. This is one I’ve got to try!

  9. LOVE this! i think it’s so nice to really treat yourself for lunch, it’s almost therapuetic to me. fantastic sandwich, the flavors must have been incredible!

  10. Great idea! I usually bring in leftovers from the night before so that I can have a healthy lunch at work. This sandwich looks great! Sandwich thins ROCK!

  11. I love fruit sandwiches and don’t see them enough. And grilled pears are fantastic too … I might amp it up with a bit of gorgonzola for some punch against the sweet in the pears. What a nice way to feel like it is warmer, while still keeping it seasonal. Thanks!

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