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Grilled Veggie Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Veggie Cheese Sandwich is my all time favorite sandwich. This version of sandwich is loaded with vegetables and some cheese. So this is a healthy and yummy sandwich and you should definitely try it. Kids will love it. I have used ciabatta bread to make this sandwich. You can substitute it with any bread such as Italian or french loaf, etc. I bought this bread from Panera Bread company. You can also check your local bakery or grocery store.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

No. of servings: 4 sandwiches

Spice level: 2 out of 5

  • Ciabatta bread – 1 big loaf
  • Thinly sliced onions – 1/2 cup
  • Half red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • Half zucchini, thinly sliced
  • Tomatoes – 2 (thinly sliced)
  • Arugula – 1 cup
  • Garlic – 3 pods
  • Mozzarella cheese – 4 slices
  • White vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Red wine vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil
  • Butter – 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian seasoning – 1 tsp (optional)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat a tsp of olive oil in a wide skillet and saute onions with a little salt and pepper.
  2. In between, add white vinegar, red wine vinegar, 2 pods of chopped garlic and Italian seasoning and saute till onion absorb the flavor and get caramelized.
  3. Transfer onions to a plate.
  4. In the same pan add a tsp of oil and saute thinly sliced red bell pepper with a little salt and pepper.
  5. Saute till red peppers are half cooked and crisp. transfer the peppers to a plate.
  6. In the same pan sauce sliced zucchini with salt and pepper till zucchini softens that is for a couple of minutes.
  7. Transfer it to a plate. Do not burn any of the vegetables.
  8. Heat a wide griddle or grill over medium heat or use an electric griddle.
  9. Keep everything ready and slice the bread in half lengthwise.
  10. When griddle is hot, spread butter on the griddle and rub a garlic pod over the butter to infuse the flavor. Place the bread with the soft side (inner side) facing down.
  11. When it becomes golden brown, turn the bread and line the vegetables one by one and sprinkle some salt and pepper. Finally top it with cheese slices.
  12. Cover it with the other half of the bread and place a heavy iron grill or a heavy weight on top till the cheese melts.
  13. Now turn the bread with cheese side down and remove the top bread and top it with arugula and cover it.
  14. Place the weight back on top for a minute.
  15. Now remove from griddle and place it on a cutting board and cut into desired size sandwiches
  16. Serve hot. You can also serve with spicy mayo or other sauce of your choice.


  1. Very delicious and tempting sandwich.. looks awesome 🙂

  2. The sandwich looks awesome!!! Simply irresistible 🙂

  3. Wow! The sandwich is very delicious and lovely! Must taste smooth and rich!

  4. now thats a real sandwich…looks so comforting…i love such lazy and relaxing food.very nice space here

  5. delicious and so drool worthy…

  6. Woooooow…….grilled veggie sandwich looks so divine / feel like havng one right now. Awesome preparation.