Grilled Cheese, Basil & Pear Sandwiches

A grilled cheese sandwich is the ultimate easy lunch. But there’s no reason why easy can’t also be healthy. 

This recipe transforms the classic grilled cheese into a sweet and savory meal that won’t leave you feeling cheated on taste or nutrition. Plus it can be customized to accommodate most allergies (use gluten-free bread or dairy-free cheese substitutes).

Grilled Cheese, Basil, & Pear Sandwiches

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


  • 4 slices bread of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 4 slices your choice cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices your choice mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large ripe pear thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. butter


  • Lay four slices of bread on a flat surface.
  • Using a knife, spread honey onto two slices to cover the surface.
  • Lay two slices of cheese on two slices of bread, then lay pear slices and basil on top.
  • Top the cheese and pear halves with remaining bread slices.
  • Heat one tablespoon of butter in a skillet over low heat; grill sandwiches one at a time.
  • Cover and cook for two minutes, then flip using a spatula and cook for another two minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Repeat processes with other sandwich.
  • Remove sandwiches from heat and transfer to a serving platter.
  • Serve warm.

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