Make-Ahead Grilled Cheese and Salsa

Looking for a packed lunch idea? Two types of cheese, margarine and bread are all you need to make these sandwiches that are served with Old El Paso® salsa - ready in 20 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

4
slices whole wheat bread
2
(3/4-oz.) slices American cheese
2
(3/4-oz.) slices Muenster cheese
4
teaspoons margarine or butter, softened
1/3
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Top 2 slices of the bread with cheese. Place remaining slices of bread over cheese. Spread top of bread slices with half of the margarine.
  • 2 Place sandwiches, margarine side down, in large skillet. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Spread top of sandwiches with remaining margarine. Turn sandwiches; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove sandwiches from skillet; place on cutting board. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 Cut sandwiches into strips or triangles. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in food storage plastic bags. Store in refrigerator.
  • 4 Pack cold wrapped sandwiches in 2 lunch bags with ice packs. Divide salsa into 2 small plastic containers with lids. Place in lunch bags.
  • 5 At lunch time, dip sandwiches in salsa.
  • 1 Top 2 slices of the bread with cheese. Place remaining slices of bread over cheese. Spread top of bread slices with half of the margarine.
  • 2 Place sandwiches, margarine side down, in large skillet. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Spread top of sandwiches with remaining margarine. Turn sandwiches; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove sandwiches from skillet; place on cutting board. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 Cut sandwiches into strips or triangles. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in food storage plastic bags. Store in refrigerator.
  • 4 Pack cold wrapped sandwiches in 2 lunch bags with ice packs. Divide salsa into 2 small plastic containers with lids. Place in lunch bags.
  • 5 At lunch time, dip sandwiches in salsa.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1010mg
1010%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
32%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.