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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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