Grilled Cheese with Apple and Havarti is the perfect quick dinner for two. These easy toaster oven sandwiches come together in less than 15 minutes!
We adopted a dog last month. Little Benji’s sweet, adorable, and rocking a feisty terrier puppy personality... just ask the sandals in my trash can.
I want to be a good doggie parent (and keep my remaining shoes intact). So in addition to the usual December hoopla, our little family’s signed up for an evening obedience class.
Ooof, just typing that out makes me feel stressed.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by this year’s Holiday Season To-Do List too?
For hectic times like these, sandwiches are my go-to meal. They’re the trifecta of low-stress dinners: FAST. EASY. FILLING.
During the summer, Red Pepper, Carrot, and Hummus Sandwiches or Spicy Chickpea Edamame Salad Pitas are my go-to favorites. But in the cooler fall and winter months, nothing beats a warm and comforting toaster oven grilled cheese sandwich.
If you haven’t been using your toaster oven to make grilled cheese, you’re missing out.
The bread gets golden and toasted while the filling is perfectly warmed through. Plus, once you get the timing down for your little oven you barely have to pay attention while it cooks.
Right now, we’ve got this ooey-gooey grilled cheese with apple and Havarti on repeat. It’s satisfying without being heavy and has a great Fall Harvest Vibe going on.
The recipe’s super easy to customize. Here’s what we put in ours:
- Crusty whole grain bread slices.
- Good cheese — I like a creamy Havarti but smoked Gouda or even sharp cheddar would taste fantastic.
- Half a crisp Granny Smith apple, the thin slices soften slightly during cooking.
- Buttery walnuts for an unexpected crunch.
- Greens! Peppery arugula is my favorite but baby spinach is a great option too.
- Ooh and fresh rosemary if we’ve got it on hand from making these snackable rosemary cashews.
Lastly, let’s talk condiments.
My husband likes a big smear of stone ground mustard on his sandwich. If you like things sweeter, apricot preserves or honey are excellent choices too.
During the holidays, I always reach for the leftover cranberry sauce. The combination of apples + cheese + cranberries is irresistible!
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