Take your grilled cheese game up a notch by adding crispy, roasted broccoli, sweet red peppers, and a drizzle of balsamic and I swear you will never want to eat any other sandwich! This simple, flavourful vegetarian sandwich is going to save your game day party or weeknight dinner -- promise.
Broccoli and cheddar cheese are already such a wonderful pairing that it makes sense to throw them together in a sandwich. But what you might not expect is how something tangy and acidic — aka. roasted red peppers — brightens their flavours! If you don’t have roasted peppers in the house, you could add sliced tomatoes instead.
There’s a lot of distinct flavours happening here, so luckily this roasted broccoli grilled cheese sandwich comes together quickly. Quick recipes on game day is what I am all about! And seriously, who doesn't love a grilled cheese sandwich on game day? No surprise that this one made it to our Countdown to the Super Bowl recipe series.
How to get the perfect crispy grilled cheese
I use a skillet or griddle to get that perfect grilled cheese every time. The secret is to make sure to weigh down the sandwich with something heavy (like a cast iron) when you are grilling. This will help the sandwich get that browned, crispy crust that makes for the perfect grilled cheese.