Food Recipes Broccoli-Cheddar Grilled Cheese This gooey grilled cheese is loaded with lemon-garlic broccoli and two kinds of cheese. By Liz Mervosh Liz Mervosh Elizabeth Mervosh is a product tester and recipe developer for the Meredith Food Studios in Birmingham, Alabama. Highlights: * Went to work at Meredith Food Studios in 2017 * It houses test kitchens for Southern Living, Real Simple, Food & Wine, People, and Health * Went to culinary school at The Culinary Institute of America * Got her start working in restaurants Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Published on March 17, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Caitlin Bensel Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Calling all cheese-pull lovers! This grilled cheese has not one, but two kinds of melty cheese. Fontina's creamy and mild flavor is balanced by sharp, bold cheddar. Together, this is the perfect duo to envelop the lemon-garlic broccoli filling. The secret for the crispiest grilled cheese is to coat the outer bread with a bit of mayonnaise before searing. Take your meal to the next level by sprinkling a pinch of flaky sea salt on each sandwich before serving. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups chopped broccoli florets (from 1 large head broccoli) 1 teaspoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon) .50 teaspoon kosher salt .50 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper .50 teaspoon garlic powder 8 1/2-in.-thick slices rustic bread ¼ cup mayonnaise 4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) 4 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) Directions Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high. Add broccoli; cook, stirring occasionally, until charred in spots and crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and transfer broccoli to a small bowl. Stir lemon zest, salt, pepper, and garlic powder into bowl with broccoli. Wipe skillet clean. Spread 1 side of each bread slice with mayonnaise. Place 4 slices mayonnaise side down and top with Cheddar. Top Cheddar with broccoli mixture; top broccoli mixture with fontina. Top fontina with remaining 4 bread slices, mayonnaise side up. Return skillet to medium heat. Place 2 sandwiches in skillet; cook, flipping once, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 634 Calories 36g Fat 42g Carbs 22g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 634 % Daily Value * Total Fat 36g 46% Saturated Fat 14g 70% Cholesterol 67mg 22% Sodium 1201mg 52% Total Carbohydrate 42g 15% Dietary Fiber 2g 7% Total Sugars 2g Protein 22g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.