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Single Girl’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Artichokes, Tomato, and Black Olives

Makes 1 sandwich

Time: 25 minutes. This sandwich was Kimberly Feltz's comfort food when she was in her 20s, living on her own. "I put all of my favorite foods on it … it's my 'Treat Yourself Special' grilled cheese sandwich."

 1 tablespoon butter
 1 tablespoon softened cream cheese
 2 slices sourdough rye
 1 slice fontina cheese
 1 slice sharp cheddar cheese
 1/4 cup canned artichoke hearts, drained, dried, and mashed
  About 8 brined medium black olives, halved
 2 thin slices beefsteak tomato
Step 1

Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Spread cream cheese on 1 side of 1 bread slice. Put slice in pan, cream cheese side up, and the other slice alongside. Scoot both around so they absorb the butter.

Step 2

Reduce heat to low. Top cream cheese slice with fontina and the plain slice with cheddar. Cover pan and let cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheeses are melted. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3

Cover fontina-topped slice with artichoke mash, olives, and tomato. Top with cheddar slice.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 631Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g67%

Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 109mg37%
Sodium 1543mg65%
Total Carbohydrate 40g14%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 23g46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.