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Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe with Brie, Pear & Hazelnuts

There's nothing quite as comforting as a grilled cheese sandwich. This one pairs gooey, melted Brie cheese with sweet pears, toasted hazelnuts and arugula.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Entrees, Sandwiches
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 405kcal


  • 8 slices country-style whole wheat bread
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese sliced
  • 1 medium ripe pear sliced
  • 4 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
  • 4 teaspoons chopped hazelnuts lightly toasted
  • 1 cup packed arugula leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • On 4 slices of bread, lay the Brie cheese, pear, honey, hazelnuts and arugula, dividing evenly between the slices.
  • Lay the remaining 4 slices of bread on top to form sandwiches.
  • Preheat a cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Brush the top slices of bread with olive oil.
  • Place the sandwiches top-side down in the preheated skillet. Brush the other slices of bread (now the top) with the remaining olive oil.
  • Cook until the bottom slice of bread is golden brown. Flip over the sandwiches and cook until the other side of the sandwich is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Cut the sandwiches in half and serve.


Serving: 1Sandwich | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1.9mg