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Havarti Grilled Cheese


This Havarti Grilled cheese sandwich is a perfect option for lunch on the go or when short on time. Using simple flavorful ingredients and delicious apples in season makes this sandwich truly a showstopper.

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cutting board with sliced sandwich with melting cheese, apples and spinach

Recipe Features

  • This Havarti cheese sandwich is made in only 15 minutes.
  • Picky-eater-approved grilled cheese recipe!
  • Perfect packable food for school lunches or road trips.
  • Great comfort food recipe on a chilly day. Serve with a bowl of stew or soup.

Key Ingredients

cutting board with bread slices, apple, slices of cheese and spinach

Ingredient Notes

Cheese. To save time buy pre-sliced Havarti cheese.

Bread. Sourdough or multi-grain would be the best options.

Mustard. I like to use Dijon mustard or if you really want to spice it up, you can use Horseradish mustard.

Mayo. I am using it only on one side.

Apple. Honeycrisp or Fuji apple.

Spinach. You’ll need several leaves only.

Softened butter. To butter the sides before grilling.

How to Make Havarti Grilled Cheese

Step 1. Gather the ingredients. Slice apple and cheese—spread mustard on the side of each slice of bread. Top with spinach, add apples and cheese. Cover with the second slice of bread.

cutting board with ingredients to make grilled cheese sandwich

Step 2. Butter each side of the sandwich with soft butter. Preheat cast iron pan on medium to low heat.

cast iron pan with two grilled sandwiches

Step 3. Grill on both sides slows till cheese starts melting. If you have a second cast-iron skillet or press to add on top this would yield the best results. Slice and enjoy!

cutting board displaying sliced sandwich with cheese and apple

Tips for Perfect Grilled Cheese

  • Use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet and softened butter for the bread.
  • Butter the sides and always use low-medium heat to grill the sandwich.
  • For best results, placed a heavy panini press on top of the sandwich. I used a second cast-iron skillet.
  • Use a serrated knife to slice the sandwich in half.
  • Variations. To change up the flavor of this sandwich, try this recipe with different apples and cheeses varieties, use arugula instead of spinach, jam instead of mustard, add some protein ham or bacon.

FAQs

Best Bread For Grilled Cheese?

Sourdough, multi-grain, rye bread would work the best to make grilled cheese.

What Does Havarti Cheese Taste Like?

Havarti cheese combines sweet and sour notes. It has a slightly springy texture and in general considered mild-flavored cheese.

gray plate served with sliced dark toasted sandwich and two slices of apple

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Havarti Grilled Cheese

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This Havarti Grilled cheese sandwich is a perfect option for lunch on the go or when short on time. Using simple flavorful ingredients and delicious apples in season makes this sandwich truly a showstopper.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Appetizer, Snack, lunch
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bread of your choice
  • 8 slices Havarti cheese
  • 1/2 Fuji apple cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup spinach washed, stems removed
  • 2 tbsp honey seeded Dijon mustards
  • 2 tbsp Mayo avocado oil based
  • 2 tbsp butter softened at room temperature

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients. Slice apple and cheese—spread mustard on one side of bread and mayo on another slice. Top slice of the bread with two pieces of cheese, spinach, add apple slices and cheese. Cover with the second slice of bread.
  • Butter each side of the sandwich. Preheat a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or griddle on medium-low heat.
  • Place sandwich on the preheated skillet and grill sandwich on both sides slow till cheese starts melting. The process should take about 3 minutes per side. Flip over using a large spatula. Use a knife to cut in half and serve.

Notes

Use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet and softened butter for the bread.
Butter the sides and always use low-medium heat to grill the sandwich.
For best results, placed a heavy press on top of the sandwich. I used a second cast-iron skillet.
Use a serrated knife to slice the sandwich in half.
Variations. To change up the flavor of this sandwich, try this recipe with different apples and cheeses varieties, use arugula instead of spinach, jam instead of mustard, add some protein ham or bacon.

Nutrition

Calories: 669kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 28gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 1290mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1765IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 610mgIron: 3mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document her recipes and share home cooking tips. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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