Filled with cheese, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, lettuce, olives, corn kernels, and pickled chilies — this protein-packed sandwich is super delicious, wholesome, and purely satisfying. It is ideal for a filler lunch, delicious brunch, or a light weeknight dinner!
This is a classic, hearty, and filling sandwich filled to the brim with vegetables, and melted cheese. It’s a wonderfully crisp grilled cheese sandwich that you can easily customize with your favorite vegetables, preferred cheese, and seasonings.
Making this Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich takes only 15 minutes from start to finish.
What is Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
This grilled peanut butter and veggie grilled cheese sandwich is cheesy, flavorful, savory, and amazingly delicious.
When a good old grilled cheese meets peanut butter and veggies, you get this delicious sandwich that gives you the comfort of staple food, the deliciousness of exotic food, and a taste that we all love.
If you are looking for a new after-school snack for kids or a lunch box meal idea that is tasty, healthy, and nutritious. Then your search ends at this because it has everything you want in a sandwich.
What are the benefits of Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
This Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich:
✓ is simple and easy to make
✓ is rich in protein and fibers
✓ makes a wonderful lunch, dinner, or snack
✓ has a plenty of good-for-you veggies
✓ is an ultimate vegetarian sandwich
✓ is decadent yet healthy
✓ can easily be customized
✓ can also be made with roasted veggies
✓ is wholesome and delicious
✓ can also be made vegan with slight alterations
✓ makes a perfect kid-friendly lunch
✓ is a filler after school snack
Which bread is best for making Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
For making this grilled sandwich you can use any of your favorite slices of bread. I used multi-grain bread for this recipe.
Below are the bread options that can be used for this recipe:
What are the ingredients used in this Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe?
This sandwich is made with very basic ingredients. These are:
I used smooth peanut butter, but crunchy peanut butter can also be used.
I used a combination of tomato ketchup and mayonnaise here. You can also use flavored mayonnaise or cheese sauce here.
For this sandwich recipe, I have used multi-grain bread slices. Feel free to use any of your preferred bread slices.
You can choose any vegetables of your choice.
I have used Emmental cheese slices, however, you can use any melting cheese of your choice.
I kept the seasonings simple here and only used Italian herbs, salt, and pepper. If you want, you can swap Italian herbs with oregano. You can also add chili flakes if you want them hot. Garlic powder can also be used.
How to make Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
Making this Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a piece of cake. Even a kid can make this. Grilling might be the toughest thing in this recipe. Let’s see how you can make it in 7 simple steps:
Step 1: Slice all the veggies and keep them aside.
Step 2: Spread peanut butter on one bread slice and tomato ketchup + mayonnaise on the other bread slice.
Step 3: Sprinkle both the bread slices with Italian herbs and black pepper.
Step 4: Then place cheese on both the slices.
Step 5: Top peanut butter smeared bread with all the veggies and sprinkle with seasoning.
Step 6: Cover the veggie topped bread slice with another bread slice and press the sandwich.
Step 7: Grill in a panini maker or on a hot grill until cheese melts and bread is crisp. Serve hot.
For a full list of Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.
What type of cheese is best for Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
For this sandwich recipe, you can use any flavorful and melting cheese that is handy. I used Emmental cheese slices in this recipe.
Other cheese options that go well in this recipe are:
Cheddar white or orange
What other vegetables can be added to this sandwich?
I added onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, olives, pickled chilies, lettuce, and corn kernels. You can use any vegetables of your choice.
Below are some vegetable options for you:
How to make a gluten-free Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese sandwich?
How to make a vegan Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
This sandwich is vegetarian, and making this sandwich vegan is fairly simple. To make this vegan, you need to swap mayonnaise with vegan mayonnaise and cheese with any vegan cheese.
How to serve this Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
You can serve it as a snack or make it an entire meal. Below are some serving ideas to pair this sandwich:
How to store Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
This protein and veggie-packed sandwich tastes best when served fresh straight from the pan/press. However, if you want to store the leftovers, then let them cool completely on a wire rack before storing them.
Once cooled, pack them in a kitchen tissue first and then in an aluminum foil. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. To serve, reheat it in a toaster or a pan and enjoy.
What are the Pro Tips, Tips, and Variations to make the best tasting Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
Tip 1. I have used raw veggies in this sandwich, but you can also roast vegetables before filling them in the sandwiches.
Tip 2. I didn’t use any butter or oil for grilling sandwiches. Feel free to use butter or olive oil.
Tip 3. For this sandwich recipe, I used romaine lettuce. You can also use iceberg, kale, Belgian endive, butter lettuce, or any of your favorite lettuce.
Tip 4. Depending on the size of your bread slices, you may need to adjust the number of vegetables and sauces.
Tip 5. I grilled the sandwich in a panini press. You can also grill them in a grill pan or a cast-iron pan.
Tip 6. You can use your favorite variety of sandwich bread for this grilled sandwich recipe.
Tip 7. I use smooth peanut butter, but you can also use crunchy peanut butter.
Tip 8. Peanut butter can also be swapped with cashew butter or almond butter.
Tip 9. I used a mandolin slicer for slicing veggies. That way I could fit lots of veggies in a sandwich. However, you can also use a knife for slicing vegetables.
Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Step-by-step photo instructions)
For making Peanut Butter and Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich:
- Slice mushrooms, and keep them aside. Also, slice bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, and onion using a mandolin slicer. You can also use a sharp knife for slicing.
- Lay 2 bread slices on a wooden board. Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on one slice of bread.
- Spread 1/2 tablespoon tomato ketchup and 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise on one side of the other slice of bread.
- Sprinkle both the sliced with Italian herbs and freshly ground pepper. Top each of the bread slices with a cheese slice.
- Place lettuce on the peanut butter smeared bread slice. Then top it with sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, pickled jalapeños, olives, and boiled corn kernels.
- Sprinkle with Italian herbs, salt, and pepper. Top with ketchup and mayo-smeared bread slice and press. Make 3 more sandwiches the same way.
- For toasting, you can use a grill pan, cast-iron skillet, regular pan, or a panini press.
- I am using panini press. Preheat the panini press, and then carefully place the sandwich in the panini press. Then gently press the lid down and grill until filling cooked through, cheese melts, bread has crisped, and each side is golden brown.
- Remove the sandwich from the panini press and grill the rest of the sandwiches. Cut in half or serve as it is.