Stromboli Grilled Cheese
Try a new take on a comfort-food staple.Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Makes 8 servings, 1/2 sandwich each
- 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 slices Italian bread
- 3 oz. turkey pepperoni (about 48 pieces)
- cooking spray
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce, warmed
In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, oregano and garlic until well mixed.
Spread mixture onto 4 pieces of bread. Top each of those with turkey pepperoni (about 12 pieces on each) and an additional piece of bread.
Lightly spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add 2 sandwiches to the skillet and allow the bread to brown, pressing down occasionally, for about 2 minutes. Flip allow the other side to brown as well. Remove from skillet and repeat with the other 2 sandwiches.
Cut each sandwich in half and serve with warm marinara sauce.
Per Serving: 110 calories, 3.5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 440mg cholesterol, 13g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 8g protein
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Recipe courtesy of Giant Food, a sponsor of Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend