Grilled Cheese with Pecan and Sundried Tomato Spread

Grilled Cheese with Pecan and Sundried Tomato Spread

Submitted by: The American Pecan Council

A classic sandwich gets a fresh, nutritious twist on it with this grilled cheese. Add the pecan and sundried tomato spread for a dish the whole family will love.


  • 1 cup fresh pecan pieces, divided
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, not packed in oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive or pecan oil + additional for frying
  • 8 slices of your favorite sandwich bread
  • 8 ounces sliced extra sharp cheddar cheese, or your favorite cheese


  1. Add 1/2 cup pecans to a small food processor and finely chop (this also works in a regular-sized food processor), making sure to stop before it becomes nut butter. Add the sundried tomatoes and 2 tablespoons olive oil and process to a spread. Remove mixture to a small bowl. Makes 6 tablespoons of spread.
  2. Lay bread slices out on a flat surface. Spread 8 slices of bread with an even amount of the pecan and sun dried tomato spread. Top 4 of the bread slices with 1 ounce of cheese; then spread 2 tablespoons of pecans in a single layer on top of the cheese. Then top each of those slices with an additional 1 ounce cheese. Then top with other slice of bread, spread side facing down on top of the cheese.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat. While pan is heating brush the top and bottom bread slices of each cheese sandwich with olive oil. Cook two sandwiches at a time for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned. Serve immediately with a big green salad.

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