Lunch | Snack

Open Faced Italian Grilled Cheese

  • 5 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 4-5 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 1


  • 229


  • 9g


  • 26g


  • 14g




  • 1 oz Mozzarella Cheese Slices OR 2 Tbsp Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Slice Sourdough Bread
  • ¼ Cup Oven Roasted Italian Tomatoes
  • 1-2 Fresh Basil Leaves, or Sprinkle of Dried Basil
  • GGluten:

    Use gluten-free bread

  • DDairy:

    Use a dairy-free cheese, such as vegan cheese


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Heat Oven Heat oven to “Broil” setting.

  • 3.

    Layer Mozzarella Layer cheese on the slice of sourdough bread.

  • 4.

    Broil Place in oven, on a baking sheet, and broil for 4-5 minutes.

  • 5.

    Remove and Garnish Remove from oven and top with Oven Roasted Italian Tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.

  • 6.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes

Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella cheese provides the body with calcium, an important mineral for those with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.


Tomatoes are an excellent source of many nutrients, including folate and vitamin A, both of which are especially important for those with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Remission Remix

  • Use Whole Grain Bread

    Swap sourdough bread for a slice of whole grain bread.

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