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Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with Arugula and Roasted Red Peppers

There is something so comforting about a grilled cheese sandwich. Crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside with delicious melted cheese. Now you can make a delicious, healthy toasted sandwich that satisfies everything you want in a grilled cheese, without all of the fat and artificial ingredients.

Think you can’t enjoy grilled cheese and eat healthy? The secret, besides making sure it’s not overloaded with cheese (sorry, kids), is choosing flavorful, quality ingredients that offer the most bang for calories. This yummy version uses smoked gouda, a boldly flavored cheese, so you can use less and still love it! A light spreading of Dijon mustard, roasted red peppers, and peppery arugula make this a grilled cheese sandwich you will crave.

Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with Arugula and Roasted Red Peppers

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By: Team Beachbody
1 serving
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes


  • 2 slices sprouted whole-grain bread
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 oz roasted red bell pepper strips
  • 1 slice medium tomato
  • ¼ cup fresh arugula
  • ¼ cup shredded smoked gouda cheese (1 oz)
  • ½ tsp. olive oil



  1. Spread mustard on one slice of bread.

  2. Top with pepper strips, tomato, arugula, cheese, and second slice of bread. Set aside.

  3. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat.

  4. Add sandwich; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip, then cook for 3 to 4 more minutes or until cheese has melted.

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Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 296
Total Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 32 mg
Sodium: 665 mg
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Fiber: 8 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 15 g