Grilled Cheese & Kale Sandwiches

As demonstrated in the “Garden Grown” episode of Live It – August 2017

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  • 8 slices multigrain bread
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb kale, tough stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 3–4 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the kale to the skillet and cook until tender, stirring often (about 5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.  
  3. Preheat a grill pan or griddle over medium heat. On a clean work surface, build the sandwiches: start with one slice of bread, top with a slice of cheese, then some cooked kale, a second slice of cheese and bread. Brush the top slices of bread with olive oil and place sandwiches, olive oil-side-down, on the preheated grill pan. Brush the other side of the sandwiches, now on top, with olive oil. Grill for 2–3 minutes on each side, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving size: 1 sandwich
Yield: 4 servings

Calories  361.2

Total Fat  20.6 g

   Saturated Fat  5.4 g

   Polyunsaturated Fat  1.1 g

   Monounsaturated Fat  7.5 g

Cholesterol  20.0 mg

Sodium  486.0 mg

Potassium  258.2 mg

Total Carbohydrate  28.4 g

Dietary Fiber  6.3 g

Sugars  3.4 g

Protein  22.2 g

Vitamin A  308.5 %

Vitamin B-12  0.0 %

Vitamin B-6  7.8 %

Vitamin C  77.4 %

Vitamin D  0.0 %

Vitamin E  11.0 %

Calcium  20.2 %

Iron  9.9 %

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit