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Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese

Claire Wright


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins


Roasted broccoli:

1 head of broccoli, chopped into small bite sized pieces

1 tbsp oil

Pinch of salt


8 slices wholemeal bread

A little butter, for spreading

8 thin slices of Cheddar or similar hard cheese

1 tbsp oil

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


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Preheat oven to 200C/gas 6. Toss the broccoli pieces in the oil and salt, then spread out on a baking tray and roast for 25-30 mins, until starting to darken in places and softened.

To make the sandwiches: spread a little butter on 4 slices of bread, top with 1 slice of the cheese, then add a handful of the roasted broccoli, another slice of cheese, and the final slice of bread.

Heat a large frying pan that can fit 2 sandwiches with ½ tbsp of the oil (or do it in 4 batches and use ¼ tbsp of the oil in a smaller pan), then add 2 of the sandwiches and press down with a spatula, letting it sizzle and brown for 1 minute. When it is nice and brown on the bottom, flip and repeat for the other side. Repeat with the other 2 sandwiches, adding the other ½ tbsp oil only if needed.

Serve warm with any remaining roasted broccoli on the side.

Claire Wright

Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.

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