tomato and cheese sandwich recipe – grilled cheese and tomato sandwich made on tawa (skillet) or pan

Tomato and cheese sandwich recipe – quick and easy grilled sandwich made with tomatoes and cheddar cheese.

This is one of those sandwiches I make at times as a quick snack or brunch for us. Pretty easy and simple to make. Tomatoes and cheese pair very well in any recipe.

tomato cheese sandwich recipe

Usually I toast or grill these sandwiches in an electric toaster or grill. In the post I have shown how to grill the sandwich on a tawa. So if you do not have toaster or grill, then also you can easily make these sandwiches on a tawa (skillet) or pan.

Serve these tomato cheese sandwiches with any dip or tomato sauce or chutney. You can also accompany some potato chips or banana wafers or potato wedges by the side.

Few more snacks recipes you may like are:

  1. Cheese sandwich
  2. Cheese chilli toast
  3. Cheese breadsticks
  4. Mayonnaise sandwich
  5. Tomato cucumber sandwich
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tomato and cheese sandwich

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These yum grilled cheese and tomato sandwich can be easily made in a tawa or pan. A quick and simple recipe. 
tomato and cheese sandwich recipe, cheese and tomato sandwich recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:2 mins
Cook Time:8 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course:breakfasts,snacks
Cuisine:world
Servings (change the number to scale):4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 to 10 bread slices - whole wheat bread, brown bread or white bread
  • 1 medium to large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese or add as required
  • dried oregano, as required
  • dried basil, as required
  • crushed black pepper or black pepper powder, as required
  • red chili flakes, as required - optional
  • butter, as required

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Spread butter on all the bread slices.
  • Place 3 to 4 tomato slices on half of the bread slices.
  • Sprinkle herbs and black pepper or red chili flakes. You can also sprinkle some salt if you want.
  • Cover with remaining half of the bread slices.
  • Heat a pan or tawa and brush some butter on it. 
  • Place the tomato cheese sandwich on the tawa and gently move it around so that is soaks up the butter.
  • Place a plate or lid on it. On top of the plate place a heavy weight like mortar or a heavy bowl. Or you could just use a heavy plate or tray. 
  • When the bottom bread is grilled well, then remove the lid and heavy weight. Brush some butter on top side. 
  • With a spatula turn over the sandwich. You will see the crisp and grilled side facing you.
  • Place the lid and heavy weight again and grill till the bottom bread is golden. On a large tawa or pan, you can easily toast 2 to 3 sandwiches together. 
  • Remove and serve hot or warm.

NOTES

  • You can add less or more tomatoes and grated cheese. 
  • Herbs can be added less or more. 
  • Instead of cheddar cheese you can also use mozzarella cheese or processed cheese. 
 

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
tomato and cheese sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 426mg19%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 272mg27%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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How to make cheese and tomato sandwich

1. Firstly take the slices of bread and spread some butter on them. You can use Wheat bread or multi grain bread or Brown bread or White bread.

tomato cheese sandwich recipe

2. Then place 3 to 4 slices of tomatoes.

tomato cheese sandwich recipe
3. Add grated cheddar cheese. You can add less or more as per your requirements. But do not add too much or over stuff with cheese and then the cheese melts on tawa and makes a mess.

tomato cheese sandwich recipe

4. Sprinkle, dried herbs like oregano and basil. You can also use dried mix herbs. Also sprinkle some black pepper powder or freshly crushed black pepper and red chili flakes. You can also sprinkle some salt if you want.

tomato cheese sandwich recipe

5. Cover with the second buttered slice.

tomato cheese sandwich recipe

6. Heat a pan or tawa and brush some butter on it.

grilled tomato cheese sandwich recipe

7. Place the tomato and cheese sandwich on the tawa and gently move it around so that is soaks up the butter.

grilled tomato cheese sandwich recipe

8. Place a plate or lid on it. On top of the plate place a heavy weight like mortar or a heavy bowl. Or you could just use a heavy plate or tray.

grilled tomato cheese sandwich recipe

9. When the bottom bread is grilled well, then remove the lid and heavy weight. Brush some butter on top side. With this method the sandwiches get grilled fast, so do check with a spatula if the bottom bread is grilled well or not.

grilled tomato cheese sandwich recipe

10. With a spatula turn over the sandwich. You will see the crisp and grilled side facing you.

grilled tomato cheese sandwich recipe

11. Place the lid and heavy weight again and grill till the bottom bread is golden.

grilled tomato cheese sandwich recipe

12. Remove and serve grilled cheese and tomato sandwich hot or warm.

grilled tomato cheese sandwich recipe

You can serve these tomato and cheese sandwiches with any dip or sauce or chutney. You can also accompany some veg nuggets or french fries by the side.

tomato cheese sandwich recipe

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Dassana Amit

[avatar]namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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4 comments/reviews

  1. Hello Dassana,

    Can we use cheese slices instead of grated cheese ?
    Also what is the difference between processed,mozzarella and cheddar cheese like how do we differentiate when we purchase them and how do we decide for like which category of cheese has to be used for which food ?

    Thanks5 stars

    • Welcome Meghà. You can use cheese slices. I don’t use because we don’t like the taste of cheese slices. The difference in the various types of cheese is the preparation and method and the culturing. Read the cheese label before buying. on google you will get to know the process in details on how these various cheese are made and where they can be used. most of the times i mention which type of cheese to be used in the recipe.

  2. Hi, I liked the way you have placed a heavy bowl on the plate. That’s the simplest and creative way of cooking. Please do share these kinds of ideas to make cooking life simple and effective ????????????????????????

    • thanks a lot yamuna. will try to add some ideas in recipes like these.