Recipe | Pear & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pear and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Simple fall lunches. This is what I am in desperate need of right now. I’ve gotten bored of just about every single one of my go-to lunchtime options, so when noon rolls around, I find myself standing in front of the pantry, contemplating what I can do with lentils or jasmine rice. And then I just give up and have a handful of potato chips and some olives. (This is the point where you mentally insert a sad trombone sound.)

Even though I blog about cooking, I really don’t like making big elaborate lunches. When I made pasta for myself two weeks ago, that was kind of a huge deal to me. I made pasta–for lunch! So I’ve been seeking out some easy, seasonal lunch ideas and I just happened to find a good one on Panini Happy: Granola-Crusted Pear and Almond Butter Panini. Being lazy about lunches, I didn’t do the granola-crusting (and I know I’m missing out, I’m sure of it!), but the pear and almond butter on a sandwich was delicious!

Bread for Pear and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese
One of my favorite fall snacks is pear slices topped with a little bit of cheese, so I decided that this would make a good sandwich too. And thus the Pear & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich was born! Oh fine, I’m sure other people have done it many times before, but it’s new to me.

Since I’m forever counting calories, I used only an ounce of cheese on each sandwich so it’s not one of those super gooey oozy grilled cheeses that get so much love on Pinterest. But I’m okay with that. Y’all can put more cheese on the sandwich if that’s how you do.

Pear & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: 1 sandwich

Pear & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pears, cheddar cheese, and a good hearty bread--hello, fall lunch!


  • 1 ripe pear, cored and sliced
  • 2 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced or shredded (use 4 oz. for extra cheesy sandwiches)
  • 1 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 4 slices hearty bread (I used Sprouted Wheat & Sunflower Seed)


  1. Heat a griddle or skillet on medium-high heat. Butter two slices of bread on one side; place buttered side down onto the skillet. Top bread with pear slices and cheese--put a little cheese on the bread first, then the pears, then the remaining cheese. Butter remaining bread slices and place them on top of the sandwiches, butter side up.
  2. Cook until bottom of sandwich is browned, 3-5 minutes. Flip over and cook 3-5 minutes more.


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Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband, daughter, and 4 (yes 4!) cats.   Read more from Kiersten →

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  1. says

    Mmm, this looks good! I’m not a big pear person on their own but I’m betting the cheese and bread will break up my texture issue with this. I can’t wait until the 80+ degree days are gone so I can firmly settle into full Fall frenzy. (Still didn’t stop me from making chili yesterday!)

  2. says

    I never make elaborate lunches either – if I’m at home for lunch then I usually want something that comes together quickly before I get too hungry!
    I’ve made pear and brie grilled cheese sandwiches before and loved the combination. I never would have thought of using cheddar, but I guess if apple and cheddar work together well, then pear should too!

    • Kiersten says

      YES! I won’t let Chris drink that bottle because I keep using it in my photos–ha! I think it may be time to retire it though because people are start to recognize it. :)

  3. says

    I’m letting a grilled cheese brown in the pan as I type this, scouring my cupboards and fridge for a snack. Sure wish I had some pears to throw on, so I’ll have to pick some up soon. LOL about the sandwiches that get love on Pinterest.

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