A large part of shopping on a budget for organic food is sticking to the seasons for produce. That’s how I found some delicious and in season organic D’Anjou pears on sale at the grocery store. That’s what inspired this twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich. This Organic Pear and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese layers sliced ripe organic pears between two hearty toasted slices of organic multi-grain bread. It’s all held together with gooey, melted organic sharp white cheddar cheese.
I chose an organic multigrain sprouted wheat bread. Sprouted breads are made from whole grains that have actually begun to sprout. This creates a denser bread, which is ideal for holding a sandwich like this sharp cheddar grilled cheese, loaded with slices or organic pear. I also like the nutty flavor of the multigrain with the sharp organic cheddar. It’s very flavorful, and for just $1.92 per serving, it’s a great way to feed your family on the cheap. This meal for four people costs only $7.69. If you want to add even more flavor, you could add a few strips of leftover organic bacon from this week’s breakfast recipe. You could also add some arugula for a bit more bite. The options are endless with grilled cheese — it doesn’t always need to be just bread and cheese.
Here is the break down for all the ingredients in this version of sharp cheddar grilled cheese:
- $1.40 Alvarado St. Organic Multigrain Sprouted Bread from Vons.
- $1.16 Organic D’Anjou pears on sale at Sprouts.
- $0.14 Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil from Costco.
- $4.99 Rumiano Family Organic White Sharp Cheddar. I just saw Organic Valley Raw Sharp Cheddar on sale at Jimbo’s for the the same price as the cheese I used in this recipe. That’s $4 off the regular price!