Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

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(Last Updated On: September 9, 2020)

Pumpkin is a naturally low-fat and high in fiber food, add in some cheese, hot peppers and low-calorie bread and you have this deliciously, savory, yet healthy Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe.

Grilled Cheese and Pumpkin Sandwich

Grilled Cheese and Pumpkin Sandwich

I have another great Pumpkin recipe for you guys today!  My mom called me a few days ago and said that I should try making a Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  The idea did indeed sound weird at first, but it is low-cal and I thought it would be worth a try to get creative with 🙂

Easy Pumpkin and Grilled Cheese

I added sweet peppers for a bit of crunch and cayenne pepper for a bit of heat.  Now, I have told several friends about this recipe and they had all said that it sounds a bit “weird,” but I definitely recommend it! I was surprised how well all the flavors blended.

Tasty Grilled Cheese and Pumpkin Sandwich

Once the peppers and onions are sauteed, you simply mix them in with the pumpkin and a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese and you will have your sandwich ready in just a few minutes.

Best Grilled Cheese and Pumpkin Sandwich

Then you simply spread the pumpkin mixture evenly on your low-fat bread (I used Arnold Thins) and add a slice of low-fat cheese.

How to make Best Grilled Cheese and Pumpkin Sandwich

Once you add on the slice of cheese, warm the bread on the stove like you normally would a grilled cheese.  I did NOT butter the bread at all, the little bit of oil that was still in the pan worked fine. Make sure you are using a pan that is big enough to fit the 2 slices of bread.  I used the Farberware Dishwasher-safe 10-inch skillet with Teflon® nonstick coating.

Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Recipe

Once the bread is “toasted” and the cheese is melted, it’s time to enjoy your sandwich!

Now, here’s my Grilled Cheese & Pumpkin Recipe, be sure to print it and pin it so that you can make it again and again.

Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Grilled Cheese & Pumpkin Sandwich

Add the flavors of fall to your traditional grilled cheese. Use pumpkin, peppers and onions to make a savory and healthy grilled cheese sandwich.
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Course: Easy Weeknight Meal or Lunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
Keyword: easy recipes, healthy, pumpkin, sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Stove or Griddle


  • 1 tsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp diced onions
  • 2 tbsp sweet bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 wedge of Queso Laughing Cow Cheese
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 slice reduced fat or fat free cheese I used colby jack
  • 2 slices low-fat bread


  • Warm EVOO in a medium pan
  • Saute peppers and onion
  • While veggies are cooking, mix pumpkin and Laughing Cow Cheese in a small bowl
  • Add the peppers and onions to the pumpkin mixture
  • Evenly spread the pumpkin mixture on both sides of the bread
  • Add the bread to the warm pan
  • Add one slice of cheese to one side of the bread
  • Make the sandwich and toast each side of the bread
  • Serve once the bread is warm and the cheese is melted
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10423IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 3mg
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Healthy Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I hope you guys enough this healthy and filling Pumpkin Grilled Cheese sandwich!  Make sure to let me know if you try it…I promise, it’s worth a try 🙂

How to make Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

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