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Grilled Pepper Jack Cheese on Zucchini Bread


Grilled Cheese

I never liked grilled cheese growing up. In fact, I was nearly 30 years old before I realized I could actually enjoy eating it. The trick for me was to avoid processed American cheese and instead use a slice of yummy, spicy pepper jack. Additionally, I found I liked using homemade bread. My favorite for this purpose? Zucchini Bread from Beth Hensperger’s Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook. Have I mentioned yet how much I love this book? If my bread machine and I were stranded on a desert island with only one book for company, it would be this one.

This Zucchini Bread is not the quickbread most people think of when they hear that name. It’s actually a yeast bread made with a combination of white and wheat flours. I like that it’s got a vegetable built right into it, because I really don’t get enough vegetables. And the best part? You can’t even taste the zucchini

Here’s a version of the recipe that I made today. It’s slightly different from the Zucchini Bread as written only because I wanted to use what I had and save myself a trip to the store.


  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups white wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gluten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast


Dump the ingredients in the bread machine in the proper order, set for the basic cycle and let it do its thing. (I’m paraphrasing here…)

So. School starts tomorrow. Can’t say I’m that upset… We had some nice times this summer (and I’ve got the pictures to prove it, LOL!). The natives seem to be restless here, though, and I think going back to school is going to be good for all of us. My laundry routine has always been very closely tied into the school bus schedule, so if nothing else, our clothes will be a lot cleaner this fall than they were in the summer

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5 thoughts on “Grilled Pepper Jack Cheese on Zucchini Bread

  1. dang Lisa….those sammiches look sooooo dang good. Mean of you to post them though since I love grilled cheese sandwiches and we have pretty much cut out bread on our WW. Now I am craving one. Guess it is time for me to drag out the bread machine and try your recipe with a few alterations of ingredients

    School here started two weeks ago. Kind of nice not to have screaming kids in the cul-de-sac during the day. (and no..I don’t have any kids).

    1. It’s wheat flour, so they’re full of fiber – does that help justify it? 😉 More power to you on giving up bread. I would crawl into a fetal position and rock back and forth for days and days, if I were to give up bread… Just call me “carb junkie.”

      Screaming kids. We don’t have them on our street much. They’re usually in our living room. I’m looking forward to having just one here tomorrow – he doesn’t usually scream at himself when he’s alone, so things will be quieter.

  2. well I broke down and made a grilled cheese sammich using some frozen white bread we had. dang it was good but the bread tasted weird to me 😀

    1. I guess it’s my turn to be the enabler, eh?

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