Roasted Bell Pepper Gouda Grilled Cheese

Roasted Pepper & Gouda Grilled Cheese

A warm and cheesy Gouda grilled cheese with roasted red bell pepper and a sweet and savory mayonnaise toasty sauce. Perfect with tomato soup!
Course Main Dishes, Sandwiches and Wraps
Cuisine American
Keyword gouda grilled cheese
Diet Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Game Day, Halloween
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 507kcal
Author Sarah Bond


Grilled Cheese

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4 pieces thick bread
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • A hefty block of young Gouda cheese 100 g or so, sliced

Toasty Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise 15 g
  • 1 Tbsp sweet chili sauce 15 g
  • ½ Tbsp BBQ sauce 7 g
  • Splash of hot sauce optional


  • Place whole bell pepper on a baking sheet (or directly on oven rack with a pan beneath it to catch drips) and roast at 400 degrees F (204 C) for 20 to 30 minutes, rotating occasionally until pepper is blackened and slightly collapsed.
  • When pepper is done, place immediately in a bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Set aside for 10 minutes. This loosens the skin so you can easily peel your pepper. When it’s ready, peel it, remove seeds and stem, and cut into thin strips.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Put it all together! Layer Gouda and roasted pepper strips onto bread, buttered sides facing out, and cook over medium heat in a large skillet or panini press. Cook until outside is lightly browned and crisp. Cut in half or into strips.
  • Mix together all “toasty sauce” ingredients. Dip Gouda grilled cheese into toasty sauce. Magic!


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.3g | Protein: 17.8g | Fat: 29.9g | Sodium: 1058mg | Fiber: 4.3g