BODYBUILDING Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe (High Protein)

Bodybuilding Grilled Cheese Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

If you’re craving grilled cheese and want a healthy, delicious, and high protein alternative then you’re going to love this Bodybuilding Grilled Cheese!

Here is the recipe:

  • 2 Pieces Bread (I like whole wheat)
  • 2 Slices Fat Free Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Slice Fat Free American Cheese
  • 2 Pieces Turkey Bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon (14g) Sundried Tomato & Basil Hommus (1/2 Tablespoon/7g on each piece of bread)
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil (1/4 Tablespoon on each piece of bread)

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 454
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 985mg
  • Carbs: 33g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 40g

Separately cook your Turkey Bacon, Large Egg, and Large Egg Whites however you want to (the goal is to make your eggs fit into your sandwich so try and make them as big as your pieces of bread). Take out your bread and start by spreading 1/2 Tablespoon (7g) Sundried Tomato & Basil Hommus on each piece, then 2 Slices Fat Free Sharp Cheddar Cheese on one piece, 1 Slice Fat Free American Cheese on the other, evenly divide up your Turkey Bacon, and last your cooked Large Egg + Egg Whites on one piece. Close off your sandwich and spread 1/4 Tablespoon Olive Oil on both the top and bottom. Take out a stove top pan or griddle, turn your burner on Medium Heat, and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray. Once your pan or griddle heats up coat the side of your sandwich that’s going down onto the pan with some non-stick cooking spray and cook that side while pressing down until your cheese is melted (usually around 2:00-3:00). Coat the other side with some non-stick cooking spray and repeat until your cheese is melted. Once both sides of cheese are melted your sandwich is done. Mouthgasm!


  • If you don’t like the cheese I’m using then use whatever type of cheese you want!
  • It heats up great in the toaster oven or oven so don’t hesitate to make it the night before!
  • If you want a more runny yolk then cook your egg less and if you want a less runny yolk, cook your egg longer!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


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