Decadent Diabetic – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Sometimes, especially on a cold and dreary day, there is nothing that can lift the spirits like a gooey hot grilled cheese sandwich (samich).

Swiss cheese, Muenster and cheddar all work as well.

Sealing the edges well is key to the success of this recipe


You can use SARA LEE LIGHT WHOLE WHEAT instead of the Lavash just add another 9 carbs. Who would blame you if you added a slice of ham or some bacon or tomato? If you really want to be grown up and truly Decadent, Use Brie for the cheese an add smoked salmon.  You will not believe just how Decadent this is AND it only has 10g. carbs!

Diabetic Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Serves 1
Prep time 7 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 15 minutes


Step 1. Butter the outer 1 inch edge of the Lavash.
Step 2. Looking at the Lavash as a piece of paper, place the cheese in the middle section. Fold up the bottom section of the Lavash and press the edges to seal.
Step 3. Fold the top section over the bottom two and press to seal. Butter the ends of the package and fold up to totally enclose the package.
Step 4. Brush with remaining butter.
Step 5. Over medium heat, cook the sandwich, folded side down until brown and flip over to brown the other.
Step 6. Remove to plate, cut in half and allow your spirits to rise.

Each serving has approximately 14g Net Carbohydrates (with American Cheese).

Chef Ward Alper is type 2 Diabetic who lives and eats DECADENTLY in Portland, Maine. Since his diagnosis more than four years ago he has refocused his recipes and eating to support his Diabetes health. He has maintained a consistent A1C of 5.2-5.3, while still enjoying the pleasures of eating. Chef Alper has been a professional chef in both New York City and Boston, Massachusetts.

He has a website,, where he shares stories and recipes with his fellow Diabetes and encourages them to expand their choices and take back their life and their table. His articles and recipes appear on Top Diabetes sites as well in medical newsletters across the United States. He is working with a major New York publisher towards publishing a cookbook so he can share with more Diabetics that you can take back your life and your table while still eating a Diabetic Diet and be DECADENT to boot!


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