Nature’s Pride Date and Pepper Jack Cheese Sandwich

by Joanne on April 12, 2011



The daffodils open to see the early morning light.


I think Spring is finally here.   Rolling on the floor laughing

Not your mother’s grilled cheese sandwich.  Not your mother’s whole wheat bread. 

Nature’s Pride makes some pretty delicious breads.  Their newest variety, 100% Whole Wheat with Flax exceeds all expectations.

It’s made with olive oil and 22 grams of whole grains.  Nutrition wise, it boasts a good source of Omega 3-ALA (that’s the Flax!), a good source of fiber (that’s the whole grains!), and is only 100 calories per slice.  Can’t go wrong.


I created a sandwich while satisfying a craving for grilled cheese.  My sandwich couples the sweet, chewy flesh of the Medjool dates.  The creamy, slightly salty lightness of Neufchatel cheese, and the peppery bite of Pepper Jack cheese. I ate ONE AND A HALF SANDWICHES!  WOW!  I couldn’t get enough.


Makes 2 sandwiches

  • 1 TBS Healthy Heart Promise margarine (or use butter if you prefer)
  • 4 slices of Nature’s Price Hearty Wheat with Flax Bread
  • 4 oz Neufchatel cheese – room temperature
  • 6 pitted and chopped Medjool dates
  • 4 slices of Pepper Jack cheese

Melt the margarine / butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. *You could also spread 1 tsp. on one side of each bread slice.  Make sure when placing it in the pan, you put it marg./butter side down if you do it this way.

Mix the Neufchatel cheese with the chopped dates in a bowl. 

Spread each slice of bread with the cheese-date mixture.

Top each slice of bread with Pepper Jack Cheese.

Place the four “loaded” bread slices in the pan (bread side down) with the melted oleo and cook for 2 minutes.

Place one slice on top of another (making two whole sandwiches) and continue to cook for 1 minute.

Flip the sandwich and cook 2 to 3 minutes more.


Slice and ENJOY!


This sandwich was just my style.

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  • At 2011.04.12 07:47, Susan said:

    Those sandwiches look so delicious. Great idea with the cream cheese and dates! Pepperjack is always good too. I may have to pick up some of that bread, it also sounds very tasty.

    • At 2011.04.12 10:30, Joanne said:

      They were SO good. Couldn’t believe how delicious they turned out.

      • At 2011.04.12 08:01, Heather said:

        Grilled cheese = amazingness. 🙂

        • At 2011.04.12 10:31, Joanne said:


          • At 2011.04.12 11:20, kalli said:

            this sandwich looks so good!

            • At 2011.04.12 11:35, Jen said:

              That looks so good! I love Havarti cheese and provolone in grilled cheese, but cream cheese with mixtures sounds amazing! Might have to just try this tonight with tomato soup! Thanks for all your great ideas!

              • At 2011.04.12 19:09, Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said:

                Hi Joanne!

                Grilled sandwiches are awesome and they are always in my list often, quick and delicious. I’m melting like this creamy cheese 🙂



                • At 2011.04.12 19:14, claudia lamascolo said:

                  Lovely sandwich… sometimes plain and simple is the perfect dinner for us!

                  • At 2011.04.12 22:00, Anabela said:

                    Grilled cheese sandwich looks delicious and now I am craving a cheese sandwich at 10pm 😉

                    • At 2011.04.12 23:01, Chaya said:

                      I have a feeling, I would not have gotten enough of those sandwiches either.

                      Do you remember when grilled cheese meant white bread and either American cheese or cheddar? We have come a long way. I use the Jack cheeses with gouda for a powerful combination.

                      • At 2011.04.13 07:08, Medeja said:

                        It’s really interesting sandwich with cheese and dates 🙂 Thanks for sharing. I should try it sometime

                        • At 2011.06.13 05:24, said:

                          I love this recipe and eat grilled cheese sandwiches often. These sandwiches taste great and are very easy to prepare.

                          • At 2012.03.21 09:22, Jams said:

                            Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =).

                            • At 2012.04.18 10:03, Barhi@nutritional value of medjool dates said:

                              Indeed this is not my mother’s grilled cheese sandwich.Its was the greatest sandwich i ever made for her on her birthday last weekend. She really loved it.

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