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Red Pepper & Feta Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Did you know that April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day? In my opinion, the not-so-humble grilled cheese needs an entire MONTH where we celebrate it. From last-minute dinners to the only thing my daughter would eat when she was 4, the grilled cheese sandwich is a household staple for my family.

I’ve happily partnered with Dempster’s again to bring you some new recipes featuring their products, and this time it’s all about having a #Breadventure. Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new, being a little more adventurous than usual.

What better way to try something new than changing up your normal grilled cheese?


While this is not the craziest grilled cheese out there, adding red peppers and herb feta cheese is probably going to make your kids do a double take. This is definitely going to challenge their taste buds and expand their taste horizons.

Those two cute little twerps above can be adventuresome with their eating, but tend to stick to the safe side of food. Perhaps I should say three, as my husband hadn’t even tried a curry until he was 30 years old! Root Beer, being a dog, will eat anything, so he doesn’t count and we all know that I’m always up for a culinary adventure!

These red pepper grilled cheese are perfect to make while you are out camping, which is what we are doing in the photo above. You can make them on the campfire easily and the ingredients are ones that are simple enough to take with you. Jazz up your campfire menu, all it takes is some different cheese and some red pepper!

Outdoor adventures and new food adventures as a family, what could be better?

I chose to make the red pepper and grilled cheese sandwich on Dempster’s white bread. There is something so nostalgic about a good, crispy white bread grilled cheese, it just takes me back to my childhood.

The herb feta is simply spectacular in this, and of course, you must have mozza cheese as well, you need something to hold it together.

Take a gander at that sandwich.

That ooey, gooey deliciousness right there is why you need the mozza cheese as well as the feta cheese. This is the grilled cheese of your childhood, amped up for your adult tastes.

Now the really exciting part of all this is that there is going to be a giveaway with all of my partner posts with Dempster’s over the next while! Enter below to win a gift card so that you can purchase the ingredients to make this delicious sandwich and more!

There is also a digital coupon that you can all head here to receive and try out this recipe yourselves!

What would you add to your adult grilled cheese? Tomatoes? Maybe some black olives? The possibilities are endless!

Happy cooking all, remember to check out the coupon and enter the contest below!



This post was sponsored by Dempster’s. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

5 from 1 vote
Red Pepper & Feta Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Red Pepper & Feta Grilled Cheese Sandwich, a great way to spice up your grilled cheese!
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 8 slices of Dempster's white bread
  • one red pepper cleaned and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp herb feta cheese
  • 1-2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • butter
  1. Fry the red pepper in the olive oil until softened. Set aside.
  2. Butter the slices of the white bread.
  3. Place four slices butter side down in a frying pan on medium heat.
  4. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top, followed by strips of red pepper.
  5. Place some cubes of feta on top, then add more mozzarella. Top with another slice of bread, butter side out.
  6. Fry in the pan until each side of the bread is golden brown and the cheese has melted completely.
  7. Remove and place on plates. Slice as desired and enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Robyn Bellefleur
    April 23, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    My family’s #breadventure would be a grilled cheese sandwich made with brie and bacon. Great combo.

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    Valerie Mallette
    April 23, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    My family’s #breadventure would be a classic grilled cheese with mushrooms and caramelized onions. My family is fairly adventurous when it comes to food.

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    Jenny Ham
    April 23, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Love different cheesy breads the red pepper one looks great

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    Rebecca Roberts
    April 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    My bread venture would be to make some monkey bread! We’re not too adventurous but I do love baking, so this is on my list! I recently made my first batch of homemade bread as well 🙂 So yum!

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    Judy Cowan
    April 23, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    My family is not adventurous when it comes to food, everyone prefers simple food. We tend to keep our grilled cheese simple, with just cheese. #breadventure for us would be adding some meat to the grilled cheese 🙂

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    Debbie F
    April 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    They like to try everything – my son is a lover of brussel sprouts and lobster.

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    Rhonda W G.
    April 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    We are big sandwich eatters here! My husband likes peanut butter, mayo and lettuce together…ugh. I have not been able to bring myself to try that yet.

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    wendy hutton
    April 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    we love our grilled cheese with fresh sliced mushrooms in it

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    Krista M
    April 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    A bit of both in our family! My son is not adventurous with food at all. But my daughter is the complete opposite & will seriously try anything, she’s a food risk taker! I’m kind of in the middle. When it comes to grilled cheese I will throw just about anything into it; any meat, any kind of cheese, & various types of bread!

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    Yuen C
    April 23, 2017 at 10:43 am

    My family is not really adventurous, we make the same sandwich every time.

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    Lushka Smith
    April 23, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I’d love to try out this sandwich as my #breadventure. I’m very adventuresome, I’ll try pretty much any food.

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    Julie bolduc
    April 22, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    My children are not the adventurous eaters. The only one who is in my family is my hubby lol he will eat anything

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    Andrea Amy
    April 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    My kids and I are not adventurous eaters. My youngest two are super picky (and eat what I describe as an abnegation diet from the movie Divergent). Neither one eat sandwiches really. My 9 year old is not so bad, but he still won’t eat anything that seems “weird”. I would definitely eat this sandwich myself though as I love feta and peppers.

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    April 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    My family will try anything and especially love a sandwich with any type of cheese in it. #breadventure

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    Marlene J
    April 22, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Whatever is put on the table everyone eats. So I would say #breadventurenturise

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    April 22, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I consider myself lucky since my family is a adventurous when it comes to food and no allergies. We love our cheese and catsup on the side.

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    April 21, 2017 at 5:20 am

    My husband is the #breadventure he eats peanut butter and relish on his sandwich, bbq sauce and cheese..these are just a few that I can remember right

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    Brenda Penton
    April 21, 2017 at 5:07 am

    My kids are extremely picky when it comes to their sandwiches. My husband is a little adventurous. I am the one that is willing to try it all.

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    April 18, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    oh hubby tries everything! he knows if I’ll like it or not. he’s my taste tester lol

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    April 18, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    My kids used to be extremly picky eaters. Now that they’ve grown up, they’re ready to try some things but are still quite picky.

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    April 18, 2017 at 11:41 am

    There is nothing adventurous about my family’s eating. They what the same old. Poor you if you change it up a teeny tiny bit

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    Heidi C.
    April 17, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I wish that my kids were more adventurous when it comes to trying new foods/food combinations. I have to admit that, because of GI issues, i am the same way.

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    Carole Dube
    April 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    We love to try new food! I would say my son is the #breadventure one!

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    Maria Katie
    April 16, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    We love to try new foods and I would love to add ham or bacon to my grill cheese

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    April 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I’m the most adventurous eater in our family! I would definitely eat a feta grilled cheese sandwich.

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    ivy pluchinsky
    April 15, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I have one of those panini presses, so it makes a pretty decent grilled cheese sandwich! I love adding ham to mine! #breadventure

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    Wayne Lecoy
    April 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    It would be terrific to win a $150 Grocery Gift Card.
    In response to your questions of
    What would YOUR family’s #breadventure be?
    Do you have adventuresome eaters or do they try everything?
    Or maybe you are the adventuresome one?
    My #breadventure would be a Cheddar and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    with Tomato on it and served with Tomato Soup.
    I am not very adventurous when it comes to what kind of food i eat.
    Thank you for having this contest.

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    Lisa L
    April 15, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I am the more adventurous eater in the family, however everyone loves grilled cheese so I think spicing it up a bit would be no problem. I think a bacon and guacamole grilled cheese would be our family’s breadventure!

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    April 14, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    We’ll try anything for once, except hot peppers my kids don’t love those. But I would pick, rye bread, buttered with cheddar, mozzarella and sauerkraut.

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    Juliee Fitze
    April 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I like experimenting with different cheeses on my sandwiches.

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    April 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    MILDLY adventurous, esp as I have to take pills for heartburn LOL

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    April 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    fairly adventurous, I would say – I eat everything! my daughter experiments when she feels like it.

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    Heidi P
    April 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Our family will try anything the first time and if they like it then we will make the same food item. With a panini press we have made all kinds of sandwiches #breadventure

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    Diana Powell
    April 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I just bought a panini press so I think my #breadventure is about to begin !!!

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    Tara B
    April 13, 2017 at 7:35 am

    I am not adventuresome at all. I like my plain grill cheese, I might try to add bacon.. My kids on the other hand will try anything and my son wants to try a chili grill cheese! #Breadventure

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    April 13, 2017 at 7:09 am

    My family is pretty adventuresome. We love adding things like bacon, tomato & avocado to our grilled cheese.

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    Shirley S
    April 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

    My family’s #breadventure would be a grilled cheese with bacon and tomatoes. We are pretty adventurous when it comes to trying food.

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    April 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    bacon grilled cheese! yum #breadventure

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    April 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    my #breadventure would be a bacon onion mushroom grilled cheese!

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    April 12, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    We are not that adventuresome. We usually just eat plan grilled cheese.

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    April 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    My husband loves to make different dishes now and then so we’ve become quite adventurous eaters. I think our family’s #breadventure would be a jalapeno popper grilled cheese.

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    April 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Our #breadventure would be grilled vegetables and cheese on Dempster’s 12 Grain Bread. My family is pretty adventurous in food.

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    April 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    grilled cheese with tomatoes!

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    Amy Heffernan
    April 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Mine would be bacon and cheese!

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    April 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    My family’s #breadventure would be a grilled cheese with mozzarella, grilled chicken breast and avocado. For our family this would be adventurous!

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    Jenny Major
    April 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Im into to trying new foods, i hope my family will feel the same way!

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    Nicki D'Angelo
    April 12, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Perfect! I’ve already got all these ingredients in the fridge. Let’s see if the 5yr old is willing to take a #breadventure for lunch

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    April 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I love taking the grilled cheese adventure adding difference meats, veggies and eggs to them. #BreadAdventure
    Florence Cochrane

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    Jane Reid Gray
    April 12, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Our #BreadAdventure would be everything and anything ! I love to get Bread creative with Bread Puddings either with English style Custard and lots of Vanilla or Soaked in Fruit. Of course Grilled Cheese with lots of Mustard is always a winner here.

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    Rana Jeree
    April 12, 2017 at 12:18 am

    i would say a hot sub is our #breadventure and we are kinda of dadventerous .

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    Jenn E
    April 11, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I’d say my family is somewhat adventurous. I think our breadventure would be a pepperoni inspired grilled cheese because it’s different but is a variation of something they already love.

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    April 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    We are pretty adventurous. Our faves are clubhouse sandwiches.

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    April 11, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    My family are not adventurous when it comes to bread and or sandwiches.

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    April 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I’m very adventurous to trying new foods but I know my kids aren’t!

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    April 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    We are not very adventurous when it comes to trying food lol

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    April 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Sometimes my 2 kids are adventurous when it comes to food and sometimes they aren’t. My son loves grilled cheese sandwiches so I think I could make any kind and he would like it. My daughter isn’t a fan of grilled cheese sandwiches so I couldn’t get her to eat any kind. The one posted above looks amazing and I would certainly try that one.

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    April 11, 2017 at 10:19 am

    We are not really adventurous eaters, accept when it comes to cheese. We make grilled cheese with a wide variety of cheese but I always come back to a nice sharp cheddar with bacon as my favorite.

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    Heather Bader Kopp
    April 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I will definitely try this.

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