Squash and Sage Grilled Cheese

Butternut squash and sage add delicious gourmet flavours in this ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich.

  • Prep Time:
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time:
    40 minutes
  • Total Time:
    50 minutes
  • Servings:


  • 8 P’tit Québec Medium White Natural Slices
  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and seeded (cut into 1/2-inch/1 cm thick slices
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 12 large fresh sage leaves
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Toss butternut squash slices with 4 tsp (20 mL) of the oil, salt and pepper. Arrange in single layer on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in small skillet set over medium heat; cook sage leaves for 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant and crispy. Transfer to plate.
  3. Top each of 4 slices of bread with 1 cheese slice. Layer butternut squash slices, sage and another cheese slice over top; cap with remaining bread slices. Butter outside bread slices of each sandwich.
  4. Preheat large skillet set over medium-low heat; cook sandwiches, in 2 batches, for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until bread is golden brown and cheese melts. Cut each sandwich in half.


Substitute brioche or whole grain bread for sourdough if desired.

Thinly slice 2 garlic cloves and fry alongside sage if desired.

Alternatively, cook sandwiches in panini press if desired.

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