Grilled Cheese 3 Ways | Vegan It! With Lauren Toyota

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Chatelaine and Lauren Toyota have teamed up to put a vegan spin on the comfort foods you know and love. On this episode: a crunchy, buttery vegan grilled cheese.

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RECIPE: Classic Grilled Cheese

MAKES 2 sandwiches
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 17 to 20 minutes


4 slices of sourdough or multigrain bread (or bread of your choice)
4 tablespoons Earth Balance vegan butter
6 Earth Island or Follow Your Heart Cheddar Style Cheese slices


Heat a non-stick pan over low heat.

Butter one side of 2 slices of bread and place the buttered side down in the pan.

Top with 3 slices of cheddar per sandwich. Place the other slices of bread on top and butter the top side.

Cover the pan with a lid and heat for about 5 to 6 minutes or until an even golden brown is achieved on the bottom of the sandwich. Then carefully flip the sandwiches and leave covered for about another 5 to 6 minutes until crispy and golden brown on the other side. Then turn off heat and leave the lid on for about 5 more minutes to get the cheese really melted. The key to get the cheese slices to melt well is to heat the sandwiches over low heat for a longer amount of time and trap the heat in the pan with the lid.

Maple Mustard Dip (makes 1/3 cup)


1⁄4 cup Dijon mustard or grainy mustard
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon vegan mayonnaise
2 tablespoons maple syrup


Mix together in a bowl or jar while the grilled cheese is cooking. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 1 week.



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This Post Has 37 Comments

  1. tip for melting vegan cheese quicker:

    dont place the other piece of bread on top, toast two slices of bread with cheese on top at the same time, that way the cheese isn't covered and melts faster. It will also make this whole process quicker since the both pieces of bread are toasting at the same time, no flipping necessary! It also makes assembling and extra ingredients easier.

    your welcome

  2. What Sh*t do they make vegan cheese out of.

    Why can’t vegans create there own dishes.

  3. Just made this and OMG!!! sooo goood

  4. I love her food and her clothess!! Where did you get that top! It's gorgeous 🙂

  5. Where can I get my sliced vegan cheese from? What is the brand you recommend works best?

  6. Love love love Lauren and this series! Grilled cheese sammys are my favorite comfort food so this video makes me extra happy.

  7. Yes Lauren!!!! We need a vegan cooking show and you should be on them how creative vegan cooking is!

  8. What I like best about this is the patented Lauren Toyota, "MMM!!!" she releases when she approves of what she's tasting. TFP!

  9. Hey ! I was wondering if Lauren has some suggestions for dairy alternatives that don't have soy?

  10. Go Lauren!!! So proud of you!!!

  11. Lauren should drive a Toyota

  12. Lauren looking greeeeat! I can tell you are a professional tv host 😊😉

  13. So great to see you on mainstream channels!! Love you Lauren!!

  14. I needed this. Thanks so much Lauren for the tips on how to make an successful grilled cheese.

  15. Lauren! So happy for you, soon you'll be everywhere! Looking forward to your cook book! 👌

  16. My girl Lauren is killing it as usual!!!!

  17. Love the funky style of this video, love lauren of course too!

  18. Yessssssssssssssss

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