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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  1. Mysterious Girl says

    What bread is good for grilled cheese

  2. Charlotte Rowe says

    needs a bowl of tomato soup

  3. Jazmyne Drakeford says

    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

  4. Nick James says

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

    Why can’t vegans create there own dishes.

  5. kcl2013 says

    Just made this and OMG!!! sooo goood

  6. Lowzenza says

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

  7. Jasmine Butler says

    @Chatelaine Where do you get your vegan cheese from?

  8. Aileen Finnick says

    DAIYA cheese gives vegans the worst rep

  9. Heartless.Barbie says

    What were all the brand's to the cheeses?

  10. Payal Doshi says

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

  11. MaxximusOrilious says

    Regular cheese works too

  12. Julie Trujillo says

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

  13. Jamie Page says

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

  14. tamcon72 says

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

  15. Natalie Grace says

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

  16. Greem Girl says

    wish i could find chao in winnipeg

  17. Jennifer Williams says

    One of the best comfort foods!!!!!

  18. Michelle D says

    Awesome! More vegan food content please!

  19. Lize Pieters says

    Love it!

  20. gsss17 says

    Go Lauren!!! So proud of you!!!

  21. Jessica Watson says

    Love it!

  22. Nate the Sports dude says


  23. Ma Op says

    Lauren should drive a Toyota

  24. TanyaA says

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

  25. Vegan Mama says

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

  26. Rachida Shamel says

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

  27. Ann R. says

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

  28. Cassie Kowalchuk says

    Love ya Lauren!!!

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  30. Tasha Michelle says

    Queen Lauren 😍

  31. Sunny Day says

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

  32. Laru Riveros says

    Lauren! 💜

  33. Joe Rap says

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

  34. Dlf says


  35. billy says

    Lauren <3

  36. Victoria K says

    Lauren ❤

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