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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Edith Dlp says:

i became a vegetarian in 1994 at the age of 19. i wish we had vegan cheese back then. it was so difficult to be vegetarian. Vegan was impossible. Now times have changed. In 1994 you only had the option of ordering a burger with no meat and extra veggies. Now you have the impossible burger and the beyond burger. thank god.

Riley Goss says:

Put some BBQ sauce on that piece.

Jessica Fry says:

Thank you for that maple mustard dip, I can't wait to try it! I used to love ketchup, but my tastes have changed and now I HATE it. Grilled cheese is the one food where I really miss it.

Ciera Rae says:

This video helps me a lot. Now I can quit burning my bread. I was making my vegan grilled cheese on to high heat.

Mysterious Girl says:

What bread is good for grilled cheese

Charlotte Rowe says:

needs a bowl of tomato soup

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

Nick James says:

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

Why can’t vegans create there own dishes.

Katherin says:

Just made this and OMG!!! sooo goood

Lowzenza says:

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

Jasmine Butler says:

@Chatelaine Where do you get your vegan cheese from?

Aileen Finnick says:

DAIYA cheese gives vegans the worst rep

Heartless.Barbie says:

What were all the brand's to the cheeses?

Payal Doshi says:

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

MaxximusOrilious says:

Regular cheese works too

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.

Jamie Page says:

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

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!

Natalie Grace says:

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

Paige T says:

wish i could find chao in winnipeg

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