Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

by Chef George Duran

Created by Brava

Bread type

Active Time

~10 min

Total Time

~1 hr 15 min


  • 1 medium butternut squash or pumpkin, halved and seeded
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • ⅛ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 slices cheese (Swiss, Gruyère, Jarlsberg, Cheddar or your favorite sliced cheese)
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

From Your Pantry

extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt and black pepper


Brava metal tray

mixing bowls

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Wheat (Gluten), Milk


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  1. 1

    Roast squash

    • Rub one half of squash with extra-virgin olive oil and a few pinches kosher salt. Save other squash half for another use.
    • Place squash, cut side down, in Zone 2 of Brava metal tray.
    • Select “Butternut Squash”, “Halves”, “1 Half” on your touchscreen and follow instructions.

  2. 2

    Make pumpkin puree

    • When your food is done, cool squash for a few minutes. Using a spoon, scoop out flesh.
    • In medium bowl, combine squash, a pinch of kosher salt, honey or maple syrup (if using) and pumpkin pie spice. Mash with a fork until ingredients are evenly incorporated and slightly chunky. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  3. 3

    Assemble sandwiches

    • Use 2-3 tablespoons pumpkin mixture and 2 slices cheese for each sandwich. Spread pumpkin on 1 slice of bread, top with cheese and close sandwich(es) with other bread slice(s).
    • Spread butter on both sides of sandwich(es).

  4. 4

    Cook sandwiches

    • Fill zone(s) on metal tray according to quantity.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.
    • Select “Pumpkin Grilled Cheese” on your touchscreen and follow instructions.

  5. 5


    • When your food is done, transfer sandwiches to individual plates.
    • Serve warm.