The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

After taking a short break, I am now back in action with a very hungry caterpillar for the third week of Blogging Marathon. Theme for this week is Storybook Recipes. Check out the other participants here in Blogging Marathon page.

I would love to go on and on about my son’s reading habit, but now with all the books packed and kept inside (too much of dust in the new place), there is hardly any reading going on.

But The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes out of the shelf now and then, to be read and enjoyed. Its not only my son’s favorite, it is a bit hit with me too! So thought of starting this theme with a hungry caterpillar cheese sandwich.

Recipe inspired from : The Very Tasty Caterpillar


  • Bread Slices          :     8 (or as many as required)
  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage leaves
  • Olives for eyes
  • A small tomato wedge for mouth


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, if you are planning to grill the cheese, its optional.
  2. Cut all the slices, but one, of the bread with a small round cookie cutter or with a vessel with sharp edges. I used my hubby’s cylindrical stainless steel pickle dabba for this.
  3. Cut the face with a bigger cutter or a bigger lid or vessel. Using the same big cutter, cut through a slice of cheese and a leaf of cabbage.
  4. Cut through the cheese to get a long cylindrical piece, and then thinly slice for the body of the caterpillar.
  5. Slice the tomatoes and  cut the cabbage leaves with the same cutter.
  6. On your baking tray, place a parchment paper. Arrange the bread in the form of a caterpillar, keep the head on top.
  7. Layer the cabbage leaves so that the bread doesnt become soggy. Keep the tomatoes on top of the cabbage leaves and the top it with the cheese slice.
  8. Gril for 2-3 minutes. Once done, keep the olives for eyes and a tomato wedge for mouth. I used the edges of the cheese slice for ‘horns’ and legs.
  9. Season as per wish and serve with ketch up.

Note: I grilled for 5 minutes and wasnot around to check on them, so the cheese melted and was a gooey mess when I returned. I had to use fresh cheese slice for the face, as the previous slice had just sunk in and was not looking good at all. I took off the excess melted cheese away and transferred the caterpillar to another parchment sheet.

This recipe is off to Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight – Cooking From storybook hosted by Archana


13 thoughts on “The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

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    going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!


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