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Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Just add cheese and toast till it's golden brown. See more
  • READY IN 20 mins

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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"Bread, butter and Cheddar cheese - here's a way to make this classic sandwich in a nonstick pan."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom and add 1 slice of cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining 2 slices of bread, butter and slice of cheese.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 11, 2003

I came across this recipe and I just had to comment. There is an art to making a grilled cheese sandwich. It has to be cooked on low heat in order to evenly toast the bread as well as melt the cheese inside. My husband, bless his heart, cooks EVERYTHING on high heat so that he can finish faster. His sandwiches tend to be burned on the outside while the cheese inside is not completely melted. With that said, I make mine with whole wheat bread and sharp cheddar cheese, served with tomato soup and a sweet pickle. This is one of my favorite lunch or dinner meals. I truly enjoy this site and the reviews and tips, which are mostly well thought out and constructive. Thank you for submitting this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2012

I particularly like the suggestion of the proper beverage to drink with this meal. However, if one uses white cheese, instead of the yellow Cheddar, does one stay with beer? However, I must keep looking. I truly need to find a recipe for iced cubes. I have gotten it frequently from my granny, but never wrote it down.

Mar 21, 2006

How can a grilled cheese sandwich NOT get 5 stars?! I loved to read all of the comments. So I had to add my variation that I did not see anyone suggest. Back in the late 80's, when I was in high school, my friends aunt was doing Weight Watchers. They told her to, instead of using butter on the outside of the bread, apply a thin layer of mayo. It grills up great, adds a little extra flavor, and is less fattening than the butter. It spreads thinner so you hardly use any but still have something to give you a crispy crunch. I also add mustard to the inside. Yum! All 3 of my kids love it this way. Great post!

Mar 23, 2006

I do agree this recipe is a classic, one that goes hand-n-hand with "How to boil water" as seen on another site. But for those looking for a truly different addition to an old favorite, try this. Make the grill cheese sandwich as usual, but without buttering the bread. When the cheese is melted to your likeing, remove the entire sandwich from the pan. Since both sides of the bread will be lightly toasted, you can now dip both sides of the sandwich in an egg batter and return it to the pan. If desired, one may be creative with the egg batter using a spice of your choice, such as garlic, even finely minced fresh onions. Anything really. If you butter the bread prior to placing the sandwich in the pan, the bread will get soggy and will not cook the eggs properly. Try it and be pleased with your invention.

Dec 11, 2007

Ingenious! I made some changes though. I switched out the bread for a hamburger bun. I didn't have any cheese, so used ground beef and made it into a patty, first grilling it. If you don't have butter you can just toast the bun (I used the recipe on this site called "perfect toast" but substituted buns for the bread.). This recipe would be perfect for my friend Nicole!

Jun 21, 2003

I personally like it that has published basic recipes! Although I already knew how to make a grilled cheese it was nice to print this one out for my son who is wanting to learn how to cook. Kudos to allrecipes for knowing their are newbie cooks here! Thanks Sara!!!

Jan 12, 2010 has taught me everything I needed to know about boiling eggs, baking potatoes, and, yes, frying up a grilled cheese sandwich. These things aren't always obvious to people not raised by housewives, and I needed a trusted source to teach me the basics of cooking. Hooray for Boo to snarky food-snob commenters!

Dec 07, 2006

I had to laugh that someone submitted this as a recipe, but it also looks like the place to put our favorite variations, so here goes.... Put a thick slice of sharp cheddar cheese on a french baguete, with a slice of granny smith apple, and cook on a george forman grill (great alternative to buying an expensive pannini press). No need for butter as the forman is nonstick, you just might want to press down on the lid a little while it cooks.


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 11.1 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 639 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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