Mike's Favorite Grilled Cheese Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mike's Favorite Grilled Cheese Recipe
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Mike's Favorite Grilled Cheese

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"A good way to make a grilled cheese sandwich in a nonstick pan."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Heat a small skillet to medium high heat. Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of both bread slices; place one slice bread, buttered-side-down, in hot skillet. Immediately place both cheese slices on bread and cover with second bread slice, butter-side-up. When first side is browned, turn over and brown other side. Remove from heat and let cool 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 27, 2006

While some wondered why this is posted as a "recipe", for me a, 17 year old male, home alone alot, it is nice to see somewhere just to make sure I am doing it right

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 19, 2006

I gave this a rating b/c I had to, but I have made grilled cheese since I was little and I didn't need this recipe's help. Which leads me to some questions, not to be rude, but - do people really not know how to make a grilled cheese, and can you really post a recipe such as this and take credit for it? I like to use my George Foreman grill for grilled cheese. Its easy, quick, healthy, and virtually no clean up - you don't have to scrub a buttery pan.

Aug 24, 2009

Not everyone is raised learning how to cook. One thing I LOVE about this site is sharing the differences and regional varieties to things I've become accustomed to while growing up. My sons are in their early-mid 20's and never "grasped" what I tried to teach; except they both prefer making their own meals rather than having fast food - therefore I think this is a fantastic addition to AR family! Thanks for sharing this staple recipe - my boys sure appreciate it too!

Jul 27, 2003

What can you say about the original? I love grilled cheese, it is a great hot meal with soup when it is just me for dinner. I like to add ham to mine.

Oct 27, 2008

Allrecipes wouldn't be truly have all recipes without this one, and I wouldn't have thought to cook it had I not run across it while in stump as to what to make. Try some variations based upon what is available to you, and what you like in a normal sandwich, always good!

Dec 28, 2010

I never tried it with butter because of the fat, so i put a little on and it didnt burn as easy~! Thanks

Oct 12, 2011

Okay, Mike - I was looking for a baked cheese sandwich and came across this. Then, I was curious to find out why in the title this was a favorite? THIS IS EXACTLY HOW I MAKE MY GRILLED CHEESE! I did not know there was a recipe for a basic grilled cheese? Then, again I think I have seen recipes on here for baked potatoes and fried eggs. I haven't come across toast yet, but haven't looked! Either way, I use somewhat less butter and sometimes 1 1/2 pieces of cheese. Cook the grilled cheese on no higher than 5 and only flip once. No flattening the grilled cheese with a spatula either! Follow this and you will get a buttery crispy delicious grilled cheese.

Nov 27, 2007

I personally like grilled cheese with processed cheese slices as it gets that ooey-gooeyness! At home I ALWAYS use onion and sometimes ham or turkey. I think I will try the suggestion of bacon like one reviewer said. Maybe try to mix an american slice with a swiss slice too, it's nummy! Oh also, I saw a tip on another toasted sandwich recipe from this site saying to keep it from getting soggy is to toast the bread first. It works and I'll never go back to the old way! I lightly toast the bread, let it cool on wooden cutting board (so butter won't melt), then butter and grill.


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  • Calories
  • 549 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 42.4 g
  • 65%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1348 mg
  • 54%

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

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