Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe “Quick and Tasty”

Indulge in the comforting simplicity of a classic grilled cheese sandwich, where golden, buttery bread cradles a molten core of gooey, melted cheese. Whether it’s a quick lunch, a late-night snack, or a nostalgic treat, this timeless favorite never fails to satisfy. Discover the art of crafting the perfect grilled cheese and elevate your sandwich game to new heights.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

In this grilled cheese sandwich recipe, learn the secrets to achieving the ultimate crispy exterior and perfectly melted cheese filling. From selecting the right bread and cheese to mastering the cooking technique, this guide will take you step-by-step through creating a mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwich that will have you coming back for more.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 807 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Deep Nonstick Fry Pan
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Butter knife

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices white bread or sour dough
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese or American cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar optional

Instructions
 

  • Set a small skillet on low heat to preheat.
  • Each slice of bread should have one side covered in mayonnaise. Place the mayonnaise-side down in the skillet.
  • Add slices of cheddar cheese, salt & pepper to taste, then the last piece of bread with the mayonnaise side facing up.
    Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
  • Grill for 4–5 minutes, or until browned. Grill the opposite side until golden after flipping.
  • Add the shredded cheddar immediately to the outside of the sandwich just before serving, and grill for an extra minute or two to make it crispy.

Notes

Depending on the size and shape of your bread, you will need to use a different amount of cheese and butter. As a general rule, more is preferable to less.
  • Bread: Any bread will work well for this recipe; just make sure it’s not too thick, too thin, too soft, or too holey since the cheese might not melt. A good sourdough is my favorite, but not the fancy ones with the insanely thick, rough, and tooth-breaking crust. You only need a decent, regular sourdough!
  • Cheese Options: Because mozzarella has a very mild flavor, the greatest grilled cheese is made with a combination of mozzarella and flavored cheese. My favorite cheeses are fine-aged cheddar or gruyere.
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Nutrition Facts

NutritionValue
Calories807cal
Carbohydrates67g
Protein33g
Fat46g
Saturated Fat27g
Sodium1427mg
Iron5mg
Calcium629mg
Vitamin A1292IU
Potassium212mg

What Can I Cook a Grilled Cheese On?

You can use any non-stick pan or a cast-iron skillet. Try using a panini press, flat stovetop, or griddle to cook several sandwiches at once.

What Is the Best Cheese for Grilled Cheese?

We use a blend of gouda, Havarti, and medium cheddar cheeses, but feel free to use just one. American cheese or Monterey Jack will also do the trick.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

What’s Better Mayo or Butter?

We recommend butter over mayo because, although it may appear more convenient to spread on the bread, it will taste like mayo in your sandwich. See our guide on how to soften butter in five minutes if you don’t already have any softened butter.

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