Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe: The Best Comfort Food

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When it comes to comfort food, nothing trumps the list more than a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Sometimes all you need is a hot and melting grilled cheese sandwich, which when paired with a bowl of tangy tomato soup, is the perfect lunch recipe, particularly on days you are too lazy to cook up a lavish meal. All you need to do is butter the slices all the way to the edges, place them butter-side up on the skillet and add a generous amount of cheese on them, gradually allowing it to melt over slow-heat. Want to read the detailed recipe? Read on…

How to make Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

The secret to the best, grilled cheese sandwich isn’t so much about the ingredients as it is about the stove. It takes a lot of patience to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich – crusty and golden on the outside and melt-in-the-mouth good on the inside. When you cook the slices separately on slow heat, you allow the cheese to melt slowly and steadily. To get the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, you need to get the perfect proportion of bread to cheese. Believe it or not, but sometimes too much cheese can ruin the taste.

Grilled cheese sandwich on a white plate with cheese oozing out

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

The all-time-favorite grilled cheese sandwich to brighten up your dull day!
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled cheese sandwich
Appliance: Stove, skillet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 4 oz American cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese (shredded) optional
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • butter as per taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • To make the best, grilled cheese sandwich, take a small skillet, and preheat it over low heat. 
  • Take four slices of white bread and over one side of each slice of the bread, spread butter, and mayonnaise. Thereafter, put the buttered mayonnaise side down in the skillet. 
  • Put cheddar cheese slices on top of each bread. Add black pepper to taste and the other slice of bread on top with the buttered mayonnaise side out. 
  • For about 4-5 minutes, grill the sandwich over low heat on the skillet till it turns golden.  Flip the sandwich and allow it to grill till it turns golden. 
  • If you want, add the shredded cheddar to the outer side of the sandwich and grill it for an extra minute to make it crispy. This step is however optional. 
    Grilled cheese sandwich on a blue plate on a wooden counter

Notes

  1. You can add tomatoes to the sandwich as well. The soft and tangy flavor of the tomato perfectly blends with the melt-in-the-mouth good cheese. 
  2. The perfect grilled cheese is made with American cheese and white bread but you can use cheddar, mozzarella, or even parmesan cheese if that's what you prefer. Just keep in mind the proportion of bread to cheese when you prepare the sandwich. 

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Ishani Bose has worked as a reporter/features writer for several leading newspapers and organizations in India. It was her love for food, health, and wellness that brought her to Organic Facts. As a Content & Culinary Outreach Specialist, she is responsible for developing and managing the website’s recipe section. She is also passionate about mental health and enjoys writing about it for the website to educate more and more people about the same. An avid Instagrammer who knows the latest social media trends, Ishani helps strategize and create authentic content for the website’s social media platforms. When not writing or cooking, you’ll find her reading, traveling, soaking herself in music, arts, and culture in every way possible. Ishani has completed an online program on “Introduction to Food and Health” by Stanford University, US. Furthermore, she has completed an online course on “The Science of Wellbeing” by the Department of Psychology, Yale University.

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