Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a staple that everyone should know how to make. And there are so many variations to the sandwich, you can truly make it your own.
We have tried with a few different kinds of cheese in our grilled cheese sandwiches. My favorite has always been muenster cheese, with regular whole wheat bread. We started getting the Muenster cheese more often lately. The boys will eat it, and we like it for many types of sandwich.
You can change it up with different types of bread, other cheeses, or even add some meat and it becomes something totally different. Justin actually used to make his in a different method than I do. But this is how my dad taught me and how Justin now makes them too.
This recipe is for two sandwiches, but it’s very easy to make more at the same time. It only uses one pan, so there isn’t a lot of cleanup when you’re done cooking. We are often making grilled cheese sandwiches for all of us, so I end up making 6 sandwiches. It only takes a few minutes longer since I can fit four on the pan at once.
Step by Step
Heat a flat pan over medium heat. Grab two slices of bread per each sandwich you plan to make and butter one side of each slice.
For each sandwich, place one slice of bread, butter side down, on the warm pan then add a slice of cheese on the bread.
Cover the cheese with the other slice of bread, butter side up, to make your sandwich.
Cook for about 3-5 minutes, then flip carefully so the sandwich doesn’t fall apart. Cook the other side for about 5 minutes as well.
If you like your bread more toasted, then cook a little longer on each side as desired.
Originally Published On: February 28, 2017
Last Updated On: July 10, 2019
Classic Grilled Cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- 4 slices sandwich bread
- 2 slices cheese
- Heat a flat pan over medium heat
- Meanwhile, butter one side of each slice of bread
- Place one piece of bread, butter side down, on the warm pan and add a slice of cheese on top of the bread
- Cover cheese with other slice of bread, butter side up
- Repeat with remaining bread and cheese to form a second sandwich
- Cook over medium for about 3-5 minutes on each side until cooked to desired doneness
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