Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There are so many ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich, but this is my favorite. It's a classic grilled cheese, no frills, no extras.

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 Sandwich

Classic Grilled Cheese

There are so many ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich, but this is my favorite. It’s a classic grilled cheese, no frills, no extras.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, cheese, sandwich
Servings: 2 sandwiches
5 from 10 votes


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 slices sandwich bread
  • 2 slices cheese

Recommended Equipment


  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Classic Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 520mg22%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Calcium 332mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

49 thoughts on “Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

  1. Pingback: Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe

  2. Nothing beats a classic grilled cheese sandwich! Even though I’m lactose intolerant I have to eat one at least every other week Lol

  3. Stephanie Cruz

    The simplicity of the grilled cheese sandwich is what makes it a tasty food staple! I dont mind having it for midnight snacks as well!

  4. I love a classic grilled cheese sandwich! Your process shots have me eager to try your method. It looks so tasty.

  5. Tonya Michelle

    Oh Gosh Grill cheese – one of my favorite comfort foods. I love it paired with Trader joes Tomato and red pepper organic soup.

  6. Yum! Have I told you lately that I love your recipes? 🙂 Seriously, its been a while since I had grilled cheese. That’s because of a no-carbs season I am in. BUT this post got me wanting to break the rules and grill one this week. “A grilled cheese sandwich messed my life”, said no one ever!

  7. Grilled cheese sandwiches have always been one of my favorite and easiest meals to make. I like American Cheese best or a mix of Cheddar and Mozzarella !!

  8. I love grilled cheese and always have. It’s quick and simple and so good. I do like to try different cheeses, but I think my favorite is Colby. Meunster is good too though!

    1. I can never get enough of grilled cheese. Whenever I am too tired to cook dinner, grilled cheese is my savior and my kids can’t get enough.


    I love cheese sandwiches, more so when grilled. I tend to add too much cheese and it spills everywhere though lol.

  10. I have been DYING for a grilled cheese sandwich! This is the perfect recipe and I am definitely going to the store tonight to grab the ingredients. I love pairing different cheeses!

  11. Nice and quick recipe. This is would be great breakfast for people who have work in the morning, thank you for sharing.

  12. Grilled cheese is literally one of my daughters favorite foods! She would eat them everyday if I would let her!

  13. Such a classic that can never go wrong. I love adding sea salt to the top while it’s still hot. It makes it the perfect amount of cheesy, salty goodness. I also love creating this with Naan bread as well.

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