The Best Grilled Cheese

This image courtesy of Shutterstock

Although most people seem to have their own version of the “best” grilled cheese sandwich, this one defines grilled cheese as it was meant to be: crunchy bread and perfectly melted cheese.

Serves4 sandwiches

Cooking MethodGrilling



Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe CourseSnack

Dietary ConsiderationVegetarian

EquipmentGrill, Panini Press

Five Ingredients or LessYes


MoodBlue, Stressed

Taste and TextureButtery, Cheesy, Crunchy, Savory

Type of DishGrilled Sandwich, Sandwich


  • 8 slices sourdough bread (¼ inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces best-quality cheddar cheese (orange or white), coarsely grated


  1. To assemble: Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices on your work surface, buttered side down. Distribute the cheese evenly over the 4 slices. Place the remaining 4 bread slices on top, buttered side up.

  2. STOVETOP METHOD: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Put the sandwiches in the skillet (in batches if necessary), cover, and cook for 2 minutes, or until the undersides are golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt. Uncover, and turn the sandwiches with a spatula, pressing firmly to flatten them slightly. Cook for 1 minute, or until the undersides are golden brown. Turn the sandwiches again, press with the spatula, and cook for 30 seconds, or until the cheese has melted completely. Serve immediately.

  3. SANDWICH MAKER METHOD: Preheat the sandwich maker. Follow directions for sandwich assembly, and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  4. GAS GRILL METHOD: Brush the grill rack with oil and preheat the grill to medium-high. Follow directions for sandwich assembly. Put the sandwiches on the grill and follow directions for the stovetop method.


Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!


I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I'm the grilled sandwich lover and love to eat grilled shawarma sandwich. I have bought my own Spinning Grilled Grilled Sandwich Maker especially for making sandwiches. For grilled cheese sandwich I would venture to suggest that seasoning is ok. I like putting garlic and pepper in with the butter on my grilled cheeses. Sauces are probably fine. Putting ketchup on it sounds disgusting, but I will reluctantly concede that it is still indeed a grilled cheese sandwich.

I loved this recipe! It was so easy and tasty.

Thank you for reaching out and commenting, Bryn! )


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook Twitter
Sign In using Email and Password