Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Grilled Cheese
Stephen Danelian


  • ½ pound (2 sticks) salted butter, melted
  • Truffle oil or chile oil (optional)
  • 20 slices bread, preferably potato bread
  • One 12-ounce package 4-cheese blend, preferably grated Asiago, Parmigiano-Reggiano, fontina and provolone
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach or arugula leaves

Dress up plain-Jane grilled cheese sandwiches with fancy cheeses, and a bit of truffle oil, for a new variation on a classic finger food. Make these on Super Bowl Sunday and use a football-shaped cookie cutter instead of trimming off the crusts for a fun appetizer.


Add a few drops of truffle oil or chile oil to the melted butter, if you want to be fancy.

Place a piece of wax paper on each of 2 baking sheets. Spread out 10 pieces of bread on each baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, brush each piece with butter and turn it over, or if you don't have a pastry brush, just drizzle with butter. Sprinkle two tablespoons cheese on each bread slice and cover with spinach or arugula.

Place the other piece of bread on top and butter the top of the bread completely.

You can cook the sandwiches in a large frying pan or on a griddle. Spray a frying pan with olive oil spray and bring to medium-high heat. Place 4–5 sandwiches in the pan and let them brown for 2–3 minutes. Flip them over and cook for 2–3 minutes, or until brown. I press a weight on the top of the sandwiches to get them crispy, but you can use a spatula to hold each one down.

To serve, cut off the crusts, then cut each sandwich into 6 bite-size pieces. Serve warm.


Calories per serving:

336 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 180g 277%
  • Carbs 290g 97%
  • Saturated 99g 497%
  • Fiber 25g 101%
  • Trans 6g
  • Sugars 36g
  • Monounsaturated 44g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 147g 294%
  • Cholesterol 468mg 156%
  • Sodium 5,572mg 232%
  • Calcium 3,170mg 317%
  • Magnesium 425mg 106%
  • Potassium 1,801mg 51%
  • Iron 23mg 129%
  • Zinc 19mg 127%
  • Phosphorus 2,531mg 362%
  • Vitamin A 1,703µg 189%
  • Vitamin C 26mg 44%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 171%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 184%
  • Niacin (B3) 33mg 167%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 49%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 758µg 189%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 51%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 34%
  • Vitamin K 477µg 596%
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