The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Staff Writer


The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

So many people are trying to jazz up their grilled cheese recipes these days – and while I’m not hating it – I can’t resist a good old-fashioned grilled cheese. I like using sourdough bread for mine because I feel it gives the perfect amount of crunch. The use of American cheese pays homage to my Kraft singles days, while the Cheddar spruces things up a bit. Don’t shy away from the mayonnaise either, I promise it’ll taste like a regular grilled cheese, with just an extra hint of flavor and a lot more texture.  


In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and butter together. Spread the butter-mayonnaise mixture evenly on one side of each slice of bread. In another small bowl, combine the cheeses. Heat a nonstick skillet to medium high and place one slice of bread, butter-mayonnaise side down, into the skillet and top with the cheeses and the other slice of bread, butter-mayonnaise side up. Cover and cook for 2-4 minutes, until the underside of the sandwich is golden brown, and then flip. Press with a spatula to compress the sandwich, cover, and cook for 3-4 more minutes until the other side of the sandwich is golden brown as well. Press once more with the spatula, flip and cook for 1 more minute, then remove from pan. Let the sandwich cool for five minutes, then serve.  


Calories per serving:

206 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 13 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 13 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 210 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 56 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Ash 3 g
  • Calcium, Ca 225 mg
  • Carotene, beta 17 µg
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Choline, total 26 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 7 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, total 18 µg
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 19 µg
  • Lycopene 57 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 43 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 370 mg
  • Phytosterols 1 mg
  • Potassium, K 253 mg
  • Retinol 54 µg
  • Selenium, Se 9 µg
  • Sodium, Na 562 mg
  • Starch 5 g
  • Sugars, total 3 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 2 mg
  • Water 46 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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