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:

934 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 44g 68%
  • Carbs 102g 34%
  • Saturated 18g 91%
  • Fiber 4g 17%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 8g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 33g 66%
  • Cholesterol 83mg 28%
  • Sodium 1,698mg 71%
  • Calcium 436mg 44%
  • Magnesium 78mg 19%
  • Potassium 353mg 10%
  • Iron 8mg 43%
  • Zinc 4mg 26%
  • Phosphorus 453mg 65%
  • Vitamin A 172µg 19%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 92%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 63%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 46%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 13%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 245µg 61%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 11%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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