The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
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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.  

1
Servings
276
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 Ounce sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Ounce shredded American cheese

Directions

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.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
79µg
11%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
266mg
27%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
185mg
26%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
426mg
28%
Water
36g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Grilled Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Grilled Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.