The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Staff Writer
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Thinkstock/iStockphoto

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
1167
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1 sandwich

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.  

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
46g
71%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Protein
42g
85%
Carbs
147g
49%
Vitamin A
172µg
19%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.6%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
17.6%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
480mg
48%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
165µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
482µg
100%
Folic acid
186µg
N/A
Iron
11mg
62%
Magnesium
105mg
26%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
67%
Phosphorus
543mg
78%
Polyunsaturated
10g
N/A
Potassium
453mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
85%
Sodium
2216mg
92%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
32%