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How to Make the Best Grilled Cheese

Ooey, gooey, nostalgic goodness
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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 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 Ounce sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Ounce shredded American cheese


Step 1: In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon butter together.

Step 2: Spread the butter-mayonnaise mixture evenly on one side of each slice of bread.

Step 3: In another small bowl, combine 1 ounce shredded cheddar cheese and 1 ounce shredded American cheese.

Step 4: 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.