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The secret to making the best grilled cheese sandwich includes a variety of cheeses and a few tricks
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The best grilled cheese

Learn the secret to making the best grilled cheese sandwich!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Light meal, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 675kcal
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • non-stick frying pan
  • Spatula


  • 2 slices bread we prefer multi-grain
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 3 slices cheese we use a variety of cheeses, including mozzarella which give that great cheese pull.
  • 2 slices pickle optional, but highly recommended
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Spread mayonnaise on one side of each of your bread slices.
    2 slices bread, 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Sprinkle the grated parmesan evenly over the mayonnaise and press down with the back of a spoon so that the cheese sticks to the mayonnaise.
    2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in your non-stick skillet.
    1 tbsp butter
  • When the butter has melted, add one slice of bread, mayonnaise side down, into the center of your pan. Add the 3 slices of cheese and the pickles and then top the the second slice of bread, mayonnaise side up.
    3 slices cheese, 2 slices pickle
  • Press down lightly with the back of your spatula. Cook on one side for approximately 2 - 3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Your sandwich is ready when the bread is toasted and browned and your cheese has melted.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and slice in half using a serrated knife.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Cheese choices:
In this recipe we used 1 slice of cheddar, 1 slice of monterey jack jalapeno cheese and 1 slice of mozzarella.  Use any cheese you like.  We love to incorporate mozzarella because it gives that great cheese pull that is so satisfying! 


Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 3782mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1530IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 942mg | Iron: 4mg