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Grilled Cheese with Grainy Mustard


We used cheddar cheese in these sandwiches, but any type of cheese that oozes when it melts, such as Swiss, will produce just as delicious a sandwich.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2001


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 hearty slices whole-grain bread, or bread of choice, about 1/3 inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons grainy mustard, plus more to taste
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread butter over one side of each slice of bread.

  2. Arrange bread, butter side down, on a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper. Spread each slice of bread with mustard. Arrange cheese over 4 slices of bread, and sandwich together with remaining bread, butter side out.

  3. Set a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches in batches in skillet. Using a spatula, press down firmly on sandwiches. Cook until bread is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low. Turn sandwiches over, press down with spatula, and cook until bread is golden and cheese is starting to melt, about 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet, and place in oven. Bake until cheese is completely melted. Serve immediately.

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