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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You can vary this recipe by adding sliced red onion, sliced tomato, ham, cooked bacon, mustard, or chutney.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 4 slices white sandwich bread or other bread
  • 4 ounces grated (1 cup) or thinly sliced cheddar, Swiss, or Monterey Jack cheese

Cook's Note

To soften cold butter, cut into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high in 5-second intervals until soft to the touch, but not melted.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    With a butter knife, spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place 2 slices, buttered side down, on work surface. Divide cheese evenly on both slices. Top with remaining slices, buttered side up.

  2. Step 2

    Heat a large skillet over low heat until warm. Add sandwiches and cover; cook, turning once with a spatula, until the bread is golden-brown and the cheese has just melted, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Slice and serve immediately.

Source
Everyday Food, March 2006