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Under 30 Minutes

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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

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  • Servings: 2
Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006


  • 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


  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. 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.

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.

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