How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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If you didn’t think I was nuts before, you probably for sure do now.  “Really,” you’re thinking, “an article on how to make a grilled cheese??? Who doesn’t know how to make a grilled cheese???”

But here’s the thing.  Probably 75% of the time I make a grilled cheese, I burn it.  It’s a two-fold problem.  I’m impatient so I turn the heat up too high, and I’m distracted, so I forget about it until it’s too late.  I can’t tell you how many grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve thrown away.  And in case you’re thinking, “Turn down the heat and pay attention,” while that sounds good, it doesn’t work.  I’ve tried.

However, I solved my problem and I can now make a grilled cheese that’s even better, in my opinion, that then traditional skillet version.  It just requires one simple tool – a 2-serving George Foreman grill.

I’ve been using mine for at least 10 years.  About the only thing I do with it is make grilled cheese.  And I love making grilled cheese with it because it takes a lot more effort to burn the sandwich.  I’m not sure I ever actually have burned one.  It’s very forgiving and that’s apparently what I need!

So here’s how I do it.

1.       Heat up the grill.  No spraying with pam necessary.  Just heat it up.  The light comes on to let you know it’s heating.

George Foreman Grill

2.       Get two pieces of bread (I love D’Italiano lite), a slice of 2% cheese and spray butter.  Obviously you don’t have to do it this way – any way will work – it’s just the way I make mine.

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3.       Spray one side of each slice of bread with the spray butter – about 10 sprays each.

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4.      When the grill light goes off, put one piece of bread on the grill, butter side down.  Add the cheese.  Add the second slice of bread, butter side up.  Close the lid and smash it down. The light will come on to let you know it’s cooking the sandwich.

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5.      After about a minute, the light goes off and the sandwich is done.  Unplug, open the lid and enjoy.

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6.       Since I pretty much only use this grill for grilled cheese, I don’t wash  it.  I just wipe it off and put it away.

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One final thought.  I’m not a big fan of breakfast food so I like to have this grilled cheese for breakfast.  It’s fairly low calorie and holds me until lunch.

My husband likes to use the grill, too. He has several really weird sandwiches he makes on it.

The grill is available almost anywhere for under $20.

FYI, I did not receive any compensation for this post.  I just wanted to share a really easy way to make a grilled cheese sandwich if you have trouble with traditional methods, like I do.

Comments

  1. Okay, it seems so simple buy why have I never thought of this? I tend to add to add “stuff” to the grilled cheese and then I wind up losing part of it when I flip the sandwich – now this will not be an issue! Ahhh, the things you are sharing that make my life easier – thank you!
    FYI – Cooking eggs in the microwave for my breakfast sandwich has also become one of my favorite tips that you have shared. As always, thank you so much for sharing!

    • Oh, Donna – this will work great for a loaded grilled cheese. You’ll be so happy!!!

      Glad you like the egg sandwich post. I wasn’t sure if that one was dumb or not – but I got a lot of comments on it.

  2. I never thought of eating a grilled cheese for breakfast. Of course, I respectfully disagree with your method on how to make one. I just don’t think they taste right unless they are properly smooshed by a small saucer during the cooking process. I know the grill would do that to a point but I like to be in control of the level of “smoosh” in my grilled cheese.

    • Jean – I have never smooshed my grilled cheese when I’m cooking it in the skillet. Have I been doing it wrong???

      I’ll have to stick with my method, though – because it sounds like I could still burn mine the way you do it.

  3. karynsplanit says:

    You haven’t lived until you have a grilled cheese sandwich using Meunster cheese instead of American. Hmm hmm good!

  4. karynsplanit says:

    Good question! It’s on par with Colby or Mont jack. I read of using Meunster in (of all things) a Stephen King novel and thought, “if it’s good enough for Steve, it’s good enough for me! ” I tried it once and have been hooked ever since.

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE grilled cheese, with tomato soup…I make my grilled cheese with shredded Colby-jack cheese, a slice of deli ham and I prefer real butter on Italian bread. YUMS!

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