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.
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.
3. Spray one side of each slice of bread with the spray butter – about 10 sprays each.
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.
5. After about a minute, the light goes off and the sandwich is done. Unplug, open the lid and enjoy.
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.
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.