This post shares exactly how to grill the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
I know pretty much everyone can grill a decent cheese sandwich. After all, it’s just bread and cheese melted in a pan.
The classic grilled cheese sandwich is one of those basic staples we all make when we want a quick meal in the evening or maybe to go along with a nice warm bowl of our favorite soup. For many the grilled cheese and soup combo is like a rite of passage. There is nothing quite as comforting after a busy day as dipping the edge of your grilled cheese sandwich in a warm bowl of tomato soup– delicious.
However, there are a few tweaks I’ve made through the years to make the everyday grilled cheese even tastier. These little adjustments have actually taken this ordinary lunch sandwich to more of a gourmet flavor. These tasty sandwiches are so much better than those grilled cheese sandwiches served at restaurants. And, you make these at home anytime you crave one without spending all your extra cash.
Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe : Want to learn how to make the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich? Here’s the secret to a perfectly grilled cheese sandwich with a filling of the most delicious gooey melted cheese. It’s a super easy recipe everyone will love.
It’s a win-win for you because they only take a few minutes to throw together. Plus, your family will love them for supper on busy weeknights served with soup, a fresh salad, or pretty much any favorite side.
How To Make a Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Step One: Choose the Perfect Bread
There are a few things to keep in mind when making a great grilled cheese sandwich. One is to choose the right bread for it. Although cold sandwiches demand the softest bread, you’ll need a sturdier bread for the perfect grilled cheese. I like to buy a nice crusty sourdough, but most of the artisan breads you find in the deli of your grocery store will work great for a grilled cheese, too. Your bread choice can really make a difference in the texture of your sandwich and, for a grilled one, you’ll want a nicely browned and crispy crust. Just don’t choose a bread that’s too thickly sliced, either. That way your sandwich is evenly divided between the amount of bread and the filling. It will also have a better chance to heat through when you use a regular slice of thin bread.
Step Two: Stay Away from Butter
Another great trick for the best grilled cheese sandwich is spreading the outside with a thin layer of mayonnaise instead of buttering your bread. The mayonnaise will give your grilled cheese an evenly browned crust with a slightly tangy flavor on your bread. Trust me. Once you try grilling your bread with mayo, you’ll never use that oily butter again.
Step Three: The Right Cheese Makes the Biggest Difference
For me, the best grilled cheese sandwich recipe contains ooey gooey melted cheese in the center. I like my cheese to be warm and all the way melted, so that is why I like to make mine with a classic version of pimento cheese. I know that sounds crazy, considering most of us were raised on sliced American cheese. But I’ve tried so many versions of sliced cheese and they just don’t compare to the pimento cheese spread. The pimento cheese just melts better and tastes like a grilled sandwich should taste.
You can make your own pimento cheese spread. It’s super easy. But really for the best grilled cheese sandwich recipe I’m sharing today, you can use the store bought variety. I’ve used several store bought types and I’ve loved every sandwich. It’s the gooey result along with the slight hint of pimento that makes this one heavenly. So if you don’t want to bother with making your own, a tub of pimento cheese from the grocery store will work the same. That’s what I used for this recipe and no one was disappointed. It is fabulous.
Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
2 slices of sourdough bread
2 Tablespoons pimento cheese (homemade or store bought)
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
2 -3 slices of a large fresh tomato
Heat a small pan over medium heat.
Spread a generous amount of mayonnaise on one side of a slice of bread and place, mayo-side down in pan.
Spread a thick layer of pimento cheese to cover the area over the top of the bread.
Add 2- 3 slices of tomato on top of the pimento cheese.
Spread another layer of pimento cheese on another slice of bread and place on top to make the sandwich.
Spread another generous amount of mayonnaise on top of the sandwich and flip to brown the other side. Enjoy!
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- 2 slices of sourdough bread
- 2 Tablespoons pimento cheese (homemade or store bought)
- 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 -3 slices of a large fresh tomato
- Heat a small pan over medium heat.
- Spread a generous amount of mayonnaise on one side of a slice of bread and place, mayo-side down in pan.
- Spread a thick layer of pimento cheese to cover the area over the top of the bread.
- Add 2- 3 slices of tomato on top of the pimento cheese.
- Spread a thick layer of pimento cheese on another slice of bread and place on top to make the sandwich.
- Spread another generous amount of mayonnaise on top of the sandwich and flip to brown the other side.