How to Make Grilled Cheese? The Ultimate Guide for You

How to Make Grilled Cheese

Making grilled cheese sandwiches is a great way to make a snack without spending too much time. Making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich is not that hard and I will do my best to show you how to make one and help you with any problems that might occur during the process!

This guide is designed to give you a step-by-step process on how to make grilled cheese.

What is Grilled Cheese?

Grilled cheese is a delicious, simple meal that has been enjoyed for decades. It’s also an easy way to make use of your favorite cheeses and bread. The basic recipe is simple: Take two slices of bread, put cheese between them, grill them until the cheese is melted, and enjoy!

What is Grilled Cheese?

What Kind of Cheese Should I Use?

You can use any kind of cheese you’d like in your grilled cheese sandwich. Some people favor cheddar or American cheese while others prefer mozzarella or Swiss. Try experimenting with different combinations until you find the combination that tastes best to you!

What Kind of Bread Should I Use?

There are many different types of bread available at grocery stores, but the best type to use depends on what kind of flavor profile you want your sandwich to have. If you’re looking for a soft, chewy texture to complement creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert then sourdough bread may be the best choice for you. However, if you want something with a little more bite then try using rye or wheat bread instead! You can even try making your own bread at home if you want something truly unique!

How to Make Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is one of the easiest meals to make, but it does require you to have a panini maker. If you don’t have one yet, it’s about time you get one! This recipe will show you how to make grilled cheese in a panini maker.

How to Make Grilled Cheese

Bread Slices

The first step is to slice your bread. You can choose from white or whole grain bread, but if you want a healthier option, choose whole grain. Cut the bread into slices with a serrated knife. If you are using white bread, cut each slice in half horizontally to make two thin slices of bread.

Butter or Margarine

Spread butter or margarine on one side of each slice of bread. You can use butter or margarine if you want to make your grilled cheese healthier or use mayonnaise if you want to make it tastier. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of the sandwich to get the right amount of creaminess and flavor. You can also use olive oil for more flavor and health benefits.

Cheese Slices

The first step to making grilled cheese is choosing the right cheese. For a traditional grilled cheese, we recommend using American or cheddar. Both have a mild flavor and melt well. If you’re looking for something sharper, try Swiss cheese or Gouda.

Grill Pan or Frying Pan

Grill Pan or Frying Pan

A grill pan is a rectangular cooking surface with raised sides that allows you to cook food on top of your stovetop instead of in an oven. Most grills are made of cast iron, which is heavy and retains heat well. You can find them at most department stores and kitchen supply stores. If you don’t have one on hand, any frying pan will work just fine for this recipe — just make sure it’s nonstick so the bread doesn’t stick!

Grill or Broiler

The next step is to get your grill or broiler ready so that when the bread is done cooking it can be placed directly on top of them without burning yourself. If using a grill then set it to high heat and brush both sides of each slice of bread with butter before grilling on one side only until golden brown (about 2 minutes). If using a broiler then turn on your oven’s broiler setting and place all four slices of bread on top of a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper leaving about an inch between each slice so that they don’t stick together when cooked.

Grilled Cheese Recipe

Grilled Cheese Recipe

This grilled cheese recipe is a classic and a favorite for many. It's great for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast. Make it your own by adding a few slices of tomato and avocado to the sandwich. Or how about some bacon? The possibilities are endless!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Calories 1 kcal


  • A skillet (cast iron works best) with a lid
  • A spatula or tongs
  • Butter knife or other thin knife (not serrated)


  • 8 slices of bread
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  • 1. Heat a pan over medium heat and add butter, garlic powder and salt.
  • 2. Add bread slices and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  • 3. Remove from pan and place on a plate in a warm oven while you prepare the cheese sauce.
  • 4. In a small saucepot over medium-low heat, combine milk, cheddar cheese, flour and pepper and cook until thickened, stirring constantly (about 5 minutes).
  • 5. Remove from heat and stir in spinach until it wilts (about 1 minute).
  • 6. Place two pieces of bread on a plate with the insides facing up (to fit your sandwich). Spread some of the spinach mixture onto one piece of bread followed by some mozzarella cheese slices (to taste). Top with another piece of bread with the insides facing down to complete your grilled cheese sandwich!

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 437
  • Total Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 783mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 20g

Dress up Your Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is classic comfort food, but there are many ways to dress up this sandwich. Try adding different cheeses, meats, and vegetables, or experiment with different pieces of bread and ingredients.

Here are some ideas for grilled cheese sandwiches:

  • Swap out the bread for sourdough or whole grain bread. You can also try using gluten-free bread.
  • Add bacon, ham, or tomato slices to the sandwich. These ingredients add moisture to the sandwich that will help prevent it from drying out while it cooks on the grill pan.
  • Use a variety of cheeses such as ricotta or mozzarella instead of just cheddar cheese to give your grilled cheese sandwich some extra flavor. You can even add Parmesan cheese if you like.
  • Add veggies such as bell peppers or mushrooms along with your favorite meat like ham or chicken breast for an easy way to make a healthy meal in no time at all!

Tips for the Best Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is a portion of classic American comfort food. There are many different ways to make this sandwich. Here are some tips for making the best grilled cheese sandwich:

Tips for the Best Grilled Cheese

  • Use good-quality bread. A good quality loaf of bread will be denser and less likely to fall apart in the pan or on your plate. You can use any kind of bread for this recipe; try using sourdough or rye if you want something with more flavor.
  • Use high-quality cheese. The best cheeses for grilled cheese are those that melts well, such as cheddar, Swiss, or Gruyere. For extra flavor and texture, try adding some grated Parmesan or other herbs like basil or parsley before cooking.
  • Use butter instead of margarine or vegetable oil when cooking your sandwiches. Butter has a higher smoke point than margarine, so it is more likely to brown and crisp on the outside without burning on the inside. If you do use margarine, make sure it is 100% fat-free because otherwise, your sandwich will come out greasy instead of crispy!
  • Use a nonstick skillet or butter on both sides of each slice of bread before grilling so they don’t stick together in the pan!


1. What is the best cheese to use for grilled cheese?

In my opinion, cheddar is the best cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches. It has a good flavor and melts well.

2. Should I use mayo or butter on grilled cheese?

Butter is fine, but it’s not as good as mayo. Mayonnaise helps the cheese melt and brown more evenly, which makes your grilled cheese taste better. You can also add extra flavor by adding herbs or spices to your mayonnaise before spreading it on the sandwich.

3. How do you make grilled cheese in a skillet?

You can use any type of pan or skillet to make grilled cheese, but if you want crispy edges like restaurant-style grilled cheeses, then use a cast iron skillet and preheat it over medium heat until it’s hot enough for a drop of water to sizzle immediately when dropped onto the surface (but not brown). Then add your butter and let it melt. Add your sandwich on top of that and let everything cook together until the bread becomes golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted inside (about 3 minutes per side).


So, now you can see just how simple it is to make your own delicious grilled cheese sandwich if you want to. If you are interested in trying it out yourself, or if you want to share this article with someone else who would like to know how to make grilled cheese, please feel free to use the social media sharing buttons on the left. And as always, if you have any questions, please be sure to leave a comment below.

Joe Ciardullo

Joe Ciardullo

In the year 2012, Joe Ciardullo opened C’est Cheese in Port Jefferson, New York, and has had great success over the past many years by combining all these passions into a trendy modern diner. Is a passionate foodie, especially cheese, beer, and wine.

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