Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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A Beautiful lightly Toasted Grilled Cheese Sandwich filled with cheese. Perfect all by itself as a snack and optionally with Dipping Sauce or served alongside with Tomato Soup or other Soups. While the Classic is just Buttered Bread and a Cheese Slice toasted in a pan. There are quite a few variations of this depending on what you’re in the mood for.

Grilled Cheese Bread

The Classic is White bread. Other types of Bread can be used. Such as Sour Dough Bread, Rye Bread, English Muffins with all its nooks and crannies to hold on to cheese with, or Ciabatta Bread.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Brush On

The Classic version is brushed with butter. Mayonnaise works exceptionally well. Aioli, Garlic Butter, and other Compound Butters can be used or Flavored Oils.

Grilled Cheese Seasoning

Additional Herbs & Spices can go on the outside such as Chives, Parsley, Smoked Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Dill Weed, Thyme, Aleppo, and Chili Flakes. I sometimes use Parsley & Aleppo. It gives a nice look. Everything Bagel Seasoning is very nice too.

Powdered Parmesan and Romano

Powdered Parmesan & Romano Cheese

The addition of Powdered Parmesan & Romano Cheese on the outside bread cooks up really nice and adds some flavor to the bread.

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano

Instead of Powdered, use finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Filling

The Classic Cheese filling is American Processed Cheese Slices. I prefer Velveeta Cheese Slices, but any other cheese can be used. It’s entirely up to you.

I have used Cheese Whiz Spread by itself and in addition to using a Cheese slice as well as Mozzarella and Mozzarella with Provolone Cheese. A variety of other cheeses may include Monterrey Jack, Habanero Cheese Slices, or Swiss.

Sliced Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese Slice

Sliced Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese Slice

Sliced Provolone Cheese

Provolone Cheese Slice

Cheese Whiz

Cheese Whiz

Salt & Pepper

In almost all cases, add a bit of Salt & Pepper to season. If adding Bacon or other ingredients that contain salt, you may want to skip the salt or not add as much.

The Basic Salt & pepper Blend I often use through various dishes is below.

Salt & Pepper Seasoning

Salt & Pepper Blend Ingredients

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese

A Grilled Cheese Sandwich is very good with Tomato Soup. Either canned Tomato Soup or a homemade Tomato Soup like the Quick Tomato Soup recipe.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Variations

Quite a few variations of the Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich. You just can’t go wrong with Bread and Cheese. Serve as a Sandwich by itself or with dip. Serve with soups as a side Sandwich.

Pizza Grill Cheese Sandwich

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Butter the Outside with Papa Johns Garlic Sauce and optionally sprinkle Parmesan & Romano Cheese. Fill with a spoonful of Pizza Sauce and a Slice of Mozzarella Cheese or a Mixture of Mozzarella & Provolone cheese.

Excellent with Pizza Soup.

Garlic Buttered Grilled Cheese

Garlic Buttered Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Butter both the Outside with Papa Johns Garlic Sauce. Place Mozzarella Cheese and/or Provolone Slice or Shredded Mozzarella and Provolone. Sprinkle Black Pepper over the Cheese. Optionally add Bacon.

Excellent with Donair Soup or Pizza Soup.

Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Brush the Outside with Mayo. Fill with Velveeta or Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Slices or Canadian Bacon. Fantastic with Hamburger Soup.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A Beautiful Lightly Toasted Grilled Cheese Sandwich filled with Cheese. Perfect all by itself as a snack or served alongside Tomato Soup, other soups or Dipping Sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Grilled Cheese, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Servings: 1 portion
Author: JAH


  • 1 Skillet


  • 2 slices Bread
  • As Needed Mayonnaise - to brush the outside
  • 1-2 Slice Velveeta Cheese
  • As Desired Butter
  • A Pinch Parmesan & Romano Cheese - Optional finely grated or Powdered

Salt & Pepper Blend

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper


  • Heat a Skillet up over medium heat. Lay out 2 Slices of Bread on a plate. Brush with Mayo and optionally Sprinkle Parmesan & Romano Powdered Cheese on both slices, press the cheese in so that it can adhere better.
  • Take one slice of bread and flip it over on top of the other one. Butter the top piece of bread and lay a cheese slice down. Sprinkle with a bit of Salt & Pepper.
  • Lay the top slice with the cheese down into the Skillet and place the other one on top. Cover the skillet and cook for about 1 minute per side, or until toasted to your liking.


If making more than one Grilled Cheese Sandwich, the Pan will eventually get too hot. Just remove it from the heat source to cool down some before making your next Grilled Cheese Sandwich and lower the heat slightly.
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