Basic grilled cheese recipe

Lisa Barlow
January 18, 2011 10:01PM (UTC)

Makes 2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices bread
  • 4 ounces good melting cheese, grated
  • Butter at room temperature
  • Optional: Mustard, chutney or savory jam; other fillings such as arugula, bacon, tomato, etc.


  1. Heat a skillet to a steady low heat.
  2. Butter 4 pieces of sliced bread on one side. Add optional condiment on two of these if you'd like.
  3. Place 2 slices in the hot pan. Cover each with grated cheese and any other ingredients you'd like, then another piece of buttered bread.
  4. Cook until one side is brown. Flip and heat the other side.
  5. Cut them any way you'd like. I prefer triangles when using standard white bread because it provides more surface crunch.

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