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Basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Last Modified: 08/18/10
First Published: 03/05/08
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Here is a very basic grilled cheese sandwich with white bread and cheddar cheese. Of course you could replace the cheddar with some other kind of cheese - the calorie content should basically be the same.


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General Info
Servings: 1
Total Cost: $0.43
Cost Per Serving: $0.43
Total Calories: 334
Calories/Serving: 334
Bread, White (2 slices) * 60.00 Grams $0.15 120
Cheddar Cheese (sliced or shredded) * 1.00 Ounce $0.22 114
Butter, Unsalted 1 Tablespoon 14.00 Grams $0.06 100

A nonstick pan works optimal when making grilled cheese sandwiches, however a seasoned cast iron pan would also work.

If your butter is soft, then butter the two slices of bread. Add the cheese between the two slices and grill a couple of minutes on each side until the cheese has melted and the bread is crusty. 

Otherwise, assemble the sandwich, melt half the butter in the pan, saute the sandwich on one side. Then lift the sandwich up, add the remaining butter and grill on the other side. 

Grilled Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Another way to do a real grilled cheese sandwich is to use a grill pan. So we used the Old Mountain Cast Iron Grill with your basic bread, butter, cheese combination. Using this pan you get great grill marks, crispy bread and excellent cheese flavor. The one thing to make sure is that you start with melting your butter on medium-low heat, that way the butter does not burn and the cheese has a chance to melt before the bread becomes crispy.

Just flip over and add more butter to do the other side.