A melty grilled cheese sandwich is classic comfort food. We'll show you how to make a grilled cheese including ideas for delicious variations. Plus, get our best grilled cheese recipes and ideas for homemade tomato soup.
A great grilled cheese sandwich starts with the cheese. Choose a cheese that's good for melting. Our favorites include American, cheddar, Monterey Jack, Colby-Jack, mozzarella, provolone, Muenster, Swiss, Gruyere, and Fontina.
White, wheat, rye, pumpernickel—sliced bread is your base for making crispy grilled cheese sandwiches. Slice bread 1/2 inch thick. Be sure to keep slices even and similar in size for even browning.
Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. If desired, add 1 Tablespoon of butter and heat until butter melts. Add sandwich to skillet and cook about 2 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Flip and repeat until bottoms are golden and the cheese melts. (Adjust the heat as necessary to prevent overbrowning.)
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