Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Keeping it simple.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of those classic American comfort food items. The “comfort” is in its familiarity, which means they are often enjoyed without having to make any changes to the ingredients. A good sandwich is crispy on the outside, and consists of fully melted cheese on the inside. It is one of the simplest and quickest things a person can make on a stove top.

I’ve eaten all sorts of variations of grilled cheese sandwiches where more than cheese has been included. Additions have included Granny Smith apple slices, brie and other types of cheeses other than American Cheddar, luncheon meat, pickles, onions, and others that are questionable pairings with melted cheese.

I thought I had seen it all until I heard about mayonnaise grilled cheese sandwiches. This involves replacing the butter that is called for in a classic sandwich and using mayonnaise instead.

After reading about the mayonnaise alternative I decided to share a recipe for the classic Grilled Cheese sandwich.


  • Frying pan or skillet
  • Turner/spatula


  • 4 slices of regular white bread
  • 2 slices of American cheddar cheese or 1/2 cup grated American Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter (must be soft or it will tear the bread), divided

Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter side down onto skillet bottom and add 1 slice of cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter side up on top of sandwich.

Grill until lightly browned and flip over with the turner; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining 2 slices of bread, butter, and slice of cheese.

*Slice sandwich in half and eat while still hot.

(Source of recipe: Sal @ All Recipes Canada)

Yovella is a former resident of McCauley who still works and volunteers in the area.

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