How do you make a Traditional Grilled Cheese Sandwich? Everyone loves a good grilled cheese, right?
A Traditional Grilled Cheese Sandwich and tomato soup feeds a hungry body.
The college students have returned to Harrisonburg, which got me thinking about back-to-school foods. A traditional grilled cheese sandwich is usually a meal that helps alleviate homesickness. (You can even make them in a dorm room using an iron. Did you ever do that?)
When I was a kid, we made them with processed cheese (Kraft Velveeta), but Don’s family used cheddar cheese. Now, I can’t eat dairy, processed foods or gluten, so I use either Diaya Vegan Cheese or goat cheese and gluten free bread. Whatever cheese you use, the method is the same. Spread the butter (or oil) on one side of the bread, lay the buttered side down in a frying pan heating over medium heat, top each piece of bread with a slice of cheese, and keep heating it until the cheese starts to melt. Put the two pieces of bread together, cheese side on the inside, and continue cooking until the bread is golden brown. Flip it over with a spatula to make sure both sides are nicely browned, and then serve it hot.
What You Need
For this recipe, you need a flat pan or griddle and a stove, or an electric frying pan or a panini machine, and a spatula. If you don’t have a stove or griddle, you can make it in the toaster by making two pieces of toast, taking them out of the toaster, buttering them, putting the cheese on top, and putting the two pieces of toast together on a plate. Then put the sandwich (on the plate) in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until the cheese is melted. Or as I noted above, you can use your iron to toast the bread and melt the cheese. That’s a little messy, though. 🙂
Traditional Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Traditional Grilled Cheese
Hot cheese sandwich, made on a griddle or in a pan on top of the stove.
- 2 ounces sliced Cheddar Cheese (or any cheese)
- 2 slices bread (or gluten free bread)
- 2 tablespoons butter (or non-dairy spread)
- Warm a griddle or pan to medium (350F degrees).
- Spread the butter on one side of each piece of bread.
- Lay the bread slices butter-side down on the griddle or pan.
- Lay the cheese slices on one piece of bread (non-buttered side).
- Place the remaining piece of bread on top of the cheese, buttered side up.
- When the bread is golden brown on the griddle side (about 5 minutes), flip the sandwich over and brown the other side for about 5 minutes.
- The cheese will be all melted and bubbling hot. Serve immediately.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is NF, SF, EF, CF, V*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan