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This is the BEST grilled cheese in the world, and I mean that for a variety of reasons. After making it this way, I don’t think I will ever go back to plain ole grilled cheese, and neither will you… trust me! My kids are OBSESSED with it.

If you want to elevate this recipe even more, serve it with my Tomato, Chipotle & Goat Cheese Soup, you are gonna love it!

I always get asked where my Plates are from, they are from Anthropologie.

Why You’ll Love Best Grilled Cheese Recipe

The combination of the crispy fried cheese against the gooey melty cheese and buttery bread is truly an experience! It’s super easy to make and the process is worth it… I’m telling you it’s incredible! I love serving it with soup and dip the grilled cheese in it… ooof chef’s kiss.

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How To Prepare Best Grilled Cheese Recipe

🥘 First, preheat a pan on high for 2 minutes. Then, add in your grated gouda, be generous with it. Let it bubble for 2 minutes or so. Then, lower heat to medium.

🍞 Secondly, add your bread on top, as shown in the video and give it a little shake so the cheese sticks to the bread. Then, cook for 1-2 minutes or until the edges start looking really golden.

🧈 Then, spread butter on the tops of the bread, add your Parmigiano and flip over. Cook another minute. Then, add your cheese to the crispy cheesy part of the bread and fold it as shown in the video. Then, lower heat to medium low.

🥪 Lastly, cook for about 3-5 minutes per side until fully melty and fully golden.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. You can use any cheeses of your choice for this recipe, I used my favorites.
  2. You can use your bread of choice.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

If you are using different cheeses. I recommend a very soft melty cheese for the one you will fry directly on the pan, as it yields better results and a hard cheese like a Parmigiano or aged Manchego for crusting the bread!

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Common Questions

Can I use any cheese?

Yes of course! You can use any cheese of your choice. Check out my tip above for some recommendations.

Can I use a different bread?

Yes absolutely! You can use any bread of your choice.

What can I serve the grilled cheese with?

I like to serve it with tomato soup.

Best Grilled Cheese Recipe

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings: 1
This is the BEST grilled cheese in the world, and I mean that for a variety of reasons. After making it this way, I don't think I will ever go back to plain ole grilled cheese, and neither will you… trust me! My kids are OBSESSED with it.

Ingredients 

  • 2 slices Sourdough bread
  • 2 slices Cheddar, extra sharp
  • 2 slices provolone
  • Smoked gouda , to taste, be generous with it. Freshly grated.
  • Parmigiano, to taste and freshly grated.
  • 1 tbsp butter, room temp.
  • Tomato soup, optional

Directions 

  • First, preheat a pan on high for 2 minutes. Then, add in your grated gouda, be generous with it. Let it bubble for 2 minutes or so. Then, lower heat to medium.
  • Secondly, add your bread on top, as shown in the video and give it a little shake so the cheese sticks to the bread. Then, cook for 1-2 minutes or until the edges start looking really golden.
  • Then, spread butter on the tops of the bread, add your Parmigiano and flip over. Cook another minute. Then, add your cheese to the crispy cheesy part of the bread and fold it as shown in the video. Then, lower heat to medium low.
  • Lastly, cook for about 3-5 minutes per side until fully melty and fully golden.

Video

YouTube video

Nutrition

Calories: 710kcal, Carbohydrates: 77g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 1537mg, Potassium: 206mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 684IU, Calcium: 386mg, Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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