Best-Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe
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Best-Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

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For a classic grilled sandwich, this recipe is the best. You can also use your imagination for other fillings, such as a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, chives or even a tiny spoonful of salsa. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices sweet onion
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 6 cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 714 calories, 48g fat (23g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 1291mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Combine mayonnaise and mustard; spread over two bread slices. Layer with cheeses, onion, tomato and bacon; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Best-Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Reminisce February/March 2011, p52

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RLiberty User ID: 7169427 249184
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"This was a great recipe. It was not your run-of-the-mill sandwich - great flavors going on! It was great as it was, but you could change it up many ways."

pattimurphy User ID: 8240861 226058
Reviewed May. 7, 2015


Ozarkagirl User ID: 5881259 222910
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"We made this three days ago for Girl's Friday Night and the sandwiches were great hit with everyone! We had a lot of leftover meats and cheeses from a food day at work and so we made a variety of these sandwiches with different meats using a paninni sandwich maker to grill them. One of my friends even sprinkled garlic and Italian seasoning on the butter for grilling. Great idea! Thanks for the good recipes, TOH!"

kredhead User ID: 710648 222842
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Good stuff, mix in what you prefer. The mayo & mustard give a nice tang that reminds me of a deviled egg, my favorite. BTW if you have one, dust off your George Foreman grill to press the sandwiches. It works amazing...I don't use them for cooking anything else. No need to butter the bread, just swipe the griddle with butter & you're good to go. Crunchy outside & gooey inside. Yummo. Thanks TOH & the OP for taking a simple grilled cheese & helping me think outside the box."

Carolynwatkinsins User ID: 8242662 222599
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Recipe sounds awesome.Will make tomorrow. Thank you."

BlueJeanRed User ID: 6838874 222541
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Thank You! Taste of Home for all of your Recipes!


crystalidaho User ID: 3146842 222492
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"I heard of a recipe that calls for putting some of the grated cheese on the outside with the butter to make a cheesy crust on the outside, yum"

SimpleFoods User ID: 7160373 222482
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Good to know not everybody makes the same old, same old when it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches. This one is refreshingly different, creative, not boring."

RovingWino User ID: 6363982 222476
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"I've been making various grilled cheese sandwiches based on this for 50 years. The secret is DON'T use American cheese. Use a couple of good quality cheeses and the tang of the mustard and mayonnaise give it that extra "oomph". You can add and subtract ingredients to your taste and you can't go wrong."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 219007
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"Pretty good."

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