The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe
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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe

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These gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, subtly seasoned with garlic, taste great for lunch with sliced apples. And they're really fast to whip up, too. To save seconds, I soften the cream cheese in the microwave, then blend it with the rest of the ingredients in the same bowl. That makes cleanup a breeze. -Kathy Norris, Streator, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 10 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 646 calories, 50 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 885 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the cheeses, garlic powder and seasoned salt. Spread five slices of bread with the cheese mixture, about 1/3 cup on each. Top with remaining bread.
  2. Butter the outsides of sandwiches. In a skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 4-5 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as The Ultimate Grilled Cheese in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 646 calories, 50 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 885 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"These were so delicious! I made them on a whim so I only had regular white bread and they were still wonderful!"

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"The whole family loves it. I just use a little less mayo."

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"This was too rich for my taste. The mayo overwhelmed the flavor and I guess that's not what I want to taste in a grilled cheese. Maybe reducing or using sour cream would be better. For as much filling as this made, I could have easily doubled the amount of bread. The sandwiches were so overstuffed, maybe it was the size of my loaf, but that could be another reason they seemed too rich for me. But I love the idea of cream cheese and multiple cheeses for a grilled cheese."

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"Sooo good! My whole family has loved it for years."

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Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"ukfan, just a heads up....an 8 oz. package of shredded cheese is considered 2 cups volumewise, 8 oz. by weight.  Check your package.  I think this is were your confusion comes in.  A cup of marshmallows wouldn't weigh NEARLY what a cup of molten steel would, but they would BOTH measure ONE CUP.

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