The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe
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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe

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These gooey grilled cheese sandwiches taste great for lunch with sliced apples. And they're really fast to whip up, too. —Kathy Norris, Streator, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup 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 each: 646 calories, 50g fat (18g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.


  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

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Julie User ID: 9119554 263928
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"This was the Ultimate disappointment. Most God awful grilled cheese ever. I think 1 star is too many."

lvalcani User ID: 4394375 261909
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2017

"This is delicious! I wouldn't say the mayo is overwhelming."

jamasalge User ID: 5295273 260404
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

"Just ok. Way too much mayo taste for us. Inspiration for trying different cheese blends for grilled cheese though."

Mary User ID: 1092623 260336
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

"Both my daughter and I thought this looked delicous. She tried it and said she didn't like the overwhelming mayonnaise taste, couldn't taste the cheese. I tried it and we agreed with her. Both of us are tossing this recipe. BTW, it isn't even worth 1 star."

KookieB User ID: 8859340 260104
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"Way too rich and fat laden. Stroke on a plate. Family didn't care for them."

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 256181
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016

"My sons love this version of grilled cheese. I like to add a couple of slices of cooked bacon to the sandwich."

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 243317
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"The kids and I LOVE this! I don't buy italian bread, instead I use the cheap white bread and it is still soooo good! I also sometimes use shredded italian cheese blend instead of plain mozzarella."

Jan1vikequeen User ID: 8392385 227059
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"I can't wait to try this recipe but I have a question. Do I use miracle whip or real Mayo?"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 223479
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"A good deliciously different grilled cheese. I think it would also be good to make it hardier by adding ham!"

wefarm2live User ID: 2555499 74459
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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