Disney Shared the Grilled Cheese Recipe from Toy Story Land, and It’s Magical

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While this is a tough time for many of us, we appreciate the companies that are doing something to raise our spirits. We learned how to make DoubleTree’s famous chocolate chip cookies. And Disney recently released instructions for how to make its churro bites and Dole whip.

Now, another classic recipe has been released “from the vault.” We can finally make Disney’s official 3-cheese grilled cheese sandwich at home. Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, we can all appreciate the ooey-gooey goodness.

Why Is This Recipe So Special?

It seems that when you wish upon a star, you get the Disney Parks recipes you’ve been craving for years! In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12, Mickey and friends shared how to make yet another beloved recipe from the park. This savory treat is typically found at Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

If you’re searching for ways to make mealtime a little more magical right now, check out our list of Disney movie copycat recipes.

How to Make a Disney Grilled Cheese

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Without further ado, here’s the recipe—straight from Woody’s Lunch Box—courtesy of the Disney Parks blog. This recipe makes enough for a family of 4.


For the Cream Cheese Spread:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Double Gloucester or cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

For the Garlic Spread:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

For the Sandwiches:

  • 8 slices of artisan bread
  • 8 cheddar cheese slices
  • 8 provolone slices

Step 1: Make the cream cheese spread

First, you’ll want to make the cream cheese spread. In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, Double Gloucester or cheddar, heavy cream and salt. Blend the mixture until it’s smooth and set aside.

Editor’s Tip: No food processor? No problem. You can also mix these ingredients in a blender. Or, in a pinch, simply mix ’em together in a bowl. The cheese will melt once it hits the griddle.

Step 2: Prep the garlic spread

To really take these sandwiches to the next level, you’re going to make another spread. This time, combine the mayonnaise, garlic and salt in a small bowl. Stir until blended and set aside.

Step 3: It’s sandwich time

Now comes the fun part—building the sandwiches! Lay out the bread slices on parchment paper or a large cutting board. Place two slices of cheddar on four of the bread slices. Then, place two slices of provolone on the other four slices. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on the four bread slices that have provolone. Finish by pairing each provolone slice with a cheddar slice and pressing together to form a sandwich.

Step 4: Grill ’em up

Once your sandwiches are assembled, heat a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Then, brush both sides of the sandwiches with garlic spread. Grill—for about two minutes on each side—until the cheese is melted and the bread is a toasty, golden brown.

For a true park experience, pair your sandwich with a side of “potato barrels” (also known as tater tots) and a showing of Toy Story!

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.