Best Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jan. 11, 2023
You can also use your imagination to come up with other grilled cheese sandwich ideas, such as chives, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese or Italian seasoning, and even a spoonful of salsa. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
Best Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 bacon strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Combine mayonnaise and mustard; spread over 2 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 until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes on each side.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Tips

What can I add to my grilled cheese?

You can add many secret ingredients to grilled cheese, including bacon, peppers and jam. Layer on flavor with apple slices, avocados or even a few berries.

Is mayo or butter better for grilled cheese?

Most grilled cheese pros agree that mayonnaise is the way to go, but it all comes down to personal preference. Stick with buttering your bread if that’s what makes your taste buds sing or try a little of both for the ultimate grilled cheese.

What cheese is best for grilled cheese

Many cheeses work great for grilled cheese. Just be sure to use a quality cheese that melts well. Most prefer cheddar, Monterey Jack and Gruyere cheese, but feel free to grill up a winner with varieties such as Brie or Manchego cheeses. Get more grilled cheese recipes. Research contributed by Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

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