The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe

4.5 45 68
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe
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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe

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4.5 45 68
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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
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
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 sandwich: 646 calories, 50g fat (18g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • 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
  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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Gary User ID: 9128611 289667
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2018

"Not much more than “cheese” sandwich, I’ll submit what shoulD be referred to as “ultimate” grilled cheese"

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michelebuckley User ID: 1001281 288155
Reviewed May. 24, 2018

"Messy, better if you spread a thin layer. Garlic is a little strong."

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Linda User ID: 9307455 287653
Reviewed May. 10, 2018

"Very good, very tasty. This goes great with a bowl of creamy tomato soup."

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P vinod User ID: 9385600 285112
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2018

"Love cheese recipies-sandwitch looks great-will try to get it in a large restaurent.thanks for the recipe"

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Dave User ID: 9422971 283521
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2018

"Some may think this is gross but I had a 1/2 tin of chunk tuna left over from a salad so I tossed it into the cheese spread... Wow! Rar em out!!"

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Carolyn User ID: 8852922 282569
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2018

"My Ultimate Cheese sandwich will always include sliced tomato, sliced avocado, and perhaps a ring or two of sweet onion."

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Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 282565
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2018

"first of all 'thank you Kathy' for posting this recipe I'll try it because:

1. I'm a knucklehead
2. adore mayo
3. who doesn't love a grilled cheese sandwich
4. not opposed to the term toast vs grill (all semantics)
5. can anyone tell me the importance of 1/8 teaspoon of 'anything'? < other than red pepper flakes&possibly curry powder I just don't get the itsy bitsy teeny amounts called for 'in any recipe' posted. < like why bother, if you want me to use season salt then say to taste or optional.......please....sorry....rant over...now on to market for mozzo cheese yeah!!!"

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slocook805 User ID: 7734059 282516
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2018

"I cut the mayo back to 1/2 cup and it was plenty. The cheddar I used was sharp and the mozzarella was full fat. I don't use any kind of low fat or fat free dairy, just not enough flavor for us. I made 2 sandwiches, saved the rest of the cheese mixture and made 2 more the next day with two slices of deli sliced ham added. Instead of Italian bread I used sour dough because that's our favorite. I never measure butter when making any type of grilled sandwich, I just add what looks like enough. I agree with sunlite, you can't pass off a pic of toasted bread in place of grilled."

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sunlite User ID: 967497 281779
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2018

"if you are going to talk GRILLED cheese dont show toasted!"

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 281556
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2018

"These sandwiches were a nice variation on my favorite American cheese variety. I used all shredded white cheddar cheese (no mozzarella) and panini bread. I "buttered" the outsides of the sandwiches with low fat mayonnaise before frying. Very tasty!"

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