- 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
- 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.
Reviews forThe Ultimate Grilled Cheese
"Messy, better if you spread a thin layer. Garlic is a little strong."
"Very good, very tasty. This goes great with a bowl of creamy tomato soup."
"Love cheese recipies-sandwitch looks great-will try to get it in a large restaurent.thanks for the recipe"
"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!!"
"My Ultimate Cheese sandwich will always include sliced tomato, sliced avocado, and perhaps a ring or two of sweet onion."
"first of all 'thank you Kathy' for posting this recipe I'll try it because:1. I'm a knucklehead2. adore mayo3. who doesn't love a grilled cheese sandwich4. 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!!!"
"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."
"if you are going to talk GRILLED cheese dont show toasted!"
"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!"
"My daughters and I liked this recipe, and will definitely make it again. Although we aren't fans of mayo, it wasn't overpowering. In fact, the garlic powder added a nice flavor to it and we liked the combination of cheeses. Any grated cheese could probably be substituted for the cheddar and mozzarella to add some variety. We did use Italian bread rather than white bread (like we have used in the past). It gave the sandwiches more substance, and was a filling dinner."