recipe

Three ingredients are all you need to make this lunchtime favorite.

safety
  • Uses the stovetop
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 15 minutes
yield
  • Serves 1

Prepare Ingredients

2 slices
hearty white or wheat sandwich bread
1 tablespoon
unsalted butter, melted
½ cup
shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Gather Cooking Equipment

Cutting board
Pastry brush
10-­inch nonstick skillet
Spatula
Butter knife
1
 
2 slices
hearty white or wheat sandwich bread
1 tablespoon
unsalted butter, melted

Place bread slices on cutting board. Use pastry brush to brush melted butter evenly over 1 side of each slice.

 
2
 
½ cup
shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Flip 1 slice over (buttered side down), sprinkle with cheese, and press down on cheese lightly. Place second slice of bread on top (butter on the outside) and press down gently.

 
3
 

Place sandwich in 10-­inch nonstick skillet and press it lightly with spatula. Heat skillet over medium-­low heat and cook until first side is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

 
4
 

Use spatula to flip sandwich over and press lightly again (see photos below). Cook until second side is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

Flipping Grilled Cheese

  1. Slide spatula completely underneath sandwich. Make sure to use spatula large enough to hold sandwich.
  1. Carefully place fingertips on top of sandwich. Lift spatula and flip sandwich over, moving your fingers out of the way as you flip sandwich onto second side.
 
5
 

Turn off heat. Use spatula to transfer sandwich back to cutting board. Let cool for 2 minutes. Cut sandwich in half and serve warm.