Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a classic comfort food. Cheese is placed between two slices of buttered bread then grilled. The bread gets golden brown and the cheese is warm and gooey.
Mom always made a Grilled Cheese Sandwich using Colby Longhorn Cheese. Colby Longhorn Cheese was Mom's favorite cheese. You can use American cheese, cheddar cheese or other cheese that you prefer in your sandwich. I still use Colby Longhorn Cheese for my Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. It's a mild cheese that isn't overpowering.
I butter the bread with melted butter using a pastry brush so that the butter spreads more evenly. If the butter is not evenly spread, the bread could get soggy or not brown evenly.
If you prefer, you can substitute mayonnaise for the butter.
You will often see a Grilled Cheese Sandwich paired with tomato soup. They are good paired with potato chips or french fries, too.
I hope you enjoy the Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided Some people prefer mayonnaise.
- 4 slices bread I prefer a hearty white bread.
- 4 ounces Colby Longhorn Cheese, sliced You can use cheddar, American or your preferred cheese.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
- If the cheese is not already sliced, thinly slice the cheese then set aside.
- Melt two tablespoons of the butter in a small saucepan or in the microwave.
- Using a pastry brush, lightly coat one side of each slice of bread with the butter.
- Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in the skillet or on the griddle. You can use cooking spray, too, if you prefer.
- Place two slices of bread, buttered side down, in the skillet or on the griddle. If your skillet is not large enough for two sandwiches at one time, you can make one sandwich at a time.
- Top each slice of bread with 1/2 of the cheese then place the remaining bread slices, buttered side up, on top of the cheese.
- Brown the bread until deeply golden brown and the cheese is melting. Flip the bread over and repeat. Browning each side of bread should take 2-5 minutes. Keep an eye on the bread so it doesn't burn.