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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Creamy on the inside and toasty on the outside, this will end up being your favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich! You are only minutes away from this elevated childhood favorite.



  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. In a small, microwave safe bowl, combine the cheese, sour cream, and Dijon mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Microwave the mixture for 30-45 seconds, just until warmed through and melting on the edges. It won’t be melted all the way. Stir to combined.
  3. Lay the pieces of bread out and spread 1/4 tablespoon of butter on one side of each bread. Turn 4 slices over, and divide the cheese mixture between the 4 slices. Place another slice of bread on top, buttered side out, making 4 sandwiches.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. (This works best if you either do the sandwiches in a skillet with a lid, so either do them one at a time in a smaller skillet, or you can do them all at the same time if you have a skillet that fits them all.)
  5. Cover the pan with a lid, and cook until the first side is toasted. Gently flip and cook, with the pan covered, until the second is toasted and the cheese is melty.
  6. Let the sandwich sit for 2-3 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from: Modern Classics: Book 1

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 367
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 769 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 33 mg

Keywords: grilled cheese sandwich, toasted cheese sandwich, grilled cheese