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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Updated on October 26, 2013

Grilled Cheese Thick & Delicious

Any cheese that melts will make a great Grilled Cheese Sandwich. If you are really good at cooking a Grilled Cheese Sandwich try adding more and thicker slabs of cheese.

Some people think a Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the ultimate comfort food and I tend to agree with them. I love eating mine with a cup of veggie soup on the side. And don't forget to add new things to your creations.

If you love grilled cheese think about experimenting with ideas for new creations.

When you think of Grilled Cheese Sandwich you usually think of a few slices of cheese melted between bread, but what if instead you thought about Shredded Cheese to make that Grilled Cheese Sandwich perfect. One of the great advantages of shredding cheese is that you can easily mix different kinds of cheese together to create a totally new Grilled Cheese with flavors never before tasted on this humblest of sandwiches.

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Featured Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is a wonderful recipe that comes from Amy's Bread bakery in New York City. check out the web site and stop by any of here 4 locations for a treat.

Servings: Makes 6.

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1 6-ounce can tomato paste

3 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chilies*

1 tablespoon mild-flavored (light) molasses

12 3/4-inch-thick slices sourdough bread

18 ounces extra-sharp New York cheddar cheese, thinly sliced

4 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

6 tablespoons butter, room temperature


Blend tomato paste, chilies, and molasses in processor until smooth. Spread 1 tablespoon chipotle mixture over 1 side of each bread slice.

Arrange 6 bread slices, chipotle side up, on work surface. Divide half of cheese among bread slices. Top with tomatoes, then onion, cilantro, and remaining cheese. Top sandwiches with remaining bread, chipotle side down. Spread butter on outside of sandwich tops and bottoms.

Heat 2 large griddles over medium heat. Place 3 sandwiches on each griddle; cook until bread is golden and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes per side.

*Canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce are available at Latin American markets and most supermarkets.

Grilled Cheese & Tomato - Summer Delight

Grilled Cheese & Tomato - Summer Delight
Grilled Cheese & Tomato - Summer Delight
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Grilled Cheese Chic

Featuring 5 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches paired with 5 specialty soups, The Melt is a new fast food chain just launched in San Francisco. Founded by the original creator of the Flip video camera it is an innovative idea worth keeping an eye one. The Melt joins a growing trend of mini menu eating establishments across the country that specialize in just a few items.

If this joint proves successful it won't be long before the hot dog cart vendors adapt and start offering a specialty grilled cheese sandwich along side the familiar hot dogs with all the fixings.



Founded in 2009, Cheeseboy is America's First Quick-Service Grilled Cheese Franchise

Featuring 4 Signature Sandwiches along with soups and sides. Of course you can have your Grilled Cheese made the way you like it.

With multiple locations across the Northeast and national expansion underway, Cheeseboy is helping to redefine the quick-service restaurant landscape with delicious and affordable grilled cheese sandwiches and soups served in high-traffic locations by a professional and welcoming staff.

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50 Grilled Cheese Recipes

Grilled Cheese: 50 Recipes to Make You Melt
Grilled Cheese: 50 Recipes to Make You Melt

Toasted golden in a pan or browned to melty perfection under the broiler, grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food -- and a meal in itself. And believe it or not, it just got better. Author Marlena Spieler has created 50 mouthwatering new takes on this fromagophile's favorite. Her tantalizing pairings range from hearty Sage Sausage and Jack Cheese with Preserved Lemon to Melted Alpenzell, Emmentaler, Pear, and Cumin


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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      I love grilled cheese. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      Mmmm, now I want a grilled cheese sandwich.

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      GabStar 6 years ago

      I'm not sure if you have salad cream in America, it's kinda like mayonaise. A bit of that in a grilled cheese sandwich is just the best!

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      nsixx99 6 years ago

      Grilled cheeses are a staple around here, my son loves them and I love trying out new versions of the old classic!

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      We have grilled cheese sandwiches and soup quite often for dinner. We love a little thinnly sliced tomato and onion. Happy Holidays!

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      BlueStarling 6 years ago

      Love grilled cheese sandwiches. There are some interesting variations here -- I have to try adding tomato paste and using Brie. I always use whole grain bread, and sauteed mushrooms piled on top make a great addition (except then you have to use a fork).

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Grilled cheese is one of my favourite sandwiches. **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      cheesebaskets 7 years ago

      "Any cheese that melts will make a great Grilled Cheese. " <--- 100% agree! I make some grilled cheese sandwich for my kids on weekends and I tell you, they are loving it.

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      Zen Automat 7 years ago

      @anonymous: I just started grilling them over charcoal for the first time this summer.. so good.. thanks for stopping by.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Grilled Cheese sandwich is my comfort food. If I don't feel good I will always make myself a grilled cheese sandwich, always makes me feel better

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      Mickie Goad 8 years ago

      Recently I made a grilled cheese for my granddaughter and she asked me why it was so good. I told her that I put two slices of cheese on it. She said, "Oh?!" So you are correct when you say pile on the cheese.

      I also spread a bit of mayo on the cheese. Yum.

      Lensrolling you to my tomato sandwich lens.

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      RolandTumble 9 years ago

      I voted for Ham, but I like them all!

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      poutine 9 years ago

      Anything that has cheese in it, I LOVE!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 9 years ago

      I got two good things from my ex husband. And this is definitely in order of importance!

      1. My daughter

      2. Putting jelly on top of grilled cheese sandwiches!

      They are light years apart in importance, but both are wonderful!


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      AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

      All the family love grilled cheese. I like it with branston pickle (a very British thing I think)!

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      alicesy 9 years ago

      Excellent Lens. I like the quality insight you have provided here about Grilled Cheese. Keep up the good work.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      My kids (and Me) loved grilled cheese when they were growing up but I've never tried one with tomatoes. I need to.

      Great lens.


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      kab 9 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Grilled Cheese and a pickle. Still my favorite lunch!

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      Dianne Loomos 9 years ago

      We love grilled cheese here! 5*, faved and lensrolled to my food lenses.

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      TheInfamous7 9 years ago

      Great Lens! Nothing beats a good cheese melted over that sexy bacon, siting atop a splendid home-made burger haha! :-)

      Good Work!

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      beeobrien lm 9 years ago

      I've added this lens to my Cheesy lenses module at Velveeta...Unwrapped.

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      fledgling 10 years ago

      Grilled cheese is excellent, and I haven't had one for ages! thanks for a great lens, with some great variations to try!

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      tdove 10 years ago

      Grilled cheese was the first thing I ever learned to cook. Easy to burn though. I can still hear the sirens. Seriously though, love the lens.