“What the…?” You are probably asking that question about now. “Everyone knows how to make a grilled cheese sandwich,” you say. “Don’t they?” Well…maybe. Maybe not. Personally, I make mine with Texas toast bread, double slices of cheese, a swipe of Miracle Whip dressing, lots of butter on the griddle and then a quick trip under the broiler before I slap the top and bottom together, cut and serve. Those of you who are connoisseurs can skip straight to the tips!
Total Time: 10 Min.
Prep & Cook Time: 10 Min.
Learn how to make America’s Favorite Grilled Cheese with this how-to video. Discover the magic of crispy buttery bread and creamy KRAFT Singles. This America’s Favorite Grilled Cheese recipe will be used by your family and friends for generations to come.
What You Need
2 slices white bread
2 KRAFT Singles
2 tsp. butter or margarine, softened
Let’s Make It
1 – Fill bread slices with Singles.
2 – Spread outside of sandwich with butter.
3 – Cook in skillet over medium heat 3 min. on each side or until Singles are melted and sandwich is golden brown on both sides.
Tip 1 – Use Your Air-Fryer: Heat air-fryer to 370°F. Assemble sandwich as directed; place in basket in air-fryer. Cook 8 min. or until Singles are melted and sandwich is golden brown, turning after 4 min.
Tip 2 – Serving Suggestion: Serve with 1/2 cup baby carrots and 1/2 cup grapes.
Tip 3 – Grilled Cheese for a Crowd: When preparing sandwiches for a crowd, place buttered sandwiches on baking sheet. Bake in 400°F oven 6 min. on each side or until Singles are melted and sandwiches are golden brown on both sides.
Tip 4 – Variations: Prepare as directed, using one of the following options: Bacon & Tomato: Add 2 cooked slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon and 2 thin tomato slices between the Singles. Easy Tuna Melt: Spread bread slices with KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise. Cover 1 bread slice with 1 Singles, 2 Tbsp. drained and flaked canned tuna, second Singles and remaining bread slice. Spread with butter and cook as directed. Cheesy Cinnamon-Raisin Grill: Prepare using cinnamon-raisin bread. Zippy Grilled Cheese & Bacon: Substitute MIRACLE WHIP Dressing for the butter and add 2 cooked slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon between the Singles. Double-Decker Grilled Cheese: Add a third bread slice between the Singles.
Tip 5 – Bacon & Tomato: Prepare as directed, adding 2 cooked slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon and 2 thin tomato slices between the Singles.
Tip 6 – Easy Tuna Melt: Spread 2 bread slices with KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise. Cover 1 bread slice with 1 Singles, 2 Tbsp. drained and flaked canned tuna, second Singles and remaining bread slice. Continue as directed.
Tip 7 – Cheesy Cinnamon-Raisin Grill: Prepare using cinnamon-raisin bread.
Tip 8 – Double-Decker Grilled Cheese: Prepare as directed, adding a third bread slice between the Singles.
Tip 9 – Special Extra: Prepare as directed, adding a layer of chopped fresh veggies, such as mushrooms, peppers, green onions, artichokes or roasted red peppers, between the Singles. For added flavor, sprinkle vegetables lightly with dried oregano leaves before covering with second Singles and bread slice.
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What about y’all? Do you like yours plain? Fancy? Any tips to add?
Mmm, grilled cheese. I rarely do them as just cheese these days, though. Usually there’s a couple slices of lunchmeat between the cheese slices. Or leftover meat – chicken, roast beef, ham. Meatloaf grilled cheese is awesome. Sometimes I slap BBQ sauce in it with the meat. And I use a Foreman Grill. No flipping the sandwich and possibly having a wreck where the sides separate. (Which happened more than once in the pan or on the griddle when I overfilled the meats.)
Yeppers, I love love love the Penumbra Papers. And Sade. And the Gang. So much awesome.
Yes to all those additions. I’m particularly fond of bacon or ham. Of course, if you do a burger and grilled onions, you get a patty melt. LOLOL
Poor Sade. On of these days she’s going to rebel and take a cooking class or start watching the food channel. 😉
Interesting! I make the sandwich with butter, colby-jack cheese (or gouda) and assembled, then buttered on both sides & into my small frying pan. The trick is flipping like a pancake to brown both sides. Serve with soup of choice, or chips/fries/veg of choice.
Comfort food of the highest order.
Those are awesome cheese choices! I like a little sharp cheddar myself. And yeah, like a good omelet, it’s all in the wrist action. 🙂