Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Quick and easy to make, grilled cheese is great to make for a quick snack or fast lunch. I prefer to use Orowheat Honey Wheatberry bread for grilled cheese. I like this bread because it is dense and wholesome and has a great flavor. Rye bread, however would work quite well with Swiss cheese. Grilled cheese sandwiches are also great for picnics.

For cheese, I usually use Velveeta. However, American, Cheddar or Swiss are all good for grilled cheese. I have even used Havarti for grilled cheese sandwiches and they came out great. Use whatever cheese tastes good to you.

  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 slices cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. butter

Heat a skillet large enough for 2 sandwiches over medium heat and add half the butter. Place 2 slices of bread in the skillet to absorb the butter. Place the sliced cheese on top of each bread slice and top with a second slice of bread. Cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes and then carefully turn the sandwich, keeping the bread and cheese together. Cook for an additional 4 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt and drip out the side of the sandwich. Add more butter if necessary. I always cook the sandwich long enough so that the bread becomes browned and a little crispy on the outside.

Once cooked, cut each sandwich in half diagonally and serve with a small bowl of cut mixed fruit.

Variations: Try adding a slice of ham, pastrami, Canadian bacon or smoked salmon on top of the cheese before covering with the second slice of bread. Or, try adding a tablespoon of your favorite salsa to give grilled cheese that Mexican flair.

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes