|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 18g||90%|
|Total Carbohydrate 32g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Believe it or not, this recipe for My Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich took some experimentation before it achieved perfection. I tried spreading butter on the inside, different types of cheese, and different ways to grill it. This is the best.
You have to use the presliced American cheese wrapped in plastic wrap, and whole wheat sandwich bread, along with real butter, in this recipe. This isn't a gourmet recipe, but it's fabulous.
I recently discovered white American cheese in the deli department of my supermarket. If you avoid processed cheese because of the added color, this product is a great solution.
Serve this perfect sandwich with some baby carrots and some grape tomatoes or a green salad, along with some iced tea or sparkling water.
"There's really nothing quite like a great grilled cheese sandwich made in the traditional way. Melty processed American cheese sandwiched between virtuous whole wheat bread, then spread lightly with butter and browned in a skillet. An easy and deliciously quick lunch." —Diana Andrews
4 slices whole-wheat bread, such as Brownberry Whole Wheat
6 slices processed American cheese, yellow or white
3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter, not margarine
Baby carrots, for serving, optional
Grape tomatoes, for serving, optional
Green salad, for serving, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Place 2 of the bread slices on the work surface. Top each with 3 slices of the American cheese.
Top with the remaining bread slices to make 2 sandwiches.
Spread the outsides of the sandwiches thinly with butter.
Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat.
Place sandwiches on the skillet and cover with a pan lid. It's important to cover the sandwiches as they cook so the cheese melts in the time it takes the bread to brown.
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the bread is golden brown on the first side.
Carefully flip the sandwiches using a large spatula, cover again, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on the second side until the cheese melts and the bread is nicely browned and crisp.
Serve the sandwiches immediately with the carrots, tomatoes, and salad, if desired.