Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Posted on: January 27, 2021. Updated on: July 12, 2023.

by Carolina Gelen


This is my recipe for the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich, plus a little trick to make sure the cheese gets nice and gooey. We’re using a combination of low moisture mozzarella cheese for that satisfying cheese pull and sharp cheese (like mature cheddar or Gruyere) for flavor.


Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4.4 / 5. from 27

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4.4 / 5. from 27

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Servings: 1
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 7 mins


  • 2 slices bread of choice (sourdough, brioche, etc.)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or 3 tablespoons of butter + a drizzle of oil
  • 70-100 grams shredded cheese, use a combination of mozzarella and a sharp cheese like mature cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • salt


  1. Start with a pan, preferably cast iron, on medium heat, add in the butter and oil or the ghee, let it melt, then place both slices of bread in the pan. Toast them for 2 minutes on one side.
  2. Flip both slices of bread, add all the shredded cheese one slice, then place the other slice on top (toasted side down). Turn the heat to medium low and toast each side of the sandwich for 2 minutes each, adding a tablespoon of butter at each flip.
  3. Once both sides are toasted, add in the pan 1 tablespoon of water (around the sandwich, not on top of the sanwich) and cover the pan with a lid for 1 1/2 mins, this will steam the sandwich making the cheese extra gooey.
  4. Serve!

Carolina Gelen

I speak 5 languages, but my favorite way to communicate is through the universal language of food. I translate food to be more approachable and accessible for the everyday cook. I didn't grow up with a lot, so I’ve always loved thrifting and finding a good sale. That also shapes my approach to cooking: I try to make most of my recipes as affordable as possible, and that is what my SCRAPS newsletter is about. Every two weeks I will send an exclusive recipe to your inbox. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website.

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2 thoughts on "Grilled Cheese Sandwich"

  1. Amanda says:

    Love the attention to gooeyness! I didn’t know I needed a grilled cheese recipe, thanks 🙂

  2. Celeste says:

    With my fat fingers I accidentally left a way unfair vote count I meant to give it 5 stars. Why can’t I edit it 🙁