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Cindy’s Most Excellent Grilled Cheese : A Cookalong Original

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Crispy, buttery, melty, drippy, stretchy, cheesy. Here are my tips for an above and beyond grilled cheese sandwich.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 15 minutes


  • 2 slices bread of your choice
    2 Tbsp butter, room temperature
    1-1½ Tbsp grated or shredded parmesan cheese
    1-2 slices Kraft Deli-Deluxe American Cheese
    1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar (Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar is highly recommended)
    1 slice stretchy cheese of your choice: Provolone, Havarti, Mozzarella, Gruyere, or…?

Number of Servings

  • 1 sandwich


  • Non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron skillet with lid
    Sturdy spatula


  • Let butter come to room temp
    Freeze the bread you will be using (optional)

Additional Notes

After the outside has browned a bit and you’ve put the sandwich together, add a healthy sprinkle of grated sharp cheddar to the empty side of the pan, then flip the sandwich over onto the cheese. Wait a few minutes for that to brown and for all the inside cheese to be super melty, then flip the sandwich onto a plate with the cheese-coated side up. Best grilled cheese sandwich you’ll ever make.

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