grilled cheese recipe

Grilled Cheese Recipe

This classic American sandwich is now a grilled cheese recipe gourmet style. Multiple options give you lots of Wows!

The Keys to Making Your Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet

What makes this grilled cheese recipe gourmet are several key aspects, all of which are optional or interchangeable.

This grilled cheese recipe becomes a bit fancy with 2 cheeses. There are multiple variations listed with the key one using American and Provolone Cheeses.
Grilled Cheese RECIPE Fancy
Grilled Cheese RECIPE Fancy

Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet with 2 Cheeses

Jeff Baygents
This grilled cheese recipe becomes a bit fancy with 2 cheeses. There are multiple variations listed with the key one using American and Provolone Cheeses.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 348


  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 2 slices Provolone cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Make each sandwich: Add 1 slice of American cheese and 1 slice of Provolone between 2 bread slices and set aside.
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  • Heat a frying pan to medium and enough butter for one side of each sandwich to start melting. Add each sandwich and use a spatula to move each around in the pan to get coated on one side with the melted butter.
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  • Add small slices of butter across each sandwich top.
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  • After 1-2 minutes, use a spatula to lift and inspect one side of a sandwich. When browned enough, turn each sandwich over to brown the other side. After 1-2 minutes, repeat inspection, and serve when done.
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The Fancy Cheese is the First Key for Gourmet Status

One key aspect that makes this grilled cheese recipe gourmet, is that you use 2 slices of cheese; one of them is American cheese and the other is Provolone cheese.

Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet 2 Cheeses
Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet 2 Cheeses

Grilling in Butter is the 2nd Key

Next, ensure you grill it in butter, instead of margarine. It’s a world of difference. And, when you grill it, ensure it’s at a modest medium heat to avoid burning the butter and to allow the cheeses time to melt and meld together.

Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet in Butter
Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet in Butter

To take it even further, you can also sprinkle a pinch of garlic powder on top of just one bread slice per sandwich during grilling. And, to finish out the gourmet status, make it using homemade bread.

Grilled Cheese Gourmet with Homemade Bread
Grilled Cheese Gourmet with Homemade Bread

You will have turned a simple classic American sandwich into a multi-star feature production getting lots of “Wows”!

How to Keep from Burning a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Most important of all: The burner heat can be up to a little less than medium heat, no higher.
  • Let the skillet heat up first. You can create the sandwiches during this preheating time and set them aside on the counter.
  • After the skillet is hot (and sandwiches prepared), put a slice of butter in one spot, stir it around a bit quickly (I use a fork for this) for one sandwich, and place the sandwich on top of that melted butter. Slide around the sandwich to coat it even better. Repeat with a 2nd sandwich. Place a butter slice on the top of each sandwich. By now, it’s time to flip the first sandwich. Move it around a bit to coat it more evenly as the butter melts. Repeat with the 2nd sandwich.
  • You can now flip the first sandwich to see if it’s browned enough. If not, flip it back. It usually only takes about 2–3 minutes on the first side and 1–2 minutes on the 2nd side. However, all burner temps vary and it might take about 1–2 minutes longer over all.
  • Don’t smash down the sandwiches during cooking.
  • You can easily flip the sandwiches multiple times for inspecting doneness.

Grilled Cheese Recipe Gourmet Simple Options

This gourmet grilled cheese recipe is exceptionally simple and easy to make. I still here a lot of “Wow” comments, even on repeat meals.

Here are a few options to make it just a tad simpler, if you choose. You can make both slices of cheese one kind, e.g., American cheese. If you use spreadable butter or margarine, you could spread it on the outer sides of both bread slices for each sandwich. That makes it easier to grill.

If you want to change it up, per individual, you can spread the condiment of yellow mustard inside a grilled cheese (before grilling).

A stark, out-of-this-world option is to make it a loaded grilled cheese. You can do this by adding in a leaf of lettuce and a slice or two of tomato just before grilling. In this example, you’ll also want to have 2 condiments spread on the bread. During preparation, one slice is spread with Dijon mustard, and the other is mayonnaise.

Recipe for Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

The recipe for grilled cheese and tomato soup covers two creations. The grilled cheese recipe gourmet method is below. The homemade tomato soup recipe, another gourmet item, is linked here and again after the grilled cheese gourmet recipe.

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Sides for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Sides that go excellent with this Gourmet grilled cheese recipe are here. A good gourmet tomato soup recipe is below, along with some other ideas besides just tomato soup. Beyond those, you can also think of having these:

Other Main Sandwiches

Other main sandwiches that go with tomato soup are also given here as options besides grilled cheese.

Nutritional Values of Grilled Cheese Gourmet Recipe

The nutritional values are shown in the <Print Recipe> option.


As you can see, grilled cheese can go from the Classic recipe to a Gourmet recipe with just a few easy changes. And, with even more shown options, you can completely change it up.

I’d like to hear from you on how you have changed up your Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Other readers would be interested to hear also. Send me a comment below!

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