Introduction: How to Make the Best Grilled Cheese.

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Hungry? Dont want the hassle of ordering pizza and waiting while you stomach groans as if telling you to eat your keyboard? Well, help is HERE!!! Make a satisfying grilled cheese and tell hunger to leave. Serve with some iced tea and this makes a great lunch. Your kids will love it too!

bread. i reccomend whole wheat.
cheese. any kind will do.
serrated knife.
grilled chese maker/ panini press/ mini george foreman grill.

optional items-
iced tea
dried herbs
olive oil.
small bowl.

Step 1: Wash Tomato.

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run tomato under water and rub. stop when satisfied.

Step 2: Cut

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cut the tomato into slices, and take the seeds out if you want.

Step 3: Season It!

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take the dried herbs, im using oregano and basil, the salt, and the olive oil. put some of the olive oil, basil(dried herbs) and a little bit of salt.

the picture is the finishe tomato product. now set them aside.

Step 4: Watch Your Fingers.

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cut the cheese into rectangles.

Step 5: Take the Crusts Off

take those darned crusts off.

Step 6: Place the Cheese...

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put the cheese on the bread. arrange it so it covers one piece.

Step 7: Add Tomatoes...

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add those seasoned tomatoes.

Step 8: Put Some More Cheese

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cut one more peice of cheese and break it into smaller bits. place those bits on top of the tomatoes. cut another piece if nessecary.

Step 9: Place Anything Else You Want.

put chicken, or whatever.

Step 10: Plug It In... Plug It In...

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plug the grilled cheese maker/ george foreman grill/ panini press/ waffle maker in.(yes, ive done this with a waffle maker)

Step 11: Put Next Slice And...

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put the next slice of bread on. and put the sandwich onto the heat source.

Step 12: Let It Melt and Warm Up...finished!

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let it grill...mmm...smells so good. After afew minutes, take it out with a spatula and pour that iced tea. finished!!!! :D eat, or store it for later and heat it up in the microwave. but rust me, the are best fresh.

tip:let the tomatoes sit for a few hours, maybe overnight. but in the fridge.

yay! my first instuctable is finished. sorry for the bad photos, i took pictures with my moms phone. please give comments and constructive criticism. i want to know what i did wrong. rate it if it was a good snack!


WayneA13 (author)2015-12-16

Grilled cheese sandwiches have to have butter (or margarine) on the outer crusts before grilling. I melt a small amount in the skillet then grill the sandwich.

tralphas (author)2010-01-21

I just put a slice of velveta cheese and some Miracle Whip (not mayo) between 2 slices of bread, butter the outside of the bread and grill in a cast iron skillet.  add a dill pickle and some chips on the side.......heaven.

highoncatnip (author)2009-05-21

if you really like grilled cheese try a peanut butter and chedder grilled cheese. trust me once you try it you will be addicted to its gooey goodness

Strangely enough, I think I will try this for my next meal.

piks (author)2008-09-28

America, have you never heard of a toastie? Same recipe, but you butter the outside of the bread. It might not be as healthy, but it will taste much better. You can do this in a normal grill, I think you call this broiling. Someone help me here... what is broiling? If you put something under a grill, it's grilling, if you boil something it's boiling, what is broiling?????????

lawizeg (author)piks2008-09-30

That's what you do for a normal grilled cheese in a pan, but i don't know how to do that.

Eutychus82 (author)lawizeg2009-02-03

no, broiling is when you just heat from the top of an oven; it heats faster than baking, but there is little or no heat underneath; if you put your oven on broil, you can see; also, since it is hotter than baking, you need to leave the oven door cracked open; closest thing to grilling without a grill, for the most part

hom3mad3wepsrule (author)2008-01-07

Oh sorry I was falling asleep when I wrote the comment but I make them all the time now but it wasn't caps now that I'm looking at it ??? but again I thank you for this wonderful grilled cheese it is amazing how something so simple is so good keep up the good work.

lawizeg (author)hom3mad3wepsrule2008-09-01

It looks like it on my computer....

lawizeg (author)hom3mad3wepsrule2008-03-24

Punctuation is your friend.

ren7624 (author)2007-12-02

dude u should be on a cooking show you are GOD in cooking i tried the sandwich exactly how u said to make it and it was awesome nice instructable

lawizeg (author)ren76242008-07-01

i plan on putting MORE food i'bles.

lawizeg (author)lawizeg2008-09-01

I made one for mashed potatoes.

jessyratfink (author)2008-08-27

The best grilled cheese is the one you eat with a dill pickle. Take a bite of the grilled cheese, and then a bite of the pickle. It's a party in your mouth, guaranteed!

nightninja87 (author)2008-08-12

grate cheese instead for a very nice melting and toast the inside part first friend told me that secret makes nice grilled cheese thank you georgeforman for a nice panni press=]

Ushanka (author)2007-08-02

Oh man that sounds delicious. I have my own way of making the greatest grilled cheese sandwich of all time. It has bacon inside of it. That's really all there is to it. Mmm, bacon.

lawizeg (author)Ushanka2007-08-02

i dont eat bacon. but note: i AM NOT a vegetarian.

lawizeg (author)lawizeg2008-07-01


hom3mad3wepsrule (author)2008-01-02


I use butter/margarine or similar substitute and a frying pan.

lawizeg (author)Temperance2008-05-26

Eh. Me, i never really learned how to do it that way, it would always burn.

chalky (author)2007-08-01

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM fooood!! now thats my kinda instructable lol

lawizeg (author)chalky2008-03-27


dizzydave (author)2007-08-02

the triple cheese: sourdough bread, chive & herb cream cheese, swiss and sharp cheddar...mmmm....

lawizeg (author)dizzydave2008-03-27

sounds good...

Shifrin (author)2008-01-20

I just saw this recipe, and It looked great, My favorite part about it is that you can pretty much "Make it your Own" By adding anything you want, in my case some delicious sausage I found in the back of my fridge, I tweaked it to my likings and ended up having a wonderful Lunch that I will surely make again soon!

hom3mad3wepsrule (author)2008-01-02

omfg i made more of the clasic with a lil of urz with the george forman grill and it was the best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lawizeg (author)hom3mad3wepsrule2008-01-12

Really. CALM DOWN. It's really good, but calm down. It's gonna be okay.

BrookeLunnBourne (author)2007-10-13

Grilled cheese sandwiches? One of my specialties! The nice things is how you can change the taste depending on the cheese used if that is all you have. My favorite combo is American cheese w/bacon and sliced tomatoes. Yum! I've never thought of seasoning and/or marinating the tomatoes though -- what a great idea! I think I'll try that. And, unlike hi!Monkey, I've never learned how to use an iron for making grilled cheese sandwiches either. But, having spent a lot of time at the ironing board, I can see where it could work in a pinch. Now I'm just guessing, but would a large piece of aluminum foil be underneath as you pressed one side then another? Is that how its done? A heated flat pan on top sounds like a good idea too -- thanks Jameyc -- but a second flat pan and/or burner may not be available (lol - how well I know). I've always used a skillet (learned how on cast iron). Depending on the skillet's size and how many sandwiches are being made, I will grill them open faced then close or closed then flip to other side. In either case, I need to butter the outside of the sandwich sometime before it goes in the skillet. Tell me, is that step necessary if they are made using a foreman grill, etc? If you are going to make any revisions, my suggestion would be to keep iced tea as an optional and add "or your choice of beverage". And, yes, well done indeed!

kdom22 (author)2007-08-15

Looks good, but a little constructive criticism: If you're going to use things from the "optional" list of ingredients as a main part of your instructable, they're really not optional. But well done for a first instructable!

hi!monkey (author)2007-08-01

ahh... the glory that is grilled cheese. bravo! the optional iced tea in a glass is a touch many would have overlooked, yet so important when consuming a hot melty sandwich. of course, if you don't have a snazzy sandwich grill, you can always use a common household iron! i know i do!

gog (author)hi!monkey2007-08-01

Oooh now thats neat hi!monkey, I'd never thought to make a sandwich with an iron before. Now I wish I had an Iron, a Sandwich press, or a Waffle maker so I could make me a tasty sandwich when I get home.

jameyc (author)gog2007-08-04

Just heat up a flat grilling pan or frying pan with an appropriately large bottom, and place it over top the sandwich while it cooks on another pan. Weigh it down with something, a brick wrapped in aluminum foil was the suggested method on the food network's "Good Eats" show, but some heavy cast iron cookware or other such things might work equally well if you don't have something like that handy. Advantages of this method is that it's much easier to clean than a sandwich press, and it lets you do larger sandwiches than many commercial presses would normally allow. Besides, it's cheaper.

lawizeg (author)jameyc2007-08-11

well i got a sanwich grill at Target for 10 bucks. i suppose it was onsale though..

Kendallkip (author)2007-08-10

oh my god! I was completely full, but when i saw this i was starving! And now i want grilled cheese

p1pe (author)2007-08-02

mmmm... this sounds/looks really really good. It's a cross between a grilled cheese sammich and bruschetta -- both of which I love. My tomatoes are gonna start ripening soon and when that starts I usually have bruschetta once or twice a day for two months. Now I can break it up a bit. Thanks for the idea.

kingbif (author)2007-08-02

im hungry...

badrang4 (author)2007-08-01

i LOVE grild cheese!

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-08-01

hmm. looks good!! persionaly my favorite grilled cheese is from my high school (i have no idea how they do it :-P ) but at home i get somthing not very endulging, mabe this one will be great!?

ourika (author)2007-08-01

I am a fan of grilled cheese and tomato, but I like my tomatoes grilled before they're put i nto the sandwich. I grill those for a sec in the fry pan before I put them on the sandwich (I haven't got a sandwich maker or a panini maker). YUMMY on the grilled cheese. I love when people put instructionables for things like this. While I know how to make them, I really enjoy seeing other people's ways of doing it (marinating the tomatoes is brilliant, thanks!), and I also have some friends who couldn't so much as figure out how long to put water on so that it boils :-)

bambi_1319 (author)2007-08-01

:( now I want a toasted sandwich

gog (author)2007-08-01

Why do you remove the crust in step 5?

Spectrace (author)gog2007-08-01

yeah i know, the crust is the best part. and i make a really beastly grilled cheese in a frying pan, haha. Great instructable

lawizeg (author)Spectrace2007-08-01

eh. the crust is okay, i just prefer it removed.

rerat (author)2007-08-01

Sorry,but it cannot be "the best" unless you spread mayonaise on the outside of the bread before cooking.

lawizeg (author)rerat2007-08-01

well i dont like mayo.

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