Best Grilled Cheese


This easy grilled cheese sandwich has a crispy Parmesan crust and a gooey Cheddar and bacon filling, and is simply the best I've ever had! As far as grilled cheese goes, this is it!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
16 mins
4 sandwiches

Yes, you do need a recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich. And we've got the best grilled cheese sandwich recipe on the internet! This five-ingredient sandwich is super easy to make and will be the best grilled cheese you've ever tasted in your life.

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Best Cheese for Grilled Cheese Sandwich

We love following this recipe, which uses two cheeses: Parmigiano-Reggiano and cheddar. The Parmigiano-Reggiano combines with the butter to create a crispy, cheesy crust. While the cheddar melts inside the sandwich to create a gooey center.

How to Make Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Making a grilled cheese sandwich couldn't be any easier. You'll find the full recipe below — but here's a brief description of what you can anticipate from this recipe:

Combine the butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Make the sandwiches with two slices of bacon and one slice of cheddar cheese. Spread the butter mixture on each slice of bread. Cook in a skillet until golden brown on both sides.

What Goes With Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

Nothing beats the classic pairing of grilled cheese and tomato soup. However, you can also serve grilled cheese alongside a salad, french fries, coleslaw, or any other side dish you love.

How to Store Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Unfortunately, leftover grilled cheese doesn't keep very well. But because this recipe takes about 15 minutes to make, it's so easy to make again whenever you're craving a grilled cheese.

If you really want to save leftovers, you can wrap the grilled cheese sandwich in aluminum foil and store it in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat on the stove.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Excellent grilled cheese! This was definitely a nice twist on regular 'ole grilled cheese and went great with a side of homemade tomato soup! Perfect for a night when you just don't feel like doing a lot of cooking," raves Jillian.

"I had never thought of adding things to the butter on the outside. I think this made the sandwich beyond the sandwich we had when we were kids. I took it one step further and added one fresh chopped garlic clove to a double batch. I will definitely make my sandwiches like this from now on," according to lynniescorner.

"Killer! The parm on the outside took these to another level. I used a combo of extra sharp cheddar and American cheese for a great mix of bite and melt. I can't wait to make these again," says cowgirll.

Editorial contributions by Bailey Fink


  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 8 slices cooked bacon

  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese

  • 8 slices sourdough bread


  1. In a small bowl, mash together the butter and Parmesan cheese until evenly blended. Make sandwiches by placing two slices of bacon and one slice of Cheddar cheese on half of the bread slices. Top with the remaining slices of bread.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread some of the butter mixture on the top of each sandwich. Place sandwiches butter side down in the skillet. Spread the remaining butter mixture on the other sides. Cook until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side. To serve, cut in half diagonally.

    low angle looking into two grilled cheeses sliced and stacked on top of one another
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

510 Calories
32g Fat
30g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 1194mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 682mg 52%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 130mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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