How To: Make the Ultimate Comfort Food – Grilled Cheese

So, we don’t really know who decides these things, but April is National Grilled Cheese Month.  Who doesn’t love a salty, buttery, toasted slice of bread sandwiching ooey gooey cheese??  It’s the ultimate comfort food.  We at Totsy love it and our perfect grilled cheese sandwich is kid-approved!  Your little ones will love this!


Servings: 2 sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of white sandwich bread
  • 1/4 pound cheddar cheese, slice 1/3” thick
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature

What You’ll Need:

  • Skillet – cast iron works best
  • Spatula
  • Knife

Directions:

  1. Heat the skillet on low heat and add enough butter to coat the pan evenly.
  2. Assemble the slices of bread with the cheese and gently press them together to hold them in place.
  3. Put the sandwich in the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cook over low heat.  Use the spatula to check for a golden brown color after 5 minutes.
  5. After a golden brown color has been achieved, flip the sandwich over and check after 5 minutes for the same golden brown color.  Cheese should be completely melted at this point.
  6. Plate the sandwich and serve with a bowl of tomato soup.  Yum!

Healthy alternatives:

  • Use whole wheat bread.
  • Look for cheeses made with skim or part-skim milk.
  • Instead of butter, use an olive oil spray.  If you really want that buttery taste, use non-hydrogenated, omega-3 butter liek Smart Balance.
  • Add a slice of tomato – added dose of vitamin C and lycopene.  Research shows that lycopene can prevent certain types of cancer.
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