How to 101: Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich |

What makes a perfect grilled cheese sandwich? There is nothing more satisfying than having a melted gooey cheese sandwich between crispy and crunchy toasted sliced bread. The good news is, that this great sandwich is a cinch to make.

Secret Tips:

Mayonnaise lowers the smoking temperature of the butter. This allows the sandwich to sit longer in the pan, the cheese has more time to melt before the butter is burned. With butter alone, you are not going to get crunchy toasted bread.

Never butter your pan; else the sandwich is going to be greasy.


  • Bread
  • Butter,
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheeses


Here are steps to make this crispy and crunchy grilled cheese sandwich using a non-stick pan.

  1. Spread butter/mayonnaise and mix generously on the sliced bread. (2 parts butter to 1 part mayonnaise)
  2. Preheat your pan to medium heat.
  3. Cook in a non-stick pan for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

This sandwich is pure unadulterated comfort food and yet simple to prepare, definitely a classic that goes very well with tomato soup. My favourite is pepper jack cheese. Feel free to use any type of cheese you have on hand. 

How to make classic grilled cheese sandwich