Easy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (without butter)

CheeseA mom friend of mine recently confessed that she didn’t know how to make a grilled cheese sandwich for her kids without using too much butter and/or scorching it.  This recipe works for me every time:


  • 2 slices of Bread per sandwich
  • Cheese (use what you like, soft or semi-soft works best)
  • Spray Oil


  • I use a non-stick pan with a lid that’s large enough so as not to crowd the sandwich(es).  Having the lid is key for melting the cheese without using much fat.
  • Turn burner to medium heat.
  • Lightly spray the pan with Spray Oil.
  • Place the bottom slice of Bread in the pan and grate your Cheese right onto the bread.  Use enough cheese to cover the slice of bread.  If using sliced cheese, place one or two slices in the middle of the bread.
  • Place the top slice of bread on, pressing down lightly into the cheese.
  • Lift the bottom of the bread with a spatula; the bread is usually golden brown and ready to be flipped.
  • Let sandwich cook at medium heat for about 2 minutes, then place the lid on the pan and turn off the burner.  Keep pan on the burner and let the sandwich(es) sit for about 4-5 minutes.  Don’t rush it and refrain from peeking.  The cheese will slowly melt while the bottom of bread turns golden brown.
  • Remove from pan and slice into eight pieces for kids.
  • Serve by itself or with a warm bowl of vegetable soup.
  • Perfect for a quick snack or as comfort food when it’s chilly outside.
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