Crisp Grilled Cheese Sandwich

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Up your standard grilled cheese game by adding a layer of crispy browned Parmesan cheese to the exterior of your sandwiches. Can you say meta-grilled cheese?

Crisp Grilled Cheese Sandwich

About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 4 sandwiches
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:25 minutes
Special equipment:large skillet, spatula, grater or microplane
This recipe appears in: Sandwiched: Crisp Grilled Cheese


  • 8 slices Texas toast or other thick-sliced white bread
  • 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (2 ounces) finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) grated sharp cheddar cheese


  1. 1

    Spread each slice of bread on both sides with butter. Arrange four slices in large skillet and cook over medium heat until turning light golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle slices with 1/2 cup Parmesan and, using spatula, flip over.

  3. 3

    Sprinkle toasted sides of bread with 1 cup cheddar and cook until cheddar begins to melt and Parmesan begins to brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. 4

    Once cheddar is melted, turn 2 of the slices onto the other two and press together to sandwich. Transfer to cutting board and repeat with remaining ingredients.

  5. 5

    Allow sandwiches to rest about 3 minutes, then cut in half and serve.


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