There’s more than one way to make a grilled cheese and that includes cooking techniques. When you’re in a pinch, using the toaster and microwave might be your best bet, but if you have a little more time, it’s worth making grilled cheese on the stove or in the oven.
What You Need:
- Small bowl
- 15x10x1-inch sheet pan
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cans Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 6 ounces deli-sliced American cheese
- 6 ounces deli-sliced Cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
Step 1: Heat your oven to 375°F. Using a small bowl, mix melted butter with the garlic powder. In sheet pan, brush 12x8-inch area with half of the melted butter mixture. Unroll and press one can of dough over the melted butter mixture.
How to Cook Grilled Cheese on the Stove
We showed you how to cook grilled cheese on the stove earlier in this article. It is the most recognizable method and we love how easy it is. Just make sure that you use a correctly sized skillet or griddle. Depending on the size of your vessel, you can make two grilled cheese sandwiches at a time with four pieces of bread cooking in the skillet simultaneously.
How you cook your grilled cheese is again, a matter of preference. You can spread mayo or mustard on one side and spread butter or margarine on the other side. The buttered side is the side that will cook directly on the skillet while the side with the condiment of your choice will be topped with cheese.
You should first heat the skillet over medium heat until it’s hot and then place the sandwich in it. Then cook each side over medium heat until the outsides are golden brown. Reduce the heat to medium low and cover with a lid to allow the cheese to melt. The end result will be a crispy sandwich with just the right amount of melted cheese in the middle.
How to Cook Grilled Cheese in the Toaster
We’ve all used the toaster to make a grilled cheese sandwich before, especially when we were kids and not allowed to use the stove. But even in a pinch and when you need a quick fix, throwing bread in the toaster and making a grilled cheese is perfectly acceptable.
While we recommend cooking over the stove for the best results, using the toaster is easy and quick. First, put two slices of bread in the toaster and toast to your preference. Spread the condiment of your choice on one side of each slice and top it with the cheese of your choice. Then you can put your grilled cheese in the microwave to melt the cheese. To microwave, wrap the sandwich in a paper towel and microwave for about 15 to 20 seconds.