Grilled Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich

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Recipe: #5879

July 06, 2012

Categories: French Toast

"I saw a photo on Pinterest of a grilled cheese sandwich made with mozzarella cheese that looked simply amazing. So I made sandwiches today to reflect the photo. My DD said it tastes across between a cheese stick and French toast. I thought it was just as amazingly delicious as the photo with the crunch of the bread, the gooey mozzarella goodness oozing out. My DD and DH dipped it in red pasta sauce whereas I just ate mine plain. Yummy!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (135.6 g)
  • Calories 439
  • Total Fat - 30.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18 g
  • Cholesterol - 77.9 mg
  • Sodium - 877.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 19.4 g
  • Calcium - 553.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the 12 slices of bread out on a cutting board to assemble sandwiches in pairs.

Step 2

Add slices of mozzarella to cover one slice of bread in each pair.

Step 3

Generously slather butter on to the sides with no cheese, and place on top of cheese with butter facing up, so all four sandwiches are together.

Step 4

Add peanut oil & two tablespoons butter to skillet on medium heat and allow to warm up until butter is melted and hot but not brown.

Step 5

Swirl butter oil mixture around so it coats the whole pan.

Step 6

Add two sandwiches to the skillet with buttered side facing up and grill for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Flip sandwiches over and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, using spatula to press the bread down.

Step 8

Remove sandwiches from skillet and add another tablespoon of butter to the skillet to cook the next two sandwiches.

Step 9

Add next two sandwiches to the skillet with buttered side facing up and grill for 2-3 minutes.

Step 10

Flip sandwiches over and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, using spatula to press the bread down.

Step 11

Cook pasta sauce in microwave for 1 minute covered.

Step 12

Serve with sandwiches for dipping.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For best results, use fresh mozzarella cheese instead of pre-shredded cheese.
  • Feel free to use your favorite type of bread for this sandwich. Potato bread gives it a great crunchy texture.

  • Substitute olive oil for peanut oil: The benefit of this substitution is that olive oil has a more mild flavor than peanut oil, which can be overpowering in some recipes. Additionally, olive oil is a healthier alternative to peanut oil, as it is a source of monounsaturated fat.
  • Substitute vegan cheese for mozzarella: The benefit of this substitution is that vegan cheese is a dairy-free alternative to mozzarella, and can be a healthier option for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Additionally, vegan cheese has a milder flavor than mozzarella, which can be beneficial for those who don't like the strong flavor of mozzarella.

Veggie Grilled Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich Add 1/4 cup of diced bell peppers, 1/4 cup of diced onions, and 1/4 cup of diced mushrooms to each sandwich before grilling. Grill the sandwiches as directed in the original recipe.

Tomato Soup - This classic tomato soup is the perfect accompaniment to the Grilled Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich. The creamy soup will bring out the flavors of the cheese and the crunch of the bread. Plus, it's a great way to enjoy a comforting meal.

Garlic Bread: Garlic bread is the perfect side dish to compliment the tomato soup and grilled mozzarella cheese sandwich. The crunchy, garlicky bread will add an extra layer of flavor and texture to the meal. Plus, it's an easy and tasty way to round out the meal.


Q: How do I make sure the cheese melts?

A: Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the sandwiches and press down on the sandwiches with a spatula to ensure even cooking. Additionally, use fresh mozzarella cheese as it melts better than pre-shredded cheese.

Q: How long should I cook the sandwiches?

A: Cook the sandwiches over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.

6 Reviews


An interesting and different grilled cheese sandwich which we enjoyed. Easy dinner!


review by:
(3 Sep 2014)


A very nice "upgrade" to one of my favorite comfort meals-Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Easy recipe too! Made for a very nice lunch.


review by:
(10 Oct 2013)


I made 2 of these for DH who loves grilled cheese sandwiches. I used light rye bread and followed the recipe as listed. He must of loved it because he was giving me the thumbs up while eating it and walking away as he was heading off to go fishing. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.


review by:
(25 Sep 2012)


This is so so so good, I was very very pleased with this recipe. I bought a loaf of freshly made potato bread this morning and made half of the recipe for lunch today and dipped the sandwich in salsa sauce I had in the fridge.


review by:
(21 Aug 2012)


I really liked dipping my sandwich pieces in the sauce and eating them. I had mine while I was watching tv for a late dinner/snack. This would be good with other cheeses as well. Thank you for posting this one Deb! Linda


(12 Aug 2012)


YUM ! YUM ! and YUM ! These were sooo good! i couldn't find any potato bread but i did find some potato buns, grilled them in my grill frypan and they came out delicious. We used a hot and spicy pizza sauce for dipping which went perfectly with the mozzarella. Great idea to use a dipping sauce! For something so simple and quick this is something i will be doing often, they made a nice light supper that didn't heat up the kitchen on a hot day, thanks for posting.


review by:
(18 Jul 2012)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Grilled cheese sandwiches are believed to have been invented in the 1920s by a chef in the United States. It was popularized by celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, who was known to enjoy the sandwich.

Fun Fact 2: Mozzarella cheese is a type of cheese that originated in Italy during the Middle Ages. It is one of the most popular cheeses in the world and is used in many classic Italian dishes such as pizza and lasagna.