American Grilled Cheese

These American grilled cheese sandwiches that are ready in 25 minutes go well with steaming tomato soup.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

12
slices process American cheese (about 8 oz)
8
slices white or whole wheat bread
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 Place 3 slices cheese on each of 4 slices bread. Top with remaining bread slices. Spread 2 teaspoons butter over each top slice of bread.
  • 2 Place sandwiches, butter sides down, in skillet. Spread remaining butter over top slices of bread. Cook uncovered over medium heat about 5 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Turn and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until bottoms are golden brown and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Spread basil pesto lightly over each bread slice before adding cheese in step 1. Sprinkle butter-topped slices with Parmesan cheese before grilling.

Dunk these sandwiches into bowls of steaming tomato soup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
19g,
19%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
1180mg
1180%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.