Who knew it was possible to skip the skillet and make oven grilled cheese? I didn’t until recently. But as I found myself having to whip up a fast dinner for four very hungry kiddos after a long day out, I thought… Why not?
How to make grilled cheese… In your oven
Things I love MOST about this recipe:
- You can make so many sandwiches at once
- There’s literally ZERO cleanup
- They’re all hot when you serve them
In the past we’ve always had to do grilled cheese in batches (because so many kids, y’all), and we end up eating in shifts rather than all together, with many exclamations of “I’m hungry!” or “I want more!” in between. And there’s always a greasy pan and work area to scrub afterward. But not anymore!
This simple trick has totally revolutionized the way we do food.
Easy Oven Grilled Cheese
- Thinly-sliced cheese
- Prosciutto, salami, or other thinly-sliced meat (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425°F
- Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (1-2 sheets of aluminum foil depending on the size of your cookie sheet)
- Sandwich a couple slices of cheese and/or meat inside two slices of bread, and butter the outsides of the sandwich
- Repeat for as many sandwiches as you want to make, laying them at least 4 inches apart on the cookie sheet
- Place cookie sheet in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until both sides are browned, flipping halfway through. Enjoy!
This recipe is pretty versatile. You can make normal grilled cheese by using just cheddar or colby jack cheese, or transform it into elegant paninis by using mozzarella and proscuitto or salami. We’ve also added a touch of mustard to make the flavors really pop. Let me know what your favorite combination is!
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