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Grilled Cheese in a cast-iron skillet

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Grilled cheese in a cast-iron skillet is the ultimate comfort food in my house. The sharp cheddar cheese melted between thick slices of bread with a crispy crust and a hint of Maille mustard then garnished with some fresh Parmigiano Reggiano.

Grilled cheese

I really love grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Ever since I was a kid this was my favorite food. I always had the same basic sandwich growing up: American cheese and canned tomato soup. Now that I am grown I still like grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, but I like to dress them up with better cheese like Herkimer Sharp Cheddar Cheese and some homemade Instant Pot Tomato Soup.

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Why Make This Cast Iron Grilled Cheese?

you should make this recipe because:

  • Crispy Crust.
  • Cooks evenly.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Adds Iron to your food.
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What Do I Need to Get Started?

Ingredients for grilled cheese
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • 8 slices white bread, thick-cut
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 8oz sharp white cheddar, shredded
  • Grated parmigiano reggiano, for garnish

How to make the best ever grilled cheese:

Shred white cheddar, set aside.

Heat cast-iron skillet on medium-low heat.

Butter one side of each piece of bread.

Bread on a cutting board

Spread the whole grain mustard on the other side of each piece of bread.

maille mustard on bread

Sprinkle 2oz shredded cheddar on each sandwich and place another half of bread on top.

Sandwich in a cast iron pan

Grill butter side down until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes per side.

Sprinkle each side with the Parmigiano Reggiano, serve immediately.

Chef Tips & Tricks

Use freshly Shredded Cheese. Preshedded cheese does not melt as well.

Use quality whole grain mustard for a better flavor.

Preheat your cast iron pan.

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Frequently asked questions:

Can you use Mayo instead of butter on the bread?

Yes, you can use mayo, but like the buttery flavor so I use butter.

What pan is the best for grilled cheese?

A well-seasoned cast-iron pan is by far the best for grilled cheese.

Why does my cheese not melt before the bread is brown?

You have the heat up a little too high. The pan is too hot. Turn the heat down to a medium-low.

What is the best cheese for grilled cheese?

I like sharp cheddar when shredded melts beautifully. You can use American, Monterey Jack, or gruyere cheese.

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Grilled Cheese in a cast-iron skillet

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Grilled cheese in a cast-iron skillet is the ultimate comfort food in my house. The sharp cheddar cheese melted between thick slices of bread with a crispy crust and a hint of Maille mustard then garnished with some fresh Parmigiano Reggiano.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices white bread, thick cut
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 8oz sharp white cheddar, shredded
  • Grated parmigiano reggiano, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Shred white cheddar, set aside.
  2. Heat cast-iron skillet on med/low heat.Bread on a cutting board
  3. Butter one side of each piece of bread.
  4. Spread the whole grain mustard on the other side of each piece of breadmaille mustard on bread
  5. Sprinkle 2oz shredded cheddar on each sandwich and place another half of bread on top.Sandwich in a cast iron pan
  6. Grill until golden and crispy, sprinkle each side with the Parmigiano Reggiano, 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 1051mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 20g

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