Perfect Grilled Cheese

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 7:04 AM, June 22, 2018

Rachael Ray Show

Aired June 22, 2018

Serves 4 sandwiches

Have you ever heard of “buttering” your grilled cheese bread with mayo instead of butter? As most fans know, Rach doesn’t like regular mayo -- but for those of you that do like the tangy flavor, it gives a crisper bite than butter after being griddled (though butter will result in more even browning).

Looking to curb the carbs? Try this crunchy, protein-packed low-carb grilled cheese idea from Rach!


3 tablespoons butter or mayonnaise, plus more butter for greasing griddle/skillet
8 slices bread (Rach recommends good-quality white or French bread cut on bias)
8 ounces cheese, coarsely shredded or thinly sliced (about 16 thin deli slices if using classic American)


Heat a griddle or large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Use butter or mayo to lightly coat one side of each bread slice.

Place 4 slices of bread, buttered side down, on griddle. Top with the cheese and then remaining bread slices, buttered (or mayo-ed) side up. Griddle sandwiches until deeply golden and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes per side.


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