3 Ways to Upgrade Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Grilled cheese sandwiches are a highly underrated food! Yes, they’re quick and easy to make, but that’s no reason to take them for granted. Two perfectly grilled slices of bread with a generous amount of cheese in between are really all a man (or woman) can ask for on some days. And guess what? There are actually super simple ways to give that basic sandwich a decent upgrade and turn it into a true gourmet meal. OK, not gourmet. But a really good meal.


The first rule for an awesome grilled cheese sandwich: butter, butter, and more butter! Did we already say ‘butter?’ But seriously, once you try adding butter to your Grilled Cheese, you’ll never be able to go back from that creamy, oily texture. For perfect results, make sure to spread a good amount of butter on the inner part of both bread slices.


Mushrooms are awesome. Other than being healthy and extremely low on calories, they just add that fleshy, meat-like texture to everything you put them in. Whether it’s champignon, portobello, or cremini—you can never put too many sliced mushrooms in your grilled cheese to give it that extra boost.


You probably weren’t expecting this one, but you’d be surprised how well walnuts go with a grilled cheese sandwich. All you need to do is chop them and spread them evenly on the bread, and they add extra crispiness to every bite.