Tasty Tips with Tay: Perfecting the Grilled Cheese

By: Taylor Waldron

Web Editor/Staff Writer


The Grilled Cheese sandwich is apart of some of my most vivid childhood memories. Had a good day at school? Grilled cheese. Had a bad fight with my friend at recess? Grilled cheese. Passed that math test? Grilled cheese for sure.

It’s a simple, humble, delicious sandwich that only requires a few ingredients and very little time or headache. Recently, I read an article that promised to perfect my Grilled Cheese experience and now it is my honor to share this new knowledge with all of you.

Before you judge some of the ‘secrets’ of this recipe, I encourage you to try it before you dismiss it altogether. It’s also worth mentioning that this recipe is vegetarian and can be made vegan with cheese and condiment alternatives.

For this recipe, you’ll need your favorite loaf of bread, your favorite 3 kinds of cheese, spicy mustard, mayo, and arugula (optional). You’ll also need a nonstick pan and a spatula.

This recipe is so quick, easy, and delicious. I learned that it’s pretty common for restaurants to use mayo for toasting buns or bread for sandwiches and that spicy mustard is the perfect way to cut through the taste of luxurious cheese. I hope you will give this recipe a try and that you’ll love it as much as me!


2 slices of your favorite bread

Mayo or Vegan Mayo Substitute

Spicy Mustard

3 slices of your favorite cheeses, I used sharp cheddar, pepper jack, and muenster.

A handful of Baby Arugula


  1. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat
  2. Take one slice of bread and spread a thin layer of mayo over one side
  3. Lay that slice of bread in the heated pan, mayo side down
  4. Take your three slices of cheese and place them on top of the bread in the pan
  5. Take the second slice of bread and spread a thin layer of spicy mustard on one side
  6. Place that slice of bread, mustard side down, on top of the cheese in the pan
  7. Now spread a thin layer of mayo on the outside of that top piece of bread
  8. Now it’s time to flip your sandwich. Carefully pick it up with a spatula and flip it, now the second mayo side should be down in the pan
  9. Cook until both sides of the sandwich are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  10. Remove sandwich from the pan and serve with or without fresh arugula placed inside the sandwich once it’s done.


The perfect Grilled Cheese sandwich! Photo by/TAYLOR WALDRON

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