These simple Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwiches combine two comfort food favorites for a tasty twist on the classic grilled cheese. They’re delicious dipped in marinara sauce or served alongside a bowl of tomato soup!
Here’s a quick rundown of some of my favorite foods: bread, cheese, garlic, and butter. Every delectable bite of these sandwiches contains all of them! Bread slices are slathered in garlic butter, stuffed with mozzarella cheese, and fried until golden brown, crispy, melty, and gooey perfection. Is your mouth already watering?
It’s not just for kids to eat grilled cheese! It is, in my opinion, universally adored by almost everyone. Don’t you think so? There isn’t a single person I know who isn’t a fan. It could be for lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack. It’s delicious on its own or with soup, salad, chips, vegetables, a dipping sauce, you name it. And you always have the ingredients on hand to make one!
In my opinion, a properly prepared classic grilled cheese sandwich is near-perfection, but I do like to mix things up now and then. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. I enjoy having choices.
Because I love garlic bread – particularly cheesy garlic bread – this Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese was a no-brainer for me. I’ve been making this sandwich for years and thought now would be a good time to share it because it pairs perfectly with the Creamy Tomato Soup I posted earlier this week!
Tips and Tidbits
- You can use whatever kind of the best bread you want. Because it allows the simple deliciousness of the sandwich to shine through (and, let’s face it, that’s what most of us have on hand), I prefer to use basic sliced white bread. Breads from Italy and France also work well (and look a bit more impressive if you want to get a little fancy).
- Instead of sliced mozzarella, you can use shredded mozzarella. I prefer sliced because it makes grilled cheese easier to make and ensures that no cheese escapes when you flip it.
- You can adjust the amount of garlic powder according to your preferences.
- Make sure that the butter mixture covers the entire surface of the bread all the way to the edges. No bare, dry spots, please.
- I lay a piece of aluminum foil loosely over the pan to help the cheese melt quicker. As long as you just lightly place it over the pan and allow the steam to escape, your sandwich will still be nice and crisp on the outside.
- Cooking these sandwiches at a lower temperature and for a longer period of time is preferable to cooking them hot and fast. Because all stove tops are different, I would start on medium-low and adjust the heat as needed. You want the cheese to melt, and you don’t want the garlic powder or bread to burn, but you also don’t want the bread to take too long to become golden brown and crisp. You’ll have to look after these for a few minutes!
- If you want to make a classic grilled cheese sandwich, just omit the garlic powder and parsley, and use American or cheddar cheese. Yum!
Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe
These easy Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwiches combine two comfort food favorites for a delicious change-up to the classic grilled cheese. They’re perfect alongside a bowl of tomato soup or dipped in marinara sauce!
Ingredients of Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or more to taste
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- 4 slices white bread
- 4 slices mozzarella cheese, about 1 ounce each
Instructions of Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, garlic powder, and dried parsley. Stir until well combined.
- Butter one side of each slice of bread with ¼ of the garlic butter mixture (be sure to go all the way to the edges).
- Place two slices of the bread, buttered side down, in a large skillet (I use a 12-inch skillet) over medium-low heat.
- Top each slice of bread with two slices of the mozzarella cheese.
- Top with the remaining slices of bread, buttered side up.
- To help the cheese melt faster, lightly cover the skillet with a piece of aluminum foil so that steam is able to escape (this will keep your sandwiches crisp). Cook until golden brown and crisp on the bottom, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Carefully flip the sandwiches, put the piece of foil back over the skillet, and cook until the other side is golden brown and crisp and the cheese is melted, about 3 to 4 minutes more.
- Remove the sandwiches from the pan to plates; slice in half and serve immediately.
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