Microwave Grilled Cheese

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Looking for a quick and delicious snack? Say hello to Microwave Grilled Cheese! In just 3 minutes, you can whip up this easy and irresistible treat.

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It's the perfect solution for those sudden cravings or busy days when you need a tasty pick-me-up. Get ready to savor every cheesy bite!

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Why This Recipe Works

This easy works because it's a quick and easy lunchtime option, highly adaptable to your personal taste preferences, and an incredibly versatile dish to serve with other sides.

Less than 5 minutes is all it takes to create a delicious microwave grilled cheese sandwich that is loaded with flavor. And it's such an easy meal that you likely already have all 5 ingredients required to recreate this microwave grilled cheese recipe.

Not only is this quick microwave grilled cheese easy to make, but it's also very easy to adapt to your taste preferences. Whether you want to add some bacon and avocado or change the recipe to make it vegan, this recipe is easily adapted to make your microwave grilled cheese exactly the way you want it.

Not only that, but this easy microwave grilled cheese sandwich is so adaptable that you can serve it with a light salad or a hearty bowl of soup and crispy fries. Regardless of how hungry you are, this sandwich can be consumed as part of a light or a heartier meal quite easily, making it a very versatile meal option.

Ingredients

Bread:

When making a microwave grilled cheese sandwich, opt for sturdy bread varieties like sourdough or French bread, which hold up well to microwaving without becoming soggy. For vegan options, choose bread made without dairy or eggs, such as whole wheat or multigrain varieties. Gluten-free options like gluten-free bread or corn tortillas can also be used for those with gluten sensitivities.

Butter:

When buttering the bread for this microwave grilled cheese, traditional butter or mayonnaise both work well to achieve the golden, crispy exterior that the grilled cheese sandwich is known for. If you have a dairy sensitivity or are following a vegan diet, consider using dairy-free butter alternatives made from coconut oil or vegetable oils on your sandwich, as these options will have the same end result.

Cheese:

When selecting the cheese you are going to use for your microwave grilled cheese sandwich, opt for varieties that melt well, such as cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, provolone, Monterey jack, American cheese, or a combination of your favorites. For vegan alternatives, look for dairy-free cheeses made from nuts, soy, or coconut that melt similarly to traditional cheese.

Seasoning:

While this microwave grilled cheese recipe uses a little salt and pepper to season your sandwich, you can add other seasonings to boost the flavor. Consider adding garlic powder, paprika, or even dried basil to your grilled cheese sandwich before you microwave it.

How to Make Microwave Grilled Cheese

Step One: 

Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread.

Step Two: 

Add the cheese to the unbuttered side of one of the slices and top with the other buttered side out.

Step Three: 

Microwave your sandwich on a microwave-safe plate for 1 minute.

Step Four:

Cut in half, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve 🙂

Tips

  • Distribute the cheese evenly on one slice of bread to ensure consistent melting. For added flavor, you can include extra ingredients like sliced tomatoes, cooked bacon, caramelized onions, cooked ham, or avocado in your microwave grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Microwave your grilled cheese sandwich on high for short intervals, typically 15-30 seconds at a time, flipping halfway through. This prevents overheating and allows the cheese to melt gradually without burning the bread.
  • Allow your gourmet microwave grilled cheese to rest for a minute or two after microwaving. This helps the cheese set slightly and prevents it from oozing out and burning your mouth when you bite into it.

What to Serve With Microwave Grilled Cheese

Whether you prefer a light and fresh meal or something more savory and indulgent, this easy Microwave Grilled Cheese sandwich pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. Classic options include a crisp garden salad tossed with a lemon vinaigrette or a piping hot bowl of tomato soup for dipping. For a heartier option, consider serving your quick microwave grilled cheese alongside a bowl of creamy coleslaw and a side of crispy potato chips for a delightful contrast in texture.

FAQs

Why does my microwave grilled cheese turn out soggy?

Sogginess can occur in your sandwich if you use bread that's too soft or if you microwave the sandwich for too long. Choosing sturdier bread and microwaving in short intervals can help prevent fogginess in your grilled cheese sandwich.

Can I make multiple sandwiches at once in the microwave?

While it's possible to make multiple sandwiches in your microwave at the same time, you may need to adjust the microwaving time and ensure that there's enough space between each sandwich for even cooking.

How long can leftover microwave grilled cheese be kept fresh?

While they taste best when fresh and still warm, leftover microwave grilled cheese sandwiches can stay fresh for 1-2 days when refrigerated in an airtight container. For longer-term storage wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap or foil, then place them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. Frozen grilled cheese can typically be kept for up to 2 months.

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Microwave-Grilled-Cheese

Microwave Grilled Cheese

Need a quick, delicious snack? Try our Microwave Grilled Cheese! Ready in just 3 minutes, it's perfect for any hunger pang
3 from 2 votes
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Cheese in Microwave, microwave grilled cheese, Microwave Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread.
  • Add the cheese to the unbuttered side of one of the slices and top with the other buttered side out.
  • Microwave your sandwich on a microwave-safe plate for 1 minute.
  • Cut in half, add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal Carbohydrates: 15g Protein: 11g Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 15g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 72mg Sodium: 924mg Potassium: 98mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 747IU Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 477mg Iron: 1mg

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Notes

  • Distribute the cheese evenly on one slice of bread to ensure consistent melting. For added flavor, you can include extra ingredients like sliced tomatoes, cooked bacon, or avocado to your microwave grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Microwave your grilled cheese sandwich on high for short intervals, typically 15-30 seconds at a time, flipping halfway through. This prevents overheating and allows the cheese to melt gradually without burning the bread.
  • Allow your gourmet microwave grilled cheese to rest for a minute or two after microwaving. This helps the cheese set slightly and prevents it from oozing out when you bite into it.
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