Oven-Baked Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe | Yummly

Oven-Baked Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Making grilled cheese en mass in the oven means no one has to stand over the stove cooking one or two sandwiches at a time. The secret for great results is to cook them between a pair of sheet pans, and preheat the top one to add weight and another surface for crisping the bread. This also means there’s no need to flip the sandwiches mid-bake. The recipe calls for traditional butter to spread on the outsides of the bread, but mayonnaise also yields the desirably crispy crusts. Tomato soup on the side? Definitely recommended. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.


  • 12 slices bread (such as potato sandwich bread)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (softened, or mayonnaise)
  • 12 slices sharp cheddar cheese (pre-sliced)
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    1. Position a rack in the bottom of the oven, set a sheet pan on top, and preheat the oven to 450°.
    2. Spread 6 slices of bread with half of the butter and place, buttered sides down, on a second sheet pan.
    3. Top each bread slice with 2 slices of cheese. Top with the remaining bread slices and spread the tops with the remaining butter.
    4. Carefully remove the hot sheet pan from the oven and place it on top of the sandwiches, rimmed edges up.
    5. Place the stacked baking sheets in the oven on the bottom rack. Bake until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown and crispy, 10-12 minutes. Refrigerate any leftovers up to 2 days and reheat in a regular oven or toaster oven at 325° for 5-10 minutes.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium33% DV800mg
    Fat54% DV35g
    Protein35% DV18g
    Carbs9% DV26g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories490Calories from Fat320
    Total Fat35g54%
    Saturated Fat22g110%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat320
    Total Carbohydrate26g9%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Denise B. 5 months ago
    I burnt the bottom! I followed the directions, took it out of the oven about 2 minutes early because I could smell the smoke. I like that I can make a large number of sandwiches at once. I will try it again, but on a higher rack.
    Amber Silvia 5 months ago
    It was really good i enjoyed it but i put mild and sharp cheddar instead of both sharp and my kids enjoyed it. I am so thankful for the recipes cause it gives me easy and delicious meals to choose from that is different from the normal hum drum that we fall into sometimes.
    Cara Ernest 5 months ago
    This worked so well, I can't believe I've never thought of it before. We have a large family full of hungry locusts. This recipe turns your oven into a giant panini-maker and feeds a bunch of people quickly. The possibilities are amazing 🙂