Ultimate Grilled Cheese

This definitely isn’t a sandwich you should eat everyday but oh man is it tasty! My husband requests this ultimate grilled cheese sandwich for dinners and weekend lunches often but we only indulge occasionally.

I use my beloved panini press when making this grilled cheese so the bread gets extra crispy but a skillet will work just fine too (the cheese oozes out some with the panini press). I love the crunchy bread combined with the ooey-gooey cheese filling. I usually use fresh French bread from the bakery but it would also be delicious on ciabatta or even croissants.

To make this sandwiches a little less fattening, I use reduced-fat mayo and 1/3 less fat cream cheese rather than the full fat versions.  I don’t think this compromises the taste or texture at all.

Ultimate Grilled Cheese
recipe from Winning Recipes from Taste of Home

1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup mayo
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. seasoned salt
10 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
2 Tbsp. butter

1. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and mayo until smooth. Stir in the cheeses, garlic powder and seasoned salt.
2. Spread five slices of bread with the cheese mixture, about 1/3 cup on each. Top with remaining bread.
3. Butter the outsides of the sandwiches; cook in a large skillet or panini press over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.

Linked to Everyday Sisters and This Week’s Craving.


  1. Yum! Have been craving a sandwich that cheese oozes out the sides!! I might try this, but I use plain Greek yogurt anytime a recipe calls for sour cream or mayo! Great looking sandwich!

    1. Replacing the mayo with Greek yogurt is a great idea! If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  2. O-M-G!!!!!!! This looks incredible. Thanks for linking up with everyday sisters!!!!

  3. These cheese sandwiches looks like something my grandsons will love. Thanks for the recipe.

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