British Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Try your hands at a quick and easy classic American grilled cheese sandwich recipe. But if you’re worried about it being greasy, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results.

British food has a bad reputation, but we always associate US food as deep fried. So for many a grilled cheese sandwich is unthinkable – so we stick to the safe cheese on toast which is close as you’ll get to a grilled cheese sandwich.

But our take on this sandwich is as good as a US version. This British grilled cheese recipe is filled with mature Cheddar to enhance the flavour coming through in a simple buttered white bread to help cook evenly in the pan.

Prep Time: 4 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8 Minutes
Serves: 1

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 643 Fat: 41.9g Salt: 2.5g Carbs: 37.1g Protein: 30.8g Fibre: 2.0g Energy: 2675kJ


  • 2 slice Hovis medium white bread
  • 90g mature Cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. soft spreadable butter


  • Prepare by slicing 90g of mature Cheddar cheese, or enough to cover one side of bread slice
  • Well bringing your grill pan up to a medium heat butter one side of your bread slice
  • Once your grill is heated up, place the buttered side bread face down in pan – you’ll now need to quickly assemble
  • On the bread slice cooking away in the pan quickly layer over your Cheddar cheese and then cover with the second bread slice
  • You should now butter the top bread slice before you’re due to flip it over and cook the other side
  • After 4 minutes of cooking, the bottom bread slice should be golden and ready to be flipped over
  • You’ll need a spatula to assist in turning over the grilled cheese, being careful not to spill the filling
  • Finally cook for another 4 minutes or so until the bread slice is golden and the cheese is melted

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