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Grilled and Griddled Cheese Sandwiches 5 Ways

by | Published Aug 3, 2018 | Last updated Nov 1, 2021 | 5 comments

Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 minsYields1 Serving
It sounds like a bit from a 90's stand-up comedy routine: "Why do they call it grilled cheese when everyone cooks them in a pan?" The name "Grilled Cheese Sandwich" is simply a colloquialism, but we figured we would take the name literally and cook them on the grill. We made them both ways on GrillGrates - grilled and griddled! Not only is this a recipe it can also be considered a technique. We suggest you experiment with the variables at hand: try different breads and cheeses, try different add-ins like meats and fresh vegetables. Try griddling half way through and then finishing on the rails-up side. You really can't go wrong.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size However many sandwiches you decide to make



Preheat a grill with GrillGrates to medium low or about 425°F at the surface of the grates. If you would like, turn a couple of your GrillGrates over to the flat, back side in order to griddle your sandwich.


For each sandwich you will need two slices of bread and softened butter.


Assemble the sandwich by spreading a thin layer of softened butter on one side of each of the slices of bread.


Flip the bread over. If the sandwich has a spread, such as pesto, spread it on the un-buttered side.


Cover the entire surface of the bread with cheese and then add whatever other ingredients you want.


Put the sandwich together and take it to the grill.


Place the sandwich on the rails of the GrillGrates or on the flat back side of the GrillGrates and close the lid of the grill.


After 2-3 minutes check the underside of the sandwich to see what kind of color you have. Ultimately you are looking for a nice, dark, golden brown.


If you're cooking on the rails, lift and twist the sandwich 90 degrees. If you are using the flat back side go ahead and flip the sandwich. Close the lid.


Repeat this process until you have achieved the desired color and "oozeyness" (it's a technical kitchen term) of your cheese.


Remove the sandwich from the grill to a cutting board. Let rest for a few minutes before cutting. Enjoy!


1. Ham, Cheese & Apple
 Sharp Cheddar
 Whole Grain Mustard
2. Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Onions
 Portobello Mushrooms
 Red Onion
 Marbleu Cheese
3. Turkey Club
 Fontina Cheese
 Smoked Turkey
4. Roast Beef & Onion
 Roast Beef
 Onion Jam
 Red Onion
 Garlic Butter
5. Mediterranean
 Fresh Mozzarella
 Roasted Pepper
 Artichoke Hearts
 Garlic Butter


  1. Pat hermann

    I have a Weber 300 and use grill grates however,I can not seem to get temp up Do grill Grates heat slower..

    • Emily Astin

      Pat, contact our customer service team at and we can help you out!

  2. Doug

    How do I cook anything evenly? The part of burger, chicken, or fish that sits on the raised grill turns black and the other parts are under cooked. Please help, wanna be grill master.

    • Emily Astin

      how hot are you grilling?

      • Bob Wegman

        Grill Grates do not need high heat. I learned that very quickly. I have a Weber EP 300 as well. Make sure the dials are pointing down, so a quarter turn from the hottest point. That is all the heat you need. You will get a char, but not the bitter char you get with high heat


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