Cheese Sandwich

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Cheese sandwich recipe with step by step photos – as simple as it gets… A really quick and easy to make grilled cheese sandwich.

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This is one of our favorite breakfast and It does not take much time to make these cheese sandwich. Just use a good fresh loaf of bread or even a day old (either whole wheat or multi grain or oats for a healthier option). If using homemade bread, then don’t slice the bread thickly or thinly.

Tips for making cheese sandwich

  1. Use a cheese that melts when grilled. Basically we are looking for a crisp golden exterior with a smooth melted cheese within. I generally use cheddar cheese to make these sandwiches.
  2. You can use processed cheese or even mozzarella cheese or a mix of cheddar and mozzarella. Also since we do not like the taste of cheese slices, I always use a block of cheddar cheese, which I then grate and add to the bread.
  3. The butter has to be applied evenly and on the whole slice of the bread. I always use salted butter at room temperature and not melted butter. A generous amount of butter not only adds a lot of flavor and taste but also helps the bread slices to grill and brown evenly.

These grilled cheese sandwich are spiced with Indian spices – roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and freshly crushed black pepper powder. I don’t add salt as the butter and cheese already contains salt. If using unsalted butter, then you can sprinkle some salt.

Instead of grilling the sandwiches you can also toast the sandwiches in an electric toaster or a hand held stovetop toaster. You can also check this Bombay style Veg cheese sandwich.

How to make cheese sandwich

1. Spread butter on all the bread slices. Cover the whole surface with the butter. You can slice of the edges if you prefer.

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2.Top half of the slices with grated cheese. sprinkle 2 to 3 pinches each of roasted cumin powder, chaat masala powder and black pepper on the grated cheese in each slice.

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3. Cover the cheese-topped slices with the remaining buttered slices and spread butter on the top of the slices.

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4. In a preheated grill, place the sandwich carefully with the buttered side facing down, making sure your hands don’t touch the grill (be careful when doing this. If you cannot do this then just skip the above step. Instead spread butter once the cheese sandwich are grilled). Now spread butter on the top side which is facing you.

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5. grill for 2-3 minutes till the cheese sandwich are crisp and golden.

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6. Serve the grilled cheese sandwich hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

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cheese sandwich recipe

Cheese Sandwich

5 from 6 votes
This is a crisp cheesy sandwich made with Indian spices and grilled.
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine Indian, World
Course: Breakfast

Servings 2 to 3


  • 8 to 10 slices bread (white bread or brown bread or whole wheat bread)
  • 1 tbsp butter as required - at room temperature
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese or as required
  • 1 tbsp freshly crushed black pepper - as required
  • 1 tbsp roasted cumin powder - as required
  • 1 tbsp chaat masala as required


  • First grate the cheese and keep aside. Then spread butter on each slice.
  • Top half of the bread slices with grated cheese.
  • Sprinkle two to three pinches of black pepper powder, cumin powder and chaat masala on each slice which is topped with grated cheese.
  • Cover the cheese topped slices with the remaining buttered breads.
  • Spread butter on top of each slice.
  • On a heated grill place the sandwich carefully with the buttered side facing down.
  • Spread butter on the top slices. Close the grill sandwich maker and grill for 2-3 minutes till the sandwiches are crisp and golden.
  • Serve grilled cheese sandwich hot, plain or accompanied with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 690mg30%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 614IU12%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 4mg20%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 6µg6%
Calcium 381mg38%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 70µg18%
Iron 3mg17%
Magnesium 47mg12%
Phosphorus 307mg31%
Zinc 2mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Good explanation in detail. Helped me to make awesome cheese sandwich. Used Herbs de Provence for mixed herbs with some black pepper and sweet paprika. Absolute delish. Thanks for the recipe.5 stars

    1. thank you doris. herbs de provence must have given a lovely flavor in the cheese sandwich recipe. thanks for sharing. welcome and happy cooking.

  2. love your recipe. how i make this grill sandwich in my otg oven ?? plz tell me method .. and how i get line in otg oven ? and can i able to make tost aloo sandwich or veg sandwich like we make in normal toaster?? if yes then plz tell me method .. i bought recently morphy richard 28rss otg and i dont know much about otg oven plz guid me..

    1. thanks. preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 minutes. then place the sandwich in a baking tray. use the toast option – this will heat up both the top and bottom heating elements. place the tray in middle rack and bake at 180 degrees celsius till the sandwiches become crusty and golden from top. set the time to 20 minutes and then you can set it again if the sandwiches are not baked or grilled. or you can bake without setting the time. yes you can make any sandwich in an OTG. hope this helps.

  3. Hi madam nice recipe
    How to get those grilled line marks if using microwave oven

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