Microwave Grilled Cheese

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No need for a frying pan! This easy Microwave Grilled Cheese is delicious, with crisp, toasty bread and melted, gooey cheese. You’ll love having this option for making a tasty grilled cheese.

two pieces of Microwave Grilled Cheese

Toaster And Microwave Grilled Cheese

You don’t need a full kitchen to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich- just a toaster and a microwave! We love how quick and easy it is to make a classic grilled cheese using this method. And once you have the basic recipe down, you can try different ingredients for a variety of flavors.

grilled cheese being heated in the microwave

Choose any kind of cheese- as long as it melts well. Some delicious options are sharp cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, Brie, American, Pepper Jack, etc. And you can use regular white bread or try wheat, sourdough, or even brioche. Use whichever combination sounds good to you!

golden brown grilled cheese in the microwave

Love making easy dishes in the microwave? Us too! Try Microwave Turkey Bacon, Microwave Baked Apples Recipe, and Microwave Acorn Squash. These recipes take no time at all, which is super convenient!

How To Make Microwave Grilled Cheese

First toast two slices of bread until they golden brown on the edges and crisp throughout.

Lay them on a microwave-safe plate, sandwiched with two slices of cheese. (We used sharp cheddar cheese.)

microwave opened to show grilled cheese inside

Microwave grilled cheese for 20 seconds on high or until cheese is just starting to melt.

Remove sandwich from microwave, slice if you would like, and enjoy!

Microwave Grilled Cheese on a plate

Cooking Tips

  • Add more cheese slices if you would like it cheesier
  • Microwaves can run differently, you may need to add more time for the sandwich to be done
  • Try different variations: switch up the variety of bread or use other types of cheese

hand holding piece of Microwave Grilled Cheese

How Long To Heat Up Grilled Cheese In The Microwave?

As long as you first toast the bread before assembling the sandwich, you can definitely make a delicious and crisp grilled cheese in the microwave. Once you have added the cheese to the toasted bread, heat on a microwave-safe plate for about 20 seconds or until the cheese is just starting to melt.

two halves of a Microwave Grilled Cheese on a plate

How Do You Microwave A Sandwich Without It Getting Soggy?

If you can toast the bread first, that will help the sandwich to stay crisp in the microwave. Also, wrapping the sandwich loosely in a paper towel can absorb some of the moisture while the sandwich is heating up.

hand holding Microwave Grilled Cheese with sharp cheddar cheese

What To Serve With Microwave Grilled Cheese

This easy sandwich calls for a quick and delicious side dish like a Spring Mix Salad, Cucumber Apple Salad, or Cowboy Caviar Salad.

easy lunch Microwave Grilled Cheese

Or how about dipping the grilled cheese into a cup of homemade soup? Try some of our favorites: Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup, Instant Pot Lentil Quinoa Soup, or Corn, Chicken And Tomato Soup Recipe. These cozy soups are sure to warm you up on a cold day!

hand holding grilled cheese heated up in microwave

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Microwave Grilled Cheese

No need for a frying pan! This easy Microwave Grilled Cheese is delicious, with crisp, toasty bread and melted, gooey cheese. You'll love having this option for making a tasty grilled cheese.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time2 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Vegetarian Main Dish
Keyword: Microwave Grilled Cheese
Cooking Method: Microwave
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 382kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 slices cheese

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  • Microwave

Instructions

  • First toast two slices of bread until they golden brown on the edges and crisp throughout.
  • Lay them on a microwave-safe plate, sandwiched with two slices of cheese.
  • Microwave grilled cheese for 20 seconds on high or until cheese is just starting to melt.
  • Remove sandwich from microwave, slice if you would like, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Add more cheese slices if you would like it cheesier
  • Microwaves can run differently, you may need to add more time for the sandwich to be done
  • Try different variations: switch up the variety of bread or use other types of cheese
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 562IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 466mg | Iron: 2mg
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See Also:

Air Fryer Frozen Mac And Cheese

Stouffer’s Frozen Meatloaf in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Kielbasa And Potatoes

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for confirming what I’ve been doing for years, satisfied with results but never thought about announcing as a recipe. The 20 seconds was more helpful, precise though.

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