Friday, March 26, 2010

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Here is a seemingly easy recipe, but after trying several times to make a successful grilled cheese sandwich with vegan cheese, I know that it's not as easy as it sounds. However, I think, at least for our family, that I've found a way to make them taste pretty darn good.

Whole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The yumminess of the grilled cheese

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2 kinds of vegan cheese (we used Vegan Gourmet, cheddar and mozzarella styles)
Vegan margarine
Sourdough bread


Sliced the cheese very thin into rectangles. In a large skillet heat about a tablespoon of margarine over medium heat. On one piece of sourdough bread, spread a thin layer of margarine. On the plain side of the bread, lay out about five pieces of cheese, alternating the flavors. Place the second plain piece of bread on top. Make a total of three of these sandwiches, or four if your skillet has the room. Place each sandwich plain side down on the skillet. Cover with a lid and let cook for about three or four minutes, or until the bread gets kind of toasty. Carefully flip each sandwich over, so that now the margarine side is down on the skillet. Replace the lid and cook for another few minutes. Your cheese should be wonderfully melted. Create as many sandwiches like this as you please; just add the bit of margarine first to the skillet for each batch. You may need to adjust your heat down, if you find that the bread is burning. Feeds five hungry vegans. Good stuff!


  1. favorite. I think I'll make a loaf of wheat bread tomorrow so I can have a grilled cheese sandwich also.

  2. Good for you, Millie! Hope it turns out yummy.

  3. Covering the pan is the secret to melting the vegan cheese? I have to admit I never tried that. Great suggestion, thanks for sharing.


  4. This is the way it's been able to work for me. Give it a try, and let me know what you think.

  5. Bravo on getting the cheese to melt! Covering it is a stroke of genius. I love sour dough bread...these sound delish!

  6. I have never liked grilled cheese much, but this sounds amazing, I cannot get m!onterey jack anywhere around me is the pits!!!
    I will just come to your house!!! lol'
    looks yummy

  7. Rose, I think the lid mimics the oven. When I've tried to do it w/o the lid, it doesn't melt.

    V.V., I actually think I used mozzarella. I changed my recipe to reflect this. But, we still do have Monterey Jack here. I guess that makes us even, you with those vegan pierogi wrappers!

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