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inside out grilled cheese in black pan with cheese oozing out

Inside Out Grilled Cheese

After trying an Inside Out Grilled Cheese you'll never make a grilled cheese any other way again!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 633kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £2 / $2.50


  • Non-Stick Pan
  • Plastic Spatula
  • Cheese Grater


  • 8 medium slices of Bread (something firm like Sourdough works well)
  • 2 cups / 200g Cheddar, grated (for the crust)
  • 1 cup / 100g Gruyere, grated (or cheese of choice)
  • 1 cup / 100g Mozzarella, shredded (or second cheese of choice)
  • Butter, as needed


  • Butter one side of each of the slices of bread. Flip half of them over so they're butter-side-down. On those slices add gruyere/mozzarella then add the other slice of bread butter-side-up.
  • In batches, add the sandwiches to a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once golden on the bottom, flip them over and sprinkle cheddar over the top. Press down the cheese into the toasted bread.
  • Once the other side is golden, carefully flip it over so it's cheese-side-down. Add cheese to the top and gently press down. Leave to fry until the cheese turns deep golden and attaches to the bread, then carefully flip over and leave the other side to fry until golden/crispy.
  • Repeat then serve up and enjoy!

Quick Demo


a) Cheese for the crust - Cheddar works best for flavour and texture. I have tried parmesan which works pretty well, so that'd be my second choice. I have tried mozzarella but found it didn't crisp up quite as well and burns pretty quick.
b) Cheese for the filling - You can really use any cheese you fancy. In fact most grilled cheese fillings will work, so check out my Grilled Cheese Recipes!
c) Serving - They'll crisp up slightly as they cool. To serve I usually go with Tomato Soup.
d) Calories - based on 1 tbsp butter per sandwich:

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Nutrition Facts
Inside Out Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 633 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 46.95g72%
Saturated Fat 27.305g171%
Trans Fat 1.142g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.565g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.538g
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 1020mg44%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 21.24g7%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 2.82g3%
Protein 31.5g63%
Vitamin A 1362IU27%
Calcium 857mg86%
Iron 1.71mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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