Easy Foreman Grill Grilled Cheese Recipe

Easy Foreman Grill Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Easy Foreman Grill Grilled Cheese Recipe
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A grilled cheese sandwich is a delicious treat anytime. The golden, toasted, buttery bread with gooey melted cheese inside is hard to resist. An ideal way to prepare a grilled cheese sandwich in on a George Foreman contact grill.

A basic grilled cheese sandwich is made with sliced bread, cheese slices, and butter or olive oil. But, don’t stop there. You can use a variety of bread types, any cheese that melts, and endless additional ingredients. You can add meat, vegetables, seasonings, and even fruit.

This article explores a few different popular and easy grilled cheese sandwich recipes, starting with the classic grilled American cheese on white bread, every kid’s favorite rite of passage into the grilled cheese world.

One of the keys to making the recipes super easy for those “hangry” kids and busy adults is to utilize the George Foreman Grill in all steps of the process. You will thank yourself for making cleanup easier by utilizing one cooking vessel.

The cooking instructions are repeated in each recipe so that you can cut and paste your preferred sandwich.

Classic American Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices white sandwich bread
  • 2 TBS of butter at room temperature
  • 4 slices of American cheese

Total time: 8 minPrep time: 5 min – Cook time: 3 min – Serves: 2 people

Directions:

1. Preheat your Foreman Grill for at least 5 minutes. Use the medium-high setting if your grill has that option.

2. Butter one face of all 4 slices of bread. Turn 2 slices of bread over so that the unbuttered side faces up. Place the cheese on these slices of bread, 2 slices of cheese per sandwich. Place the other piece of bread on top of the cheese with the buttered side facing up.

3. Place the assembled sandwiches on the grill and close the lid. Cook for up to 3 minutes until golden brown with light grill marks and the cheese has melted.

4. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve with potato chips or French fries with ketchup and a pickle wedge.

California Style Grilled Monterey Jack Sandwich with Avocado and Grilled Onions

Ingredients:

  • Two 1/4 inch thick slices large Vidalia or red onion
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
  • 2 TBS of butter at room temperature
  • 4 slices Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 of an avocado sliced thinly

Total time: 13 minPrep time: 10 min – Cook time: 3 min – Serves: 2 people

Directions:

1. Preheat your grill to high for 5 minutes with the top closed.

2. Coat the onion slices with the EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Place the onion slices on the grill. Close the lid and grill for 5 minutes. Check the onions for grill marks and slight tenderness, but not falling apart. If needed, continue to grill for up to an addition 5 minutes until the onions are cooked but not burned.

3. While the onions are grilling, prepare your sandwiches. Butter one face of all 4 slices of bread. Turn 2 slices of bread over so that the unbuttered side faces up. Place 1 slice of cheese on these slices of bread. Place equal amounts of avocado slices on top of the cheese slices. Top the avocado with one onion slice each. Add another slice of Monterey jack to the sandwiches and top with the other piece of bread with the buttered side facing up.

4. Place the assembled sandwiches on the grill and close the lid. Cook for up to 3 minutes until golden brown with light grill marks and the cheese has melted.

5. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve with creamy cabbage and carrot slaw on the side.

Grilled Cheddar Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of pork bacon
  • 4 slices rye sandwich bread
  • 8 thin slices of cheddar cheese
  • Some of the bacon drippings

Total time: 20 minPrep time: 10 min – Cook time: 10 min – Serves: 2 people

Directions:

1. Preheat your grill to high for 5 minutes with the top closed. Make sure the drip tray is in place. Have paper towels ready for the cooked bacon.

2. Place the bacon slices in a single layer on the grill. Close the lid and grill for 7 minutes. Check the bacon and continue to grill if necessary until it is crisp. Remove the cooked bacon to the paper towels.

3. Place 2 slices of cheese on each of 2 slices of bread. Break the bacon in half and place 6 halves on each sandwich. Place 2 more slices of cheese on top of the bacon. Add the second slice of bread.

4. Brush a bit of the bacon drippings on the tops of the sandwiches. Place the assembled sandwiches on the grill with the greased face on the bottom grill plate. Brush the top of the sandwiches with a little more bacon fat. Close the lid. Cook for up to 3 minutes until golden brown with light grill marks and the cheese has melted.

5. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve with hot tomato soup that you can dunk the sandwiches in.

Caprese Style Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich with Tomato and Basil

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 2 TBS of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 6 slices of 1/8” to 1/4” thick mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large slices of tomato
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked pepper
  • 8 fresh basil leaves

You can add lightly grilled prosciutto to the center of this sandwich to add another dimension. If you do so, eliminate the salt.

Total time: 8 minPrep time: 5 min – Cook time: 3 min – Serves: 2 people

Directions:

1. Preheat your Foreman Grill for at least 5 minutes. Use the medium-high setting if your grill has that option.

2. Brush EVOO on one face of all 4 slices of bread. Turn 2 slices of bread over so that the unoiled side faces up. Place 1-1/2 slices of cheese on both slices of bread. Place a tomato slice on each sandwich. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar on top of each tomato. Add 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper on top of each tomato. Add 4 basil leaves per sandwich. Top with the remaining 1-1/2 slices of mozzarella on each. Place the other piece of bread on top of the cheese with the oiled side facing up.

3. Place the assembled sandwiches on the grill and close the lid. Cook for up to 3 minutes until golden brown with light grill marks and the cheese has melted.

4. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve with an arugula or watercress salad lightly dressed.

Grilled Brie Cheese with Fruit Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices multi-grain & seed bread
  • 2 TBS of butter at room temperature
  • 16 thin slices of brie cheese
  • 8 thin slices of peaches or 12 slices of large strawberries*

*If you don’t have or want fresh fruit, use an apricot marmalade or blackberry jam.

Total time: 8 minPrep time: 5 min – Cook time: 3 min – Serves: 2 people

Directions:

1. Preheat your Foreman Grill for at least 5 minutes. Use the medium-high setting if your grill has that option.

2. Butter one face of all 4 slices of bread. Turn 2 slices of bread over so that the unbuttered side faces up. Place 1/2 the cheese on these slices of bread. Place the fruit or spoonfuls of fruit spread on top of the cheese. Add the remaining brie to the sandwiches and top with the other piece of bread with the buttered side facing up.

3. Place the assembled sandwiches on the grill and close the lid. Cook for up to 3 minutes until golden brown with light grill marks and the cheese has melted.

4. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve with a mustard dipping sauce (recipe follows) and cornichon pickles on the side.

Mustard Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 TBS Dijon mustard
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 2 TBS mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 tsps apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Total time: 5 minPrep time: 5 min – Serves: 2 people

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth.

2. Place the sauce in 2 ramekins and serve with your grilled cheese sandwiches.



Comments: 13

  1. TansySue3 - January 22, 2016 at 12:06 pm Reply

    You need to butter the outside of the bread slices – then they will brown

  2. Edward Atterholt - September 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm Reply

    I am a new owner of a Forman grill and tried to follow this recipe, but I ended up making a very flat sandwich if could call it that…lol. I used both the top and bottom grill portions. What advise do you have for me as my sandwiches did not look anywhere like the one pictured? Thank you

    • Bill - January 21, 2018 at 3:55 pm Reply

      Use something almost as thick as sandwich to hold lid up so it just touches the top of sandwich with a little pressure.

    • steve Hearon - May 20, 2018 at 12:47 pm Reply

      Use the griddle for the bottom and the standard grill on the top, cooks great and not squashed.

  3. Terry Kemmerer - September 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Had the same problem Ed. Told my wife I always wanted to try a flat bread sandwich….. Lol

  4. Russell Martin - December 27, 2016 at 3:15 pm Reply

    Which plate do you use? The deep dish one?

  5. Nonya - February 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm Reply

    Ha..
    Larger sandwiches need larger space. Whichever pair of plates that give you the largest space for the sandwich to be sandwiched in between is the one that would probably work the best. Also leave you the least grill marks.

  6. Laura - February 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm Reply

    I tried a George Foreman grill/panini maker for the first time tonight making grilling cheese. I did basically what is on this recipe and at 3 minutes my sandwich was getting burnt around the edges. I also had the common problem as others of it creating flat sandwiches. Not bad but I am thinking maybe a different type of bread would help. Maybe not from what others were saying on here…lol!

    • Tracy Deines - October 18, 2017 at 7:31 pm Reply

      I’m going to try this tonight using Texas toast. Also adding pepperoni

  7. Debbie Jones - March 29, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply

    use french bread sliced a little thicker and make sure the grill is hot

  8. Robert - May 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm Reply

    I use Dave’s Killer Bread Good Seed for my grilled cheese sandwiches, it doesn’t seem to get crushed under the weight of the top.

  9. Arnold Hauger - March 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm Reply

    Use mayonnaise instead of butter on both slices of bread.
    Gives the grilled cheese a better flavor
    Divide the 3 minutes and flip approximately at 1 min 30 sec
    Check for browness.Time could be more or less.

  10. Terry - December 15, 2018 at 9:15 pm Reply

    Can olive oil be used in lieu of butter etc. on a regular bread?

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