Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a comfort food, something we have all grown up with and bring such joy to us as we remember those good times. A Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwich is no different, but yet it’s oh so good! Try this timeless classic twist and you will be hooked. I love the layers of cheese with the added bonus of fresh parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Wow! Its a burst of flavor all the way through. So, so Good!
How to Make Baked Grilled Cheese:
We love to make these on Texas Toast because of the thick pieces of bread, but the Baked Grilled Cheese could be made with any type of bread. Be creative and make what you like. Butter the outsides of each piece of bread (Top and bottom) . Then begin layering a piece of cheese with ham and then more cheese. I personally enjoy keeping the cheese next to the bread and any meat in the middle. It sort of holds it all together once it’s melted. But regardless how you put the Baked Grilled Cheese together, it will all taste the same!
Have picky eaters? Don’t add what they don’t like! It’s really that simple. Add a few slices of their favorite cheeses and they will be thrilled.
I tend to make a pan full of a variety of cheeses and meats and when it comes out, I slice everything in half and say “have at it!”. Everyone seems to get something they like and they all try something new too. I’s worked well for even my picky eater as he will try new things when it’s a free for all. I mean who wants to get left out when mom cooks, right? He sure doesn’t.
My favorite part is the yummy crispy golden brown of the bottom of the bread. When it’s baked in all that butter, it’s an even golden brown and oh so good! The top will be softer, but still a lightly toasted with the melted parmesan cheese and all the flavors and textures combine really take the Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwich up a notch. Delicious! I have noticed that I love these best when baked in a metal pan over a glass pan. It’s just something how the bottom crisps up! But good both ways.
Plus in the time these little babies cook, I have time to clean up the kitchen and I can enjoy them when they come out of the oven. Yum!
Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 1 loaf Texas Toast Bread
- 1 pkg Sliced Ham
- 1 pkg Cheddar Cheese
- 1 pkg Provolone Cheese
- 1 pkg Pepper Jack Cheese
- 3 tbs Butter
- 1 Cup Shredded Fresh Parmesan Cheese *Optional
- Butter outsides of bread both top and bottom
- Make each sandwich to what you like. Use Ham, and multiple layers of cheese. I prefer to have the cheese next to the bread with the ham in the middle so the cheese melts and holds it all together.
- On top of each sandwich sprinkle with fresh shredded parmesan cheese. Oh it’s a wonderful flavor additional. Trust me.
- Place in a 9×13 pan side by side
- Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes. The top will become a light golden toasty brown with the fresh shredded parmesan cheese melted.