A stack of grilled cheese sandwiches
Baked Grilled Cheese Is Your Simple Answer To Comforting Meals
Instead of cooking grilled cheese on a stovetop, turn to the oven. It’s a secret straight out of the playbook of Natasha Kruvchuk, cookbook author and blogger of Natasha’s Kitchen.
Cooking grilled cheeses in an oven will save you lots of time if you’re making many sandwiches. "It’s so hands-off, and you can make a big batch to feed a crowd," Kravchuk said.
Kravchuk uses a rimmed baking sheet to make her grilled cheese in the oven, which can easily be sized up or down depending on how many sandwiches you need to make.
She butters a side of bread before placing it down on a baking sheet, then adds cheese to the other buttered side. She bakes each side at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes.
Kravchuk adds cheddar and mozzarella slices. "Cheddar adds a really great flavor to grilled cheese [...] But mozzarella — it just has that ooey, gooey consistency," she explains.
Low-moisture mozzarella will melt especially well. Since mozzarella shreds have less surface area, they will soften easily to create a cheese pull effect.
She added, "When you put those two cheeses together, it makes the most incredible cheese pull you’ve ever seen. When that happens, nobody can resist the grilled cheese sandwich."