Can You Reheat Grilled Cheese? Yes And Here’s How

A grilled cheese sandwich is a beloved snack all around the world. A cheesy filling is done between two layers of bread then grilled till the cheese gets melted and the bread becomes golden brown and crispy.

What if you have some leftover grilled cheese sandwiches from the previous day?

Are you thinking of reheating/grilling and enjoying the tasty snack in your breakfast again?

If you are thinking of grilling the leftover grilled cheese sandwiches then yes! you can reheat them.

  • Always remember that before reheating the sandwiches let them sit for at least 30 minutes after taking them out from the refrigerator due to the temperature difference.

Use a pan for re-grilling

You can try using a gas stove and a pan to get almost the same result which we get while making a freshly grilled cheese sandwich.

  • Let the pan get hot at medium-high speed and you can also add butter in the bottom for better grilling.
  • Place the leftover sandwich and close the lid. Flip the side after 2 minutes and heat the other side for 2 more minutes.
  • You will get a nice crispy bread with all the cheese melted perfectly inside.

According to my observations, this method came out to be the most appropriate method as the results were very satisfying.

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Panini or sandwich grill

You can use them but you might get a crispier sandwich than before with some warmth inside.

You have to be very cautious while using a panini or sandwich grill because if you completely press them, the sandwich may break and the cheese can spill out making it messy. You can choose the option not to press it completely to prevent the sandwich from breaking or turning halfway.

Use the toaster oven in two different ways

(A)

  • Another option is to use a toaster oven to toast the remaining grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • You can simply set the oven to toast two slices of bread and then put the grilled cheese sandwich directly.
  • Toast it by flipping both sides for equal time.
  • You will get a nice melted cheese inside and crispy bread, but the bread will be a little dried up.

(B)

  • You can use the toaster oven again but in a different way. Use it for baking the grilled cheese.
  • Now, set the oven to bake at 350°F.
  • Now, put the sandwich directly on the rack for 10 minutes, flipping it in between.
  • You will get a crispy grilled cheese again but this time the bread will be more dried-out than the toasted method.

Enjoy your soup with leftover grilled cheese

If you have a regular habit of having soup and there is some grilled cheese left then you should try this.

If you feel lazy and don’t want to do any of the above practices to reheat the grilled cheese then you can simply cut them into cubes and put them into tomato soup or any of your favourite soups and enjoy it like that.

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Add them into your scrambled egg

Another way if you don’t want to reheat it then chop the grilled cheese into pieces in a pan and pour scrambled egg mixture or anything that is left like veggies/meat with some cherry tomatoes and coriander leaves on top.

Don’t ever microwave

You might be thinking that it can be the easiest way to reheat the leftover grilled cheese but the suggestion is ‘No’.

If you are in a hurry and don’t want to do anything extra instead of a microwave then be cautious because I will never suggest you to use a microwave because the outcomes are not very satisfying. Better enjoy it like that with fruits/soup or even cold instead.

If you use a microwave then you will get a hot, soggy grilled cheese. Again, it won’t be that crispy and you may not like the soggy texture.

What cheese to select for grilled cheese?

Well! There are many different kinds of cheese available in the market and each one has its importance in different recipes. So, which cheese will be perfect for the delicious grilled cheese?

Colby cheese

Made from cow’s milk.

This mild creamy cheese has a very soft texture than cheddar cheese. The moisture content is also higher with more open pores.

This cheese is at top of the list due to its melty, delicious and perfect pull-apart gooeyness. Its gentle flavour and texture provide a next-level definition to grilled cheese sandwiches.

You can also go for cheddar cheese but we can say that Colby cheese is the second version of it with extra details.

Monterey Jack

This cheese has a rich, creamy texture that melts into perfect deliciousness when heated. This cheese is made from mild cow milk.

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For a grilled cheese no one can go wrong by selecting Monterey Jack cheese as this goes perfectly with it and also with delicious fruity preserves and chutneys.

Muenster

This cheese is slightly nutty in taste and is a very neutral kind of cheese. This melts into fine ooze when heated and can be the star between two slices of your bread.

This cheese is not so popular around the world but if you use them you will get a nice semi-soft, nutty and mild texture when melted.

Provolone

This goes perfectly for the grilled cheese recipes as it is very recognisable, stable and has a good appealing look.

It is melty but not runny and firm but not malleable which may go well with sandwiches and grilled cheese.

Blue cheese

This cheese has many spots and veins throughout. These spots and veins have various shades of blue and green. This cheese has a very distinct smell due to bacteria present in it that are cultivated intentionally.

Its texture is also very creamy and has a milder flavour.

I hope that after reading this you are now aware of what are the do’s and don’ts while reheating your leftover grilled cheese. Also, get to know which cheese is going to be the next in your grilled cheese recipe.