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5 from 8 votes

📖 Garlic Grilled Cheese

This easy garlic grilled cheese sandwich features a garlic butter spread, two gooey types of cheese, fresh tomato slices, and tangy sourdough bread. It's the ultimate comfort food!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 295kcal
Author: MaryAnne


  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 4 sourdough bread slices
  • 2-4 cheddar cheese slices
  • 2-4 provolone cheese slices
  • 2-4 tomato slices
  • pinch of salt and black pepper


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, garlic, and parsley (if using). Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread garlic butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place two buttered bread slices (buttered side down) in skillet. Place 1-2 slices of cheddar, provolone, and tomato, along with pinch of salt and pepper, on top of bread, and top with remaining buttered sourdough (with buttered side facing up).
  • Cook for around 4-5 minutes or until bottom turns golden brown. Flip over sandwich and cook another 4-5 minutes, until other side is golden brown. Serve warm.


  • Go low and slow. Be patient with your grilled cheese. If it looks like your cheese isn't melting after a few minutes, cover the pan for a minute or two to help it along.
  • How to reheat: I recommend reheating it in the toaster oven (or regular oven) to help re-crisp the bread. Place it in a 350 degree F oven for around 10 minutes. Reheating in the microwave may lead to soggy bread.
  • Use high-quality bread. I love the slight tang of sourdough, but use whatever your favorite loaf of bread is. Treat yourself to a nice loaf from your local bakery - it's worth it for this sandwich.
  • Use fresh garlic. Because this recipe features garlic butter, we want the garlic to shine. This means using fresh garlic if possible (not jarred garlic).


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2060IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg