Grilled Cheese Sticks

While most would think grilled cheese is as simple as a plastic wrapped square of American sandwiched in slices of wonder bread, the business of grilling cheese has gotten much more complicated and quite frankly, controversial.

Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe. #grilledcheeserecipe www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

For many sensitive issues there seems to be black, white and whole bunch of gray, but according to my recent poll, grilled cheese beliefs tend to be all black or white, with no gray.

Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe. #grilledcheeserecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Grilled cheese sticks fall under the purists category. While they are cut into matchstick lengths for easier handling and dipping, they are nothing but three slices of varied cheddar cheese smashed between lightly buttered Italian bread. 

There are even some grilled cheese purists who might say that having three cheese violates the terms of a real grilled cheese sandwich, claiming only a slice of American can be a true grilled cheese. Personally, I don’t care for processed American cheese, so mine are nearly always something else. 

They also beleive that if the recipe has anything else in it other than cheese, it is no longer a grilled cheese sandwich. Just a sandwich. Or even a panini if you happened to use a press or an air fryer.

Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe. #grilledcheeserecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

One could also argue that mayonnaise should be used instead of butter, but I prefer butter. Your choice, no judgement from me. 

I serve my grilled sticks with a side of Creamy Tomato Bisque when at a sit down meal or with a small cup at a party. You can also serve them with a side of Tomato Jam for slathering.

They can be an entree, appetizer or snack. Whatever your heart desires! 

Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe. #grilledcheeserecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe. #grilledcheeserecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Grilled Cheese Sticks

4.09 from 12 votes
Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe. 
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Lightly butter one side of each slice of Italian bread. Sandwich all three slices of cheese, with buttered sides facing out.
  • Heat a mdium skillet to medium-high heat and add sandwich. Getnly press down using a spatula to evenly distribute heat and get a nice, buttery golden crust. This will take only 1-2 minutes, then turn and repeat on the other side.
  • Remove from skillet and slice using a sharp knife into “finger size” portions.
  • Serve with tomato soup or tomato jam for dipping.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 662 kcal, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 53 g, Saturated Fat: 32 g, Cholesterol: 118 mg, Sodium: 770 mg, Potassium: 86 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 12 g, Vitamin A: 1190 IU, Calcium: 606 mg, Iron: 1.4 mg
Author: Chef Jessica Anne
Calories: 662
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gourmet grilled cheese, grilled cheese recipe
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Grilled Cheese Sticks make your childhood favorite into a party-worthy appetizer! Pair with tomato soup or tomato jam for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich recipe. #grilledcheeserecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
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Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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  1. Grilled cheese sticks are my go-to snacks. My kids love them. And I agree, they taste great with tomato soup.