The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese is made with organic and sprouted whole grain bread and 100% grass-fed cheedar cheese. The healthiest and most nuitrient dense grilled cheese you can make.

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I thought it would be fun to take some of the knowledge that I teach from the grocery store and make the healthiest grilled cheese your kitchen has even seen! In additional to actually being healthy, this grilled cheese is crispy, loaded with flavor, and topped with a cheese crown that will make your kids go wild. I think my take on the classic grilled cheese will be your new favorite recipe.

The key to making a healthy grilled cheese is using sprouted bread and 100% grass-fed cheese. These two products are best in class and offer far more nutrition then any other bread or cheese. When you are ready for more healthy takes on comfort food, check out my low carb double smashburger on cloud bread buns.

How To Make The Best Grilled Cheese

To make the most healthy grilled cheese at home, start off by grating one block on 100% grass-fed cheddar cheese on the largest setting of your box grater. For this recipe I used organic valley grass-fed, organic and raw cheese. This is the best cheese you can find at the store, but pricey at $18 per pound. You can also find grass-fed cheese at ALDI and Trader Joe’s.

Add a generous amount of cheddar cheese to one slice of the sprouted bread along with a pinch of unrefined salt, a couple cracks of pepper, and the top slice of sprouted bread. Drizzle in enough avocado oil or grass-fed ghee to just cover the bottom of a non-stick pan and preheat just below medium heat. Place the sandwich in the pan and cook until deep golden brown, about 4 minutes, and flip and cook until the other side is deep golden and remove from pan.

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How to make the best grilled cheese

To make the glorious cheese crown, add 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese to the pan, add the sandwich to the middle of the cheese and press down. Allow to cook for 2 minutes or until the edges of the cheese have some color. Use a silicone spatula to lift the sandwich from the pan and hold for 30 seconds so the cheese crown can form. Flip the grilled cheese, slice, and enjoy.

What’s The Best Cheese For Grilled Cheese?

The best cheese for making a grilled cheese is a soft and melty cheese, like mozzarella or cheddar. To make the healthiest grilled cheese, I highly advise buying 100% grass-fed cheddar cheese. If you can’t find grass-fed cheese, you can get organic cheese, and at least the cows are not eating GMO grains. The nutritional profile of organic and better yet, grass-fed cheese, is superior to conventional dairy cheese and it’s much better for the environment.

The cheese I used for this grilled cheese recipe was organic valley 100% grass-fed, organic, and raw cheese. Always buy block cheese and grate it yourself because the pre-grated cheese is covered with anti-caking agents and does not melt as well or taste as good.

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How to make the best grilled cheese

What’s The Best Sprouted Bread To Buy?

Organic and sprouted bread is by far the most healthy and nutrient dense bread you can buy if you are looking for wheat bread. Sprouted grains are easier for your body to digest and you derive more nutrition form grains that have been sprouted. Sprouted bread tend to be hearty and very dense, which does not make for the best grilled cheese, but I found one that is perfect.

Silver Hills makes organic sprouted bread, and their little big bread the the closest thing to soft white bread on the market. It’s exactly what I used for this recipe and you won’t even be able to tell that it’s healthy or sprouted.

Make sure to check out my other comfort food recipes:

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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled cheese, sprouted bread
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Bobby Parrish

I'm showing you how to make a grilled cheese using the healthiest bread and cheese from the grocery store. Along with techniques for making a grilled cheese with a beautiful cheese crown.




  1. For this ultimate grilled cheese recipe, I recommend using sprouted bread from Silver Hills, their “little big bread” has a nice chewy texture. For the cheese, try to find grass-fed cheese, ALDI, Trader Joe’s, and Organic valley make these cheeses.
  2. Grate the cheddar cheese on the largest setting of your cheese grater. Avoid buying pre-grated cheese as it does not melt as well and is coating in anti-caking agents. Add a generous amount of cheddar cheese to a slice of sprouted bread and pinch of some salt and a couple cracks of pepper. Add the top slice of bread and set aside.
  3. Preheat a 8-10 inch non-stick pan just below medium heat with enough avocado oil or ghee to just cover the bottom of the pan. Season the oil with a ¼ teaspoon of salt and a few cracks of pepper. Allow the oil or ghee to heat up for 3 minutes then add the sandwich, and turn the heat down just a bit. The goal is to melt the cheese and get a deep golden brow color on the sprouted grain bread.
  4. In the video, I put a small pot on top of the sandwich to weight it down, I found this is not necessary if using the sprouted bread from silver hills because it’s very soft and not too thick. Allow to cook until deep golden brown, flip, and cook until the other side is deep golden brown. Remove from the pan and prop the grilled cheese on the side of a plate so air flow can pass through and the bread does not get soggy.
  5. Turn the heat to medium and add about ½ cup of unpacked grated cheese and spread it out a bit. Wait for the cheese to melt, about 15 seconds, then put the grilled cheese right in the middle and gently push down. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the cheese get a bit of color around the edges, then use a spatula to lift the sandwich from the pan and keep it suspended for 30 seconds so the cheese crown can form. Slip the sandwich and behold the beauty of the healthiest grilled cheese ever. Enjoy!

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