Cheesiest Grilled Cheese


Total Time:

20 minutes



Big day today, let me intro you to the Cheesiest Grilled Cheese Sandwich served with ALL THE KETCHUP.

Cheesiest Grilled Cheese from (@whatsgabycookin)

For those of you who have seen my IG stories when I’m up in Seattle with my parents know that my dad makes a killer grilled cheese. It’s perfect toasted, cheese is melted, always cut on a diagonal and served with a big squirt of ketchup on the side for dipping. It was my childhood favorite and even in my 30’s I’m still obsessed. But in order for it to be perfect – all of those qualities listed above need to be present.

Cheesiest Grilled Cheese from (@whatsgabycookin)

You need plenty of cheese, don’t skimp. It’s called the Cheesiest Grilled Cheese for a reason.

The more the merrier. You need really nicely toasted bread… hence the mayo parm mixture. And you 10000% need ketchup. I’m all about the Hunt’s Best Ever Ketchup because it is in fact, the best. It’s 100% natural and made with no high fructose corn syrup. It’s thicker and richer than traditional Hunt’s ketchup, which makes it IDEAL for dipping. You’ll also see it on my burgers, and hot dogs all BBQ season long. There are currently 4 bottles sitting in my pantry and I can safely say they will be gone by the end of summer. I have no shame and I am a ketchup FANATIC. Just let me live… I’m looking at you Thomas!! He thinks my ketchup to hot dog ratio is aggressive… I just don’t think he knows how to live!!!

So – go grab yourself a bottle and then make this Cheesiest Grilled Cheese. Feel free to get jazzy with the varieties of cheese, you really can’t go wrong with anything that’s gooey and melted. It’s all going to be a perfect pairing with the Hunt’s Best Ever Ketchup!! Go on and live your best life.

Cheesiest Grilled Cheese from (@whatsgabycookin)

Cheesiest Grilled Cheese

after 30+ years of experience - I can tell you that THIS is the best grilled cheese you'll ever make!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened, divided
  • 8 slices sourdough or french bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese rind removed and thinly sliced
  • Hunt’s Best Ever Ketchup for dipping


  • Spread 3 tablespoons butter on 1 side of all the bread slices. Toast bread, butter side down, in a large skillet until golden brown, about 2 minutes and then remove.
  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, parmesan cheese and remaining 3 tablespoons butter.
  • In another bowl, combine the shredded cheddar, shredded Monterey Jack and shredded Gruyere.

To assemble sandwiches:

  • Top the toasted side of 4 bread slices with sliced Brie and sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over the Brie. Top with remaining bread slices, toasted side facing inward. Spread mayonnaise mixture on the outsides of each sandwich. Place in same skillet, over medium low heat and cook until golden brown and cheese is melted, 5-6 minutes on each side. Serve immediately with ALL THE KETCHUP.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Erika

    Yessss someone who understands the science of mayo for browning on grilled cheese!!

  2. Sara

    This sounds amazing and my husband and I have been on the hunt for the perfect grilled cheese recipe! We can’t wait to try this, but I wanted to ask …how hot should the skillet be for each step?

  3. Madra

    I love a good grilled cheese and I’m always looking for a way to make mine better (if that’s possible).. Yours looks lovely but I don’t like mayo. I appreciate the value of cooking with it. It can moisten a cake! Will I taste it? What will I miss if I leave it off?

  4. Vera

    You should make pictures of ingredients. And how and what to put. I totally did not understand directions on how to put them together.

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