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Microwave Grilled Cheese

Microwave grilled cheeses are the perfect fast lunch when you want some melted cheese between buttered bread and you want it fast.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 441kcal
Author: NicoleDurham


  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 2 slices cheese, favorite variety
  • 1 tablespoon butter spread


  • Place two slices of bread in toaster and cook until golden.
  • Remove from toaster and immediately spread some butter on one side of each slice.
  • Place cheese on other side so that the butter is facing outwards and close the bread around the cheese to form a sandwich.
  • Place sandwich on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 15 seconds-30 seconds until cheese is melted.


To remove excess moisture from the sandwiches, you can wrap a paper towel around a sandwich while it's in the microwave. This will help to keep it somewhat crisp while cooking. NOTE: microwaves vary in strength so if your cheese isn't fully melted after 15 seconds, continue cooking in 10 second intervals.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.4g | Protein: 17.9g | Fat: 27.5g | Saturated Fat: 13.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.2g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 62.5mg | Sodium: 725.4mg | Potassium: 116.4mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 3.6g | Vitamin A: 291.3IU | Calcium: 481.9mg | Iron: 2.2mg