Oven Baked Grilled Cheese for a Crowd
Oven baked grilled cheese takes the classic sandwich and toasts it to perfection in the oven. It's easy to make, and you can feed a ton of people easily with it!
I love making grilled cheese, but even with the largest pan or hot plate, it can be difficult to make enough to feed a crowd. That's why I love this recipe for grilled cheese in the oven. It's so easy to make, and I'm able to feed an army.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It only uses a few simple ingredients.
- It's incredibly simple to make, and it makes a lot.
- Grilled cheese is a classic sandwich that almost everyone loves!
For the best results, be sure you preheat both baking sheets for at least 5 minutes.
You'll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe. They're all pantry staples, so you might not even have to go shopping! See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.
- Shredded sharp cheddar
- Shredded gouda
- Hearty white bread
- Butter, melted
These sandwiches are incredibly easy to make. They only take a few minutes and a few simple steps. The highlights are below, but you'll find the complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.
1: Preheat the baking sheets while the oven preheats. Then, combine the cheeses in a bowl.
2: Brush the bread with melted butter and place them on the baking sheet, butter-side down.
3: Top the bread with cheese, then add the top slices of bread and place the other baking sheet on top.
4: Bake until golden brown.
5: Cool for a bit and enjoy!
Substitutions and Variations
- Use any of your favorite shredded cheese varieties.
- Try adding slices of ham to the sandwiches.
- Use your favorite bread for these sandwiches.
- Cheese grater
- 2 baking sheets
- Food-grade brush
Refrigerator: Store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
Freezer: Store in an air-tight container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 6 weeks.
Reheat: Place the sandwiches on a rimmed baking sheet coated with nonstick spray. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. For frozen sandwiches, bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.
What to Serve with Grilled Cheese
Of course, you probably think of tomato soup when you think of grilled cheese pairings, but there's so much more you can try. Check out the ideas here in my what to serve with grilled cheese post.
- Don't go too heavy on the melted butter. You want enough to toast the bread but not so much that it gets soggy.
- Give the top baking sheet a little press when you place it on top of your grilled cheese sandwiches.
- Freshly grated cheese will make a better sandwich than bagged shredded cheese.
Getting the baking sheets nice and hot before adding the bread helps the sandwiches toast evenly while the cheese melts.
They were invented during the Great Depression as a cheap meal that could feed a family.
If you add too much melted butter, the bread will get soggy.
Other Grilled Cheese Recipes
Grilled Cheese for a Crowd
This oven baked grilled cheese recipe is easy to make and it can easily feed a crowd. It's a simple recipe for everyone's favorite sandwich!
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
- 2 cups shredded gouda
- 16 slices hearty white bread
- ½ cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 450ºF.
- Preheat baking sheets by placing them in your preheated oven for 5 minutes.
- Combine cheeses in a bowl.
- Brush one side of each slice of bread with melted butter.
- Arrange 8 pieces of bread on preheated baking sheet, butter side down.
- Top with cheese mixture.
- Cover with remaining bread slices, buttered side up. Press down gently.
- Cover with other baking sheet and bake sandwiches for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove top baking sheet and transfer sheet with sandwiches to cooling rack. Serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 596Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 117mgSodium 982mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 26g
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