Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese

Marla Meridith

July 23, 2014


Sometimes simple is best. Actually around here simple is pretty much always in season, no matter what time of year. Do you own a cast iron skillet? I hope the answer is yes. If not, you kinda need one like now. Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches have become my go-to meal.


Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches | The BEST Grilled Cheese!


Those of you who know me well, know that I love a hot & melty grilled cheese sandwich. Especially after a hike…


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So why cast iron skillet you might ask?


Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches | The BEST Grilled Cheese!


The secret to the best grilled cheese is having a super hot surface that conducts heat really well. That’s exactly what a cast iron skillet does. It’s a thick, heavy, inexpensive pan that is indispensable in the kitchen. It’s a work horse whose benefits are worth the little bit of extra loving you need to give it.

A cast iron skillet will last a lifetime if you season it properly & give it a little TLC. Here are a few posts to help you with that.


Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches | The BEST Grilled Cheese!


Have fun with your cheese selections. In these sandwiches I used Asiago with rosemary & medium cheddar slices.

Using pre-sliced cheese is very easy & a time saver, but most of the higher quality cheeses are obviously in wedges, rounds & blocks. If hand trimming then be sure to cut each slice no thicker than 1/4 inch ~ so it melts quickly & completely.


Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches | The BEST Grilled Cheese!


Enjoy 1/2 a sandwich for a mini-meal & a full one for lunch or dinner. No matter how you slice it… will no doubt love this crispy, buttery & gooey cheesy sandwich.


Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches | The BEST Grilled Cheese!


You can purchase a cast iron skillet here & The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook too!


Click HERE for recipe details.


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  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 06:11h, 23 July

    Totally drooling over here at 6am 🙂 Looks great!

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:52h, 23 July

      Honestly….I sometimes have this for breakfast! 😉

  • Maria
    Posted at 06:21h, 23 July

    I need this for lunch!

  • Librarian Lavender
    Posted at 06:34h, 23 July

    I love great food that is easy to prepare! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 06:46h, 23 July

    Cheesy heaven!!! Looks perfect 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:51h, 23 July

      Thanks Amanda! Love your helpful post today on K&A today…btw 😉

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    Posted at 06:46h, 23 July

    Love grilled cheese and a cast iron is perfect for them!

  • Julie
    Posted at 07:26h, 23 July

    I lovvvvve my cast iron skillet! And thanks for including a link to my grilled cheese!

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:51h, 23 July

      Isn’t it the BEST?! Your GC looks AMAZING!!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    Posted at 08:16h, 23 July

    “Around here simple is pretty much always in season.” My house, too! Nothing better than a classic grilled cheese.

  • Naomi
    Posted at 08:21h, 23 July

    We always love a good grilled cheese sandwich in my home, so great tips to remember!

  • Matt Robinson
    Posted at 08:28h, 23 July

    This needs to be my lunch today, absolutely awesome!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
    Posted at 08:49h, 23 July

    Wow, thanks for sharing my recipe! I need to add some cast iron to my collection!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 09:46h, 23 July

    I could dig in right now!

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    Posted at 10:07h, 23 July

    There’s always a good time for a simple recipe. I love melted cheese, so delicious with a chrispy bread.

  • Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy
    Posted at 11:15h, 23 July

    Wow this has got my attention. I have a cast iron skillet and I have the ingredients for grilled cheese. Dinner solved!!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 11:46h, 23 July

    Cheese perfection, just what I want for lunch. Pinned!

  • Vedika @ Hot Chocolate Hits
    Posted at 12:36h, 23 July

    Your grilled cheese looks awesome. Thanks for linking to my post as well!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:06h, 24 July

      Of course, anytime 🙂 Your grilled cheese looks amazing!

  • Jamey
    Posted at 14:52h, 23 July

    Love using my cast iron for grilled cheese. In our house we are partial to fancy grilled cheese combinations that include any type of pesto, a couple varieties of cheese, sautéed greens, and mushrooms, or caramelized onions.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 15:19h, 23 July

    Marla I am loving this post! First of all, a good grilled cheese isn’t as easy as you’d think to make…too pale, too burnt, not gooey enough, etc. but when it’s right, it’s amazing. And yours is…amazing! Pinned! 🙂

  • Meredith
    Posted at 16:46h, 23 July

    Nothing beats a grilled cheese made this way!

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl
    Posted at 18:00h, 23 July

    Craving this right now!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:05h, 24 July

      Awesome! It seriously is the best mountain food…especially after an active day!

  • julie
    Posted at 19:28h, 23 July

    While I like your blog, its Very difficult to read on the go. The pop ups and banners take up most of the screen on my phone and tablet. On the computer its fine, but not always by my computer. Right now “airwick” and “blog her” are competing for the top of my screen and ” staples” and “AT&T” for the bottom. Add in 2 pop ups and I have been able to read very little before becoming frustrated. Is this happening to anyone else or is it just my service?
    BTW love grilled cheese, never thought to use my cast iron pan. Will have to try soon !

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:04h, 24 July

      Thank you for letting me know this Julie & your thoughts are noted. It’s a fine balance to be able to provide excellent content & at the same time earn a living for all of my efforts. My wish is for one day to have a much “cleaner” space without the pop ups. In the mean time I really hope you enjoy your grilled cheese!

  • Carrie Pacini
    Posted at 06:42h, 24 July

    Your grilled cheese looks amazing! I bet the crunch is perfect.

  • Robert M
    Posted at 19:35h, 24 July

    Your grilled cheese sandwich looks yummy! I always use a regular skillet to make grilled cheese sandwiches. I will try to use a cast iron skillet to make grilled cheese with it. I bet it will come out delicious.

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker
    Posted at 10:48h, 27 July

    Ahhh I need this like right now! I’m a sucker for grilled cheese 😀

  • Susan Highland
    Posted at 09:29h, 10 October

    Grilled Cheeses are so wonderful anytime! I love my cast iron pans. You have made me hungry!


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