Grilled Cheese For a Crowd

This is the EASIEST thing ever. Learn how to use your broiler to whip up a big batch of grilled cheese sandwiches for a crowd with little fuss. You’re not going to believe how quick and easy this is.

How to Make Grilled Cheese for a Crowd

It’s a challenge to make a bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches at once. Only a few will fit in a pan at a time, and who wants to stand there making batch after batch?

For these sandwiches, we use the broiler to make 6-8 sandwiches in no time. So, get out your biggest baking sheet, preheat your broiler and let’s get going.

Step#1

Set up broiler so that the rack is 7-8 inches from the heat source. Put the bread on a large baking sheet in a single layer.

 

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Step#2

Spray the bread with butter flavored cooking spray (you can absolutely use softened butter spread onto the bread instead. The spray is just faster).

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Step#3

Put the pan of bread under the broiler until toasted.

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See how toasty?

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Step#4

Flip the bread slices over.

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Step#5

Top each slice of bread with shredded cheese.

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Step#6

Return it to under the broiler until the cheese melts.

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Step#7

Top cheese with additional slices of bread.

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Step#8

Spray with cooking spray.

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Step#9

Put it back under the broiler until toasted.

 

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Step#10

Cut sandwiches in half.

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Step#11

Serve!

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Broiled Grilled Cheese for a Crowd

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices of bread
  • butter-flavored cooking spray (or softened butter)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups finely shredded cheese
 

Directions:

  1. Set up broiler so that the rack is 7-8 inches from the heat source. Put the bread on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Spray the bread with cooking spray (you can absolutely use softened butter spread onto the bread instead. The spray is just faster). Put the pan of bread under the broiler until toasted.
  2. Flip the bread slices over. Top each slice of bread with shredded cheese, spreading it around to cover the bread. Return pan to under the broiler until the cheese melts.
  3. Top cheese with additional slices of bread. Spray tops of bread with cooking spray. Put it back under the broiler until toasted.
  4. Cut sandwiches in half. Serve!

Christine Pittman

Christine is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Cookful. She also blogs at COOKtheSTORY where she specializes in easy healthy homemade recipes. Healthiness aside, she has been known to shred cheese onto a dinner plate, microwave it for 30 seconds, and then eat the messy goop with a spoon.