Grilled cheese in the oven is a quick way to make lots of sandwiches at once! Baked grilled cheese comes out melty and golden brown.

Grilled Cheese in Oven

Here’s a hack for how to cook up many grilled cheese sandwiches at once: Grilled Cheese in the Oven! It’s never fun to babysit a skillet while you make grilled cheese to order: especially if you’re entertaining a bunch of people. Want to serve tomato soup and grilled cheese for a crowd? Fire up your oven! Baked grilled cheese comes out melty and golden brown. Somehow, baked grilled cheese feels more fun than the standard method. Here’s how it’s done!

How to make grilled cheese in oven

This grilled cheese in the oven method lets you make as many grilled cheese sandwiches at once. In fact, you can cook as many sandwiches as fit in your oven. The exact amount depends on the bread size and your oven. (Our oven is a non-standard size, and we can fit about 8 sandwiches at once.) Here’s the basic idea:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. High heat toasts the bread until it’s golden brown.
  • Spread the bread with butter and assemble the sandwiches. Buttered sides go out, then place shredded cheese inside. Shredded cheese makes the best melty sandwiches (vs slices)!
  • Bake 6 minutes on one side, then 6 minutes on the other. Check to see how browned the bread is.
  • Cook a few more minutes if not yet golden brown. Is the bread browned yet? If not, toast about 1 minute per side until browned.
Grilled Cheese in Oven

Fancy grilled cheese ideas

You can use the grilled cheese in oven recipe below for a basic grilled cheese. But feel free to substitute your favorite fancy sandwich idea in place of the basic. In fact, the baked grilled cheese method is perfect for making a grilled cheese idea as a quick dinner. Here are some ideas we love:

What’s your favorite ingredient to add to grilled cheese to take it up a few notches? Let us know in the comments below.

Baked Grilled Cheese

Make it a meal: sides to serve

Want to make grilled cheese into a healthy meal? Add a salad, fresh veggies or a bowl of soup to contrast the melty, toasted goodness of this baked grilled cheese in the oven. Here are a few side dish ideas:

Grilled Cheese in Oven

More easy sandwich recipes

Sandwiches make fast and easy dinner ideas when you’re in a rush! We often rely on them for quick weeknight meals. Here are a few more fun sandwich ideas:

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Grilled Cheese in Oven

Grilled Cheese in the Oven

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x


Grilled cheese in the oven is a quick way to make lots of sandwiches at once! Baked grilled cheese comes out melty and golden brown.



For each sandwich*

  • 2 slices bread
  • Butter, for spreading
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread butter on two slices of bread. Place one slice on the baking sheet, butter side down. Top with the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Add another slice of bread on top, butter side up. Repeat for the other sandwiches (you can cook as many at a time as fit on sheet pans in your oven).
  3. Bake 6 minutes, then flip and cook another 6 minutes. If not yet browned, alternate sides for 1 minute at a time until browned.


*Or, use your favorite fancy grilled cheese recipe! We like Gourmet Grilled Cheese or Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese.

  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Sandwich
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Grilled cheese in oven

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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