Cheese Sandwich Recipe – How much cheese in Sandwich

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An inexplicable association of cheese and bread with the accompaniment of meat and condiments, cheese sandwich, have been the cherry-picked snack of many foodies. Well, to make the best cheese sandwich we should have an idea about the amount of cheese to be placed in between two slices of buttered bread.

To make an ideal cheese sandwich two to three ounces of cheese are required, which means two-thirds to one cup of grated cheese should be taken for making a single sandwich. Those who love the taste of cheese in excess can go for ounces. 

Mostly, semi-hard cheese is preferred for making cheese sandwiches. Too many variants of cheese sandwiches are available in the market today, out of which grilled cheese sandwiches, popularly known as American cheese sandwiches can be made by melting the cheese by heating the sandwich. When served with tomato soup, one can enjoy the cheese sandwich better.

Cheese Sandwich Recipe

cheese sandwich recipe

Cheese Sandwich

Tasty Cheese Sandwich
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • A large pan
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices Cheese
  • Butter
  • 2 slices Bread
  • Mayonnaise sauce
  • 2 pinch Pepper powder
  • 1 pinch Red chili fakes
  • Lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Place a pan on the stove and heat it on low flame.
  • Pour one tablespoon of butter into it and heat it.
  • Now place the two slices of bread on to the pan and toast one side until it becomes golden brown color.
  • Now flip one of them and spread the mayonnaise on it.
  • Add pepper and red chilli flakes on top of Mayo
  • Now place lettuce and then two slices of cheese at top of the same
  • Place the toasted side of the second slice of bread on the top of the cheese so that it gets easily melted.
  • Now add one more tablespoon of butter to the pan and flip the sandwich to toast the upper side of it.
  • The tasty cheese sandwich is ready to serve

Notes

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NUTRITIONAL FACTS OF CHEESE SANDWICH

  • Total Fat  12.67g
  • Cholesterol   22mg
  • Sodium 734 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 27.6g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g
  • Sugars 3.95g
  • Protein 9.1g
  • Vitamin D- Calcium 233 mg
  • Iron 2.04mg
  • Potassium 127mg
  • Vitamin A 97 mcg

HOW MUCH CHEESE IN A SANDWICH?

Let’s have a look into the amount of cheese required in various sandwiches

NAME OF SANDWICHCHEESE PER SANDWICH IN GRAMS
GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH56.2 GRAMS TO 84.3 GRAMS
CHICKEN CHEESE SANDWICH15 GRAMS OF CREAM CHEESE
VEG CHEESE SANDWICH36 GRAMS (GRATED)
EGG CHEESE SANDWICH7.5 GRAMS
HAM CHEESE SANDWICH18.75

HOW MANY SLICES OF CHEESE SHOULD YOU PUT ON A SANDWICH?

It is appropriate to use two to three slices of cheese in a sandwich. When you are supposed to melt the cheese for making a grilled sandwich, more than three slices can make the dish messy. 

Any variant of the cheese can be a perfect match for a sandwich. And let’s see the cheese varieties that are preferably used in the cheese sandwich:

  • Swiss cheese – is a yellow medium-hard cheese with its origin in Switzerland and it has a likeness to Emmental cheese.
  • Cheddar cheese – with its origin in an English village called Cheddar, the cheese appears in off white colour and has a sharp taste.
  • Pepper Jack cheese – Tart flavoured buttery cheese belonging to the category of Monterey cheese with an addition of pepper in it.
  • Fontina – Having roots in Italy, Fontina cheese has a medium sharp flavour and is basically made with cow’s milk. 
  • Havarti– Previously known as Danish tistler, Havarti is a semisoft cheese made with Danish cow’s milk.
  • Mozzarella– The pasta filata method is used for making Mozzarella cheese. Southern Italian buffalo’s milk is mainly used in the making of this cheese. 
  • Gouda– It is one of the sweetest cheeses made with cow’s milk.
  • Provolone–  Another Italian cheese with an ageing time period of four months. 

HOW DO YOU CUT CHEESE FOR A SANDWICH?

When you are making this yummy snack at home, I am pretty sure that most of us would be taken to our nostalgic childhood days, when we enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee with mumma’s special cheese sandwich in the evenings along with siblings or cousins. When you make a homemade cheese sandwich you will have to cut cheese for this. Basically, there are only a few steps involved in the cutting or slicing of cheese for making a cheese sandwich. Let’s see what they are:

  1. Place the block of cheese unwrapped on a cutting board.
  2. Now slice the block with a normal or cheese knife(if you have one at home).
  3.  After cutting the first slice, repeat the process until you get the desired number of slices. If you find the cheese getting stuck onto the knife then move the knife forward and backwards to remove it.

You may keep the remaining block in a box or wrap it in a cover and store in the refrigerator.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH CHEESE SANDWICH?

When you have enough time for cooking, then along with the cheese sandwich you can make side dishes to up the feel of the snack. Fortunately, you will not have to be worried about what goes well with cheese sandwiches. You can match almost everything available at your home with it. Still, I would like to give you a list of a few items that you should never miss out on when you are having a cheese sandwich.

  • Coleslaw
  • Fruit salad
  • Fresh salad
  • Tomato ketchup
  • French fries
  • Tomato basil soup
  • Mustard mayonnaise.
  • Chips
  • Onion rings
  • Butternut squash soup
  • Roasted veggies
  • Potato soup

When you choose the wrong accompaniment it may definitely turn the snack time dull. To avoid this, always get to know about the perfect pair. This is a way to ensure that your appetite will be satiated in a way as it craved for.

IS COLD CHEESE GOOD FOR SANDWICH?

Making sandwiches with cold cheese is loved by both kids and adults. Mixing cold cream cheese with veggies and herbs will definitely help in turning the sandwich into a healthy pack fit for your breakfast.

The interesting fact is that one can consume this sandwich without cooking, thus it saves time. Also, readymade cream cheese can be availed easily from any nearby grocery stores or supermarkets.

 If you are using whole grain bread for this, the health side of the dish gets stronger.  The only thing you should be cautious of while making the sandwich is to avoid veggies with too much water content in it, as it may be not good if you have a plan to keep the dish for a long time. 

IS CHEESE HEALTHY IN A SANDWICH?

Adding cheese to sandwiches has a lot of health benefits to offer. Cheese is the source of vitamin B12, folate, vitamin A and protein. Also, it contains calcium and phosphorus in abundance. Hence consuming cheese sandwiches can help you get all these components which are good for health.

Other health benefits of adding cheese to the sandwich are as follows:

  • Helps to reduce muscle loss, especially in senior adults. Protein content in cheese enhances muscle growth.
  • Provides immense vitamin B12, thus ensuring the health of the brain and preventing particular kinds of anemia.
  • The protein content in cheese will help to prevent tooth cavities and keep your teeth strong.
  • Cheese sandwiches are a better choice for people with lactose intolerance.
  • The calcium content gives strength to the bone as well.

When we discuss the healthy side of cheese sandwiches their overconsumption may invite health hazards also. 

  • A minimum intake of 500 calories takes place when we eat cheese sandwiches.If you are planning to put down your weight then a cheese sandwich is not a suitable option for you. 
  • As it contains saturated fat in it, there is a tendency to enhance the level of bad cholesterol in our body, which is not at all a positive sign.
  • The high content of sodium in it can also affect our kidneys and brain.

HOW TO MAKE CHEESE SANDWICH HEALTHIER?

If you are health conscious and you still crave to have a piece of a cheese sandwich, then,  the following steps will help you to prepare a healthy sandwich using cheese.

  • Choose whole-grain bread for enriching the fiber content of the sandwich.
  • Use flavoured cheeses instead of plain ones in order to reduce the gross calorie of the dish.
  • Along with cheese, adding veggies and fruits is a healthier alternative.
  • Instead of butter, use olive oil for reducing the amount of fat in the sandwich.

These tips are useful when you are preparing a sandwich for your family, especially for your grandparents. Despite the nutrient content in the sandwich the extra fat and sodium may cause serious trouble to human health. It is always advisable to follow the healthier path rather than blindly feeding the longings of your tastebuds.

CONCLUSION

Having special moments with loved ones obviously demand the collaboration of a scrumptious snack and music. There is no other better option than a cheese sandwich which can intensify the spirit of the hour, as it is being liked by all irrespective of age. So have a great time with the people that you love the most with a bite of a cheese sandwich! 

Hari

Hi, I am Hari, your healthy-eating coach. I can guide and help you to explore different tastes and food tips.

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