Grilled cheese sandwiches made with thick and creamy American cheese or a combination of cheeses is absolutely delicious, especially if they are crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside. Nothing tastes quite as good with a hot steaming bowl of tomato soup. However, some people avoid preparing these sandwiches for a crowd since they burn easily in a skillet. They also take forever. By the time the last ones are ready to eat the first batch is cold and hard. Put away the skillet, griddle or sandwich maker, and use these fast and easy ways to make grilled cheese for a crowd. It is possible to prepare a dozen or more sandwiches at the same time, and without using a griddle.
Necessary Ingredients to Feed Grilled Sandwiches to a Crowd
To make grilled cheese for a crowd the fast and easy way you will need at least one baking sheet, a butter knife, the appropriate number of bread and cheese slices and soft margarine that is ready to spread. An extra pair of hands is also helpful but not required.
Although these sandwiches are still called grilled in the traditional sense, they are not really grilled. These sandwiches for a crowd will be prepared in the oven instead of in a skillet, in a sandwich maker or on an electric griddle. No matter the number of grilled cheese sandwiches required, this is by far the fastest and easiest method. They turn out evenly browned and absolutely perfect. They taste just as good as or better than the typical fried or grilled varieties, but these do not require as much margarine. It can be thinly applied and the sandwiches will still turn out beautifully.
Grilled Cheese Preparation for a Crowd
Begin by preheating the oven. It must be preheated to 350 degrees before baking. Spread a thin layer of soft margarine on the bread, and turn the first layer butter-side-down on a baking sheet. Place the cheese slices on top, and butter the remaining slices of bread. Top the sandwiches with the buttered bread, and place the baking sheet in the oven. Check the sandwiches every five minutes for brownness. Once the tops are brown, turn the grilled cheese sandwiches over, and allow the other side to also reach a golden brown hue and crispy texture. Serve the crowd immediately after removing the sandwiches from the oven. You will not believe how incredibly fast and easy they are to prepare.