How To Make Grilled Cheese In a Toaster Oven

Do you desire to have a light but satisfying meal? Oh yeah, this soft delicious gummy cheesy sandwich is for you.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are perfect for breakfast, lunch or late-night craving. It is a healthy, fast and easy snack to prepare. You don’t have to worry about how to make grilled cheese in a toaster oven anymore. It is time to get over the hassle of using the stove or toasters.

How To Make Grilled Cheese In A Toaster Oven
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While they might give you almost the same taste, they are rather time-consuming, and might not give you a perfectly browned tasty sandwich like the toaster oven will. 

Also, you can make so many sandwiches at the same time. Is there anything better than this? Let me add, that you don’t have to worry about burning your sandwich, the toaster oven got you covered. This is the best method ever!

The combination of this well-buttered cheesy baked sandwich is comforting. Bite after bite leaves you yearning for more. A cheesy breakfast with your family is second to none. We totally love the feedback. 

We are going to show you different methods to create your own cheesy grilled sandwich. All we are asking you to do is follow the cooking instructions the right way.

If you love varieties? Don’t worry we have got you covered. We are going to share great recipe tips with you in this. Just keep scrolling… 

If you prefer learning by video, this article is also explained here.

What You Will Need

Video: Grilled Cheese Sandwich In A Toaster Oven

Watch this video to know how to make grilled cheese sandwiches in a toaster oven.

Two slices of your favorite bread.

Two slices Provolone cheese.

Two teaspoons butter.


Any other toppings of your choice.

Method One

  1. Move your oven rack to the bottom of the appliance and adjust the oven setting to a ‘Bake Setting’.
  2. Put the baking sheet inside your baking pan in the toaster oven. 
  3. Preheat the oven to a temperature of about 425 to 450oF.
  4. Spread butter on the one side of each slice of bread only.
  5. Add cheese in between each bread slices. 
  6. Top with more butter making sure that the buttered side is up.
  7. Carefully remove the baking sheet. Oops! It’s hot. Use a pair of oven mitts to protect your fingers.
  8. Put the bread on the baking sheet and back into the toaster oven.
  9. Bake bread for about 5minutes or till the bottom is perfected browned or toasted.
  10. Remove the baking sheet and carefully turn the sandwich using a pancake turner.
  11. Return the baking sheet to the toaster oven. 
  12. Bake for another 4 to 5 minutes or till you notices the cheese has melted and the outside of the sandwich has a perfect brownness look.
  13. Allow to cool and serve. You can slice the sandwich into half and enjoy it!

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Method Two

i. Turn on your toaster oven, move the oven rack to the bottom of the appliance and line the baking sheet with an aluminum foil. 

ii. Preheat oven to a temperature of about 425 to 450oF and place each buttered bread slice inside the baking sheet.

iii. While the bread is toasting, cut two slices of Provolone cheese.

iv. Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven when the bread is almost toasted.

v. Put each cheese slice on top of the bread slices.

vi. Return the baking sheet to the toaster oven to resume toasting for about three minutes or till cheese is partially melted.

vii. When cheese is almost melted, remove the baking sheet and close the sandwich (one slice of cheesy bread on top of the other).

viii. Put the baking pan back to the oven and bake till bread is perfectly toasted and cheese has melted.

ix. Remove sandwich, place on a plate and slice into half.

x. Serve warm. 

Method Three

i. Preheat toaster oven to a temperature of about 425 to 450oF.

ii. Place each buttered bread slice on the baking sheet and set the oven setting to ‘Light’.

iii. Bake for about one minute. This time depends on the toaster model you have.

Iv. After one minute, place two cheese slices on top of the bread slices. Make sure it is tilted and not hanging over the bread. It might melt into your oven and make cleaning difficult.

v. Return the baking sheet back to the oven and toast for about twenty to thirty seconds.

vi. Then carefully put one piece of ham in the middle of each cheesy bread.

vii. Continue toasting for another 30 mins or more until your bread is perfectly browned on the outside and crispy.

viii. Turn off your oven and remove your grilled sandwich.

ix. Place each grilled sandwich on a plate and flip one slice on the other.

x. Cut each sandwich into two and serve warm. You can add any other toppings of your choice if you want.

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Other Recipes

If you want a twist to your regular grilled cheese sandwich, then try these recipes. 

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Let’s have the Italian way, shall we? Easy cheesy!

Video: Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This video will show you how to make pesto grilled cheese sandwiches in a toaster oven.

What You Will Need

Eight slices whole wheat bread.

Eight thin-sliced Provolone cheese.

One quarter basil pesto.

Three tablespoons butter.

Method of Preparation

i. Preheat toaster oven to a temperature of 425oF.

ii. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

iii. Spread each slice of bread with butter. Spread less butter in the center and more thickly on the edges to prevent the edges from burning before the center gets crispy.

iv. Put each bread slice with the buttered side on your cutting board.

v. Place a slice of provolone cheese, one tablespoon of pesto and another slice of provolone cheese on top of each bread slices. Top with the other slice of bread with the buttered side facing up).

vi. Put sandwiches in the baking sheet.

vii. Bake for four minutes then you remove the baking sheet from the oven. 

viii. Then immediately turn the temperature of the oven to 450oF. Flip the sandwiches using a big spatula.

ix. Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake for about 3 to 4 minutes or till the bread is perfectly toasted, or browned, crispy and cheese is melted.

x. Serve immediately. You can serve with a green salad tossed with avocados and mushrooms.

Grilled Cheese with Havarti And Apple 

What You Will Need

Four slices whole-grain bread.

Three slices of Havarti cheese.

Four teaspoons salted butter.

One-quarter cup chopped walnuts.

Half seeded and thinly sliced Granny Smith apple.

One cup baby Argula.

Apricot preserves (optional).

Honey (optional).

Stoneground mustard (optional).

Balsamic roasted cranberries (optional).

Method of Preparation

i. Adjust the oven rack to the bottom of the oven put a baking sheet in the oven.

ii. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 450-degree Fahrenheit. Set the oven setting to ‘Bake’ setting.

iii. Spread 2-bread slices with butter and put the buttered side on your cutting board.

iv. Place each slice of Havarti cheese on top of each bread. Then add arugula, apple slices, and walnuts. Top the bread with the last slice of cheese and spread the remaining bread slices with your preferred dressing and butter outsides.

v. Remove the baking sheet carefully with oven mitts and put sandwiches on it. 

vi. Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake sandwiches for about four to five minutes.

vii. Remove the baking sheet carefully from the toaster oven.

viii. Flip sandwiches with a pancake turner and return to the oven for further baking.

ix. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes or till the sandwiches are perfectly browned, crispy and cheese has melted.

x. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

Grilled Bacon Cheddar Sandwiches

What You Will Need

Eight slices potato sandwich bread.

Eight slices cooked crispy bacon.

Six tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature.

Four halved length scallions cut into one-inch pieces.

8 oz sliced cheddar cheese.

Method of Preparation

i. Preheat toaster oven to a temperature of about 375oF.

ii. Prepare a baking sheet with an aluminum foil and set aside.

iii. Spread butter on one side of each bread only.

iv. Put four slices of bread on the already prepared baking sheet.

v. Lay 1/2 cheese slices followed by bacon and scallion pieces on top of each slice. Put the remaining cheese on top of the scallion.

vi. Cover each cheese sandwich with the other four bread slices, spread butter top, and sides.

vii. Bake for about ten minutes or till sandwiches are perfectly browned and crispy. 

viii. Flip sandwiches to ensure even toast and bake for additional eight to ten minutes till cheese melts.

ix. Remove from oven and serve warm.

Pizza Sandwiches

What You Will Need

One french bread sandwich roll.

21 slices turkey pepperoni.

Shredded mozzarella cheese.

Four teaspoons preferred pizza and spaghetti sauce.

Method of Preparation

i. Preheat the oven to 350oF. 

ii. Slice the sandwich roll and spread each roll with one teaspoon of preferred sauce.

iii. Top each roll with five slices of pepperoni and your preferred amount of cheese.

iv. Place rolls in a baking sheet.

v. Bake until perfectly cooked, crispy and cheese are melted.

Consider This When Making Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

i. It is important that you monitor your sandwiches while they are baking so that they won’t get overcooked or burnt.

As a matter of fact, it is good you get a toaster oven that has a light inside the appliance so you can see how the baking is going clearly.

ii. Always preheat the baking sheet. If you do this well, you will hear a sizzling sound when you put sandwiches in the pan.

iii. You can heat up your sandwiches in the microwave for about 30 secs after putting cheese rather than returning the sandwiches to your toaster oven so that it can cook fast. As a matter of fact, it shortens the duration of your toast and prevents it from burning.

iv. It is important that you use good cheeses for your sandwiches. An example is Provolone or Havarti cheeses. Shredded cheese should never be used as they melt into your bread and disappear.

v. Processed cheese gives better results when used as an ingredient in cheesy sandwiches, but they are not healthy for the body. You should use more natural products if you want to.

vi. Add any dressing of your choice to your sandwiches like nuts, fruits, and vegetables. You can be creative.

vii. Ensure you turn sandwiches just before the end of baking. It is a contributing factor for melting the cheese and getting an evenly baked toast.

viii. Cleaning this appliance especially immediately after use is imperative to prolong the lifespan of the appliance.

Finally, like we have seen already the grilled cheese sandwich is very easy to make. It can be served alone or with other recipes. Either way, it remains a go-to friend when we need it the most. 

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