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All Recipes, Main Dishes / September 23, 2020

The GREATEST Grilled Cheese Sandwich | Version 2.0

The grilled cheese sandwich, you gotta say, it´s one of the best comfort foods from America. In this recipe, we´re going to grab that American classic and take it to the next-level. I present to you, the Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwich Version 2.0.

This grilled cheese still has that beautiful golden crust and that perfectly melted cheese. We´re just going to add in a couple more ingredients and give it a beautiful lift of Spanish flavors.

Folks, this is what it´s all about. Basic ingredients, big bold flavors and easy to make. Serve this grilled cheese next to a Spanish salad and a glass (or two) of Spanish red wine for the ultimate experience.

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure to use good quality bread that is nice and sturdy. That way when you add in all the ingredients, it doesn´t fall apart. Remember to cook your grilled cheese on a low to low-medium heat. This ensures the bread will develop that beautiful golden crust, while allowing the cheese to fully melt.

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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The GREATEST Grilled Cheese Sandwich | Version 2.0

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 4 slices sturdy white bread
  • 4 slices havarti cheese
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .45 grams
  • dash sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine at room temperature 28 grams
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


  1. Thinly slice 1 large onion, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add in the sliced onions and mix with the olive oil, after 5 to 6 minutes and the onions are soft and translucent turn off the heat, season the onions with 1/2 tsp dried thyme, sea salt & black pepper, mix until well combined and set aside

  2. Spread some butter or margarine at room temperature onto 4 slices of bread, add 2 of the slices butter side down onto some parchment paper, add 1 slice of havarti cheese on top of each bread, 1 slice of cheddar cheese, evenly divide the grilled onions on top, add 1 slice of swiss cheese, a dash of sweet smoked paprika, 1 last slice of havarti cheese and crack in some fresh pepper, place the other 2 slices of bread over each sandwich butter side up

  3. Heat a large nonstick fry pan with a low to low-medium heat, after 3 minutes add in a kiss of extra virgin olive oil and add both sandwiches into the pan over the olive oil, after 3 to 4 minutes gently flip the sandwiches to cook the other side, gently push down on each sandwich so everything is compact, but don´t over push them down, after a total cooking time of about 7 minutes, remove from the pan and serve at once, enjoy!

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  1. Louise Jones

    Hi Albert,
    Really enjoy watching your videos, my husband and I were in Spain/Portugal this time last year, third time back and when we can travel from Australia again, will definitely return. Went to Isla Cristina , Huelva Province….. beautiful part of the country, and the tuna was great.
    Stay safe, Louise Jones

    23 . Sep . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      That is so great! Appreciate the comment 🙂 next time come to Valencia!!! much love

      24 . Sep . 2020

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