Grilled Cheese with Tomato is the ultimate comfort food, it doesn’t matter if you are an oldster or a youngster. Soft sourdough bread grilled with gruyere, cheddar cheese, and tomato is always the perfect lunch or snack!
It’s all about the cheese when it comes to the best grilled cheese sandwich!
How to Make a Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
A pan-fried grilled cheese with mayo and tomato looks just as good on a plate as it tastes! Why not try a grilled cheese with bacon and tomato for a heartier version?
- Sprinkle salt on sliced tomatoes and let drain. This helps it stay a little drier so the tomatoes don’t leak all over the bread.
- Spread mayonnaise on the outside of each slice of sourdough bread. Mayonnaise helps the bread get toasty, whereas butter will burn before the cheese is melted all the way.
- Place a slice of cheddar, tomato, basil on each slice of bread and sprinkle with gruyere.
To Cook: Place, mayo side down, on a heated skillet and fry until golden brown. Turn sandwich over and fry on the other side. Both sides should be equally browned and the cheese melted just enough to squeeze out the sides of the sandwich.
Tip: To speed up the frying process, cover the pan for a few minutes, this will help melt the cheese a bit faster.
What to Serve with Grilled Cheese
Everyone knows it’s a tradition for a grilled cheese sandwich to be paired with creamy tomato soup, of course! It’s a perfect combination of crunchy and creamy, great for a busy weekday or rainy day!
Another great complement to a tomato grilled cheese sandwich is a crispy tossed salad topped with a bright and tangy vinaigrette and some croutons!
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Grilled Cheese with Tomato
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 large tomato sliced
- 2 ounces cheddar cheese sliced
- 2 ounces gruyere cheese or mozzarella, grated
- pinch of dried basil
- Slice tomato ¼" thick and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place on paper towels and let drain 10 minutes.
- Spread mayonnaise over the outside of each slice of bread.
- Place 1 slice of cheddar on each slice of bread. Add tomato slices and basil. Top with gruyere and remaining slice of bread.
- Preheat a small skillet over low heat. Place mayonnaise side down in the skillet.
- Grill until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Flip and grill the other side until golden.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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I’ve been surprising friends with my ”Onion and Tomatoe” grilled cheese for over 30 years now… I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who LOooooves this.
I Love your choice of gruyere with cheddar… you’ve made me take a second look at a great EASY recipe.
Thank you. ♥
So glad you loved this recipe as much as we do!
Love Love LOVE your recipes…. Thank you
Thank YOU Jean!
I disagree. Mayonnaise works perfectly. Butter burns too quickly whereas mayonnaise has egg and oil emulsion; so of course grill it on medium heat. Grilled cheese sandwiches are burnt only because the heat is too high.
DO NOT PUT MAYO ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BREAD. IT BURNS FASTER THAN BUTTER.
Try a lower temperature? I was hesitant to use mayonnaise but for me it worked out perfectly!
I do this often and also add fresh spinach, and sometimes avocado, ham or pickle slices. I cook it on a panini press without butter (never use mayonaise).
Oh boy Pam! That sounds delicious, thanks for sharing.
Looks yummy; I love tomatoes in my toasted cheese! Just a note–there’s butter listed in the ingredients but not in the instructions. You’re supposed to just use mayo on the outside, right?
Correct, just mayo Susan. Enjoy!
There is no butter listed in the recipe. Unless I’m missing something.
You’re not missing anything Cynthia! The recipe has been corrected, and butter removed!