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Mini Grilled Cheese

If you're looking for a fantastic make-ahead snack, try these miniature grilled cheese sandwiches. They're nice to have in the freezer for lunch with soup or a salad. My family loves to nibble on them anytime. —Anita Curtis, Camarillo, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 jars (5 ounces each) sharp American cheese spread, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 loaves (1-1/2 pounds each) thinly sliced sandwich bread, crusts removed


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, cheese spread and egg until smooth. Stir in chiles, salsa and cheddar cheese. Spread about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture on each slice of 1 loaf of bread.
  • Top with remaining bread; spread with more cheese mixture. Cut each sandwich into 4 squares or triangles; place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze 1 hour. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer. Bake frozen appetizers as directed until bubbly and browned, about 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 77 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • bonito15
    Jan 5, 2019

    These are on the menu for the Football game tomorrow - have all the ingredients - will use a bit less of the can chilis as kids don't like really spicy items. I did get that Pepperidge farm super thin sliced bread and it is easy to cut the crust off them and i am so looking forward to enjoying these with a win tomorrow.

  • Wilkersaur
    Dec 1, 2013

    I am giving this 5 stars for several reasons: it is an easy recipe that makes a lot of pick-up appetizers; everyone who tasted it liked it; many asked for the recipe; it is freezable and even includes directions for reheating from frozen.

  • sddeck
    Jul 12, 2013

    This recipe is great for kids as it tastes like grilled cheese, but it's time consuming. It's also not very attractive unless you cut it into perfect shapes after baking. Usually 4 stars on this site is reliable.

  • dottiemike
    Nov 27, 2011

    No comment left

  • Cottage1
    Feb 19, 2009

    1-1/4 cup of cheesewhiz = 10 oz.

  • ladriver1
    Jan 23, 2008

    I think sharp cheese would be good