block of cheddar or mozzarella cheese
For each sandwich, toast two slices of bread. Cut enough slices of cheese off the block to cover one slice. Add the second slice and microwave until the cheese starts to melt. That’s 40 seconds in my ancient microwave but will probably be less in a newer, more high-powered model.
If you’re watching fat, calories, or cholesterol, you can use a low fat cheddar such as Allegra (it has 4% milk fat) in this, and it will taste just fine. Because the bread isn’t buttered, it’s already lower in calories than a standard grilled cheese.
Serve with ketchup and a dill pickle slice. Or you can add a tablespoon of salsa on top of the cheese before you microwave the sandwich.
With the exception of slicing the cheese, this can very easily be made by kids. Or buy a bag of shredded cheese for them to use, and there’ll be no worry about knives.