The ingredients in storebought mayonnaise have a higher smoke point than butter, which means your grilled cheese lunch is more foolproof. You can cook the sandwich over (slightly) higher heat for a crisper exterior and fluffier interior.



Why do people use mayonnaise for grilled cheese?

To ensure golden (not burned) toastiness, the exterior of the sandwich should be slicked with mayo, which has a higher smoke point than butter and possesses the combined browning power of oil and egg yolks. When mayo-slicked bread meets buttered pan, that’s when the magic truly begins.

What can I add to my grilled cheese to make it better?

To add a ton of flavor to a simple grilled cheese, adding ingredients like chutney, pepper jelly, tomato jam, or bacon jam can totally change the flavor profile. “Any jam, any chutney, even dijon mustard, almost any condiment will lend itself to a grilled cheese sandwich,” Werlin said.

Is mayo on grilled cheese healthy?

Make the switch to a healthier fat

Slapping a hunk of butter in your pan or slathering your bread with mayo are common ways to prepare grilled cheese. Lots of butter and mayo adds extra calories and saturated fat. To lower your saturated fat intake, try using avocado oil or olive oil in your pan instead of butter.

What goes well with mayonnaise and butter for a grilled cheese?

Spreading a mixture of mayo and butter on the bread creates a delightfully crispy crust with the well-loved, wonderful flavor of butter one expects on a grilled cheese sandwich.— Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich? This version kicks it up a notch with avocado, tons of cheese and extra-crispy bread.

What’s the difference between a butter sandwich and a grilled cheese?

The bread on the butter sandwich was a bit drier throughout and on the overly crisp, maybe even crumbly, side. On the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich, mayonnaise is more convenient and yields a nicer texture.

Is it better to use Mayo or butter?

First, we’ll say that using mayo is more convenient than using butter because it’s always soft and ready to spread. If you don’t already have butter at room temperature, then you need to soften it before spreading.

What makes a grilled cheese sandwich crispy?

Spreading a mixture of mayo and butter on the bread creates a delightfully crispy crust with the well-loved, wonderful flavor of butter one expects on a grilled cheese sandwich.— Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist