Grilled Cheese with Thyme Recipe


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Grilled cheese is one of my favorite go to sandwiches of all time. So easy. So comforting.

Grilled Cheese |

And French Onion Soup is one of my favorite soups, too.

So, the other night, I decided to have a little soup and sandwich combo of sorts.

I knew if I was making the soup and having a grilled cheese to go with it, I didn’t want to add the bread and cheese to the soup. As much as I love bread and cheese, even I know when to back off just a touch.

So, I decided to make my grilled cheese as if it were the bread and cheese from the soup.

Sounds logical enough, right?

Grilled Cheese with Thyme |

Just the staples here. Bread, butter, and two cheeses – Gruyere and Monterey Jack.

I first tried all Gruyere, but decided the flavor was way overpowering for a grilled cheese in my opinion. My second attempt, I added Monterey Jack cheese to make the perfect blend.

But then, I wanted the flavors of the soup without overpowering it, so I tossed in a bit of fresh thyme.

Oh my goodness gracious.

Fresh herbs and grilled cheese just go together now.

Why hadn’t I thought of that before!?


Believe me. I will from now on. The possibilities are endless.

Here’s my fancy dancy Grilled Cheese recipe. I’ve shared my French Onion Soup recipe previously. I just omitted the bread and cheese, and therefore the whole broiling step.

Grilled Cheese with Thyme Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Grilled Cheese makes a comforting, delicious meal. This recipe takes the classic up a notch or two.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 4 slices bread
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
  • fresh thyme
  • butter


  • Assemble each sandwich by layering 1/4 cup Gruyere cheese and 1/2 cup of Monterrey Jack on one slice of bread. Sprinkle with a little fresh thyme, about 1/4 teaspoon per sandwich. Top with another slice of bread and gently press down on the sandwich with the palm of your hand.
  • Heat a buttered skillet or griddle over medium-low heat.
  • Place grilled cheese onto skillet or griddle and cook until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from skillet or griddle and cut in half.


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 748IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 832mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

What is it about a simple grilled cheese that can make you so happy?


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Recipe Review


  1. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings says:

    I’m in love with this grilled cheese!

  2. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife says:

    Thinking I need this for lunch today!

  3. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    5 stars
    This is a real winner!! Your photo has me drooling. I MUST make this!!!

  4. Amy says:

    Oh yes! I need this for lunch today. Do you deliver? πŸ˜‰

  5. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says:

    5 stars
    I love fresh herbs in grilled cheese, too. Try a combo of mozzarella, parmesan, and basil sometime. I think you’ll like it. Meanwhile, I’m giving your gruyere, jack and thyme a try for lunch!

  6. Terry says:

    Ooooh! wish I had that bowl of soup and that grilled sandwich for breakfast right now!!!