Make grilled cheese with mayo instead of butter for a perfectly toasted sandwich

No matter how old you get, you’ll never outgrow your love of a grilled cheese sandwich. Because really, there’s nothing better than combining melted cheese with bread that’s been toasted to perfection, is there? I didn’t think so.

If you thought you couldn’t love grilled cheese more than you already do, get ready to be amazed. This trick for making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich will give you an entirely newfound appreciation for the food: Instead of spreading butter on the outside of the bread right before dropping it into the skillet, try spreading a layer of mayonnaise instead.

Not only will this add a little creamy flavor to your sandwich, but it will also help your bread toast just the way you like it, without burning. Because we’ve all burned a grilled cheese or two in our day, right? Well, not anymore.

According to PureWow, using mayonnaise will help ensure your bread is golden brown because mayonnaise doesn’t burn as easily as butter. It’s the oil and egg in the condiment that allows for the brown coloring and all of that added flavor.

And Hellman’s agrees. The brand released a video to promote using their mayo to make the perfect grilled cheese.


Just pull out the mayonnaise and heat up your skillet — the most delicious sandwich of your life is coming right up!

Or, you could skip pulling out the skillet and try something new. Have you heard about people making grilled cheese in their air fryers? It can be done, and some people swear by it.

One of our writers tried several different methods for making grilled cheese with her air fryer, but the traditional way, with butter rather than mayo on the outside of the bread. She came away from the experience with a clear winner: the method that involved using the air fryer’s crisping basket.

What do you think? Are you ready to try making grilled cheese in a new way?