Grilled Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Cocktail Grilled Cheese Appetizers

A favorite of young and old, these miniature grilled cheese sandwiches are updated with new flavors and a fun size. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally or serve whole.

20 min. prep time
42 appetizers
000 Ratings


1 (1-pound) package (42 slices) sliced cocktail sourdough or rye bread
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup Dijon mustard*
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded Monterey jack or hot pepper jack cheese


Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spread 1 side of each bread slice with about 1/4 teaspoon butter. Place half of bread slices onto aluminum foil-lined baking sheets, buttered-side down. Top each with about 1/2 teaspoon mustard, 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 bread slice, buttered-side up.

Bake, turning once, for 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut each sandwich in half. Serve immediately.

*Substitute honey mustard, orange marmalade, apple butter, cranberry relish, prepared basil pesto or herbed tomato paste.

Recipe Tip

Assemble sandwiches ahead on aluminum foil-lined baking sheets; cover with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate up to 4 hours. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts (1 appetizer)

Calories: 60

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #12882©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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