Grilled Cheese with Tomato Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese with Tomato is the ultimate comfort food, it doesn’t matter if you are an oldster or a youngster. Soft sourdough bread grilled with gruyere, cheddar cheese, and tomato is always the perfect lunch or snack! 

It’s all about the cheese when it comes to the best grilled cheese sandwich!

stack of Grilled Cheese and Tomato sandwiches

How to Make a Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich

A pan-fried grilled cheese with mayo and tomato looks just as good on a plate as it tastes! Why not try a grilled cheese with bacon and tomato for a heartier version?

  1. Sprinkle salt on sliced tomatoes and let drain. This helps it stay a little drier so the tomatoes don’t leak all over the bread.
  2. Spread mayonnaise on the outside of each slice of sourdough bread. Mayonnaise helps the bread get toasty, whereas butter will burn before the cheese is melted all the way.
  3. Place a slice of cheddar, tomato, basil on each slice of bread and sprinkle with gruyere.

bread and ingredients fro grilled cheese sandwiches

To Cook: Place, mayo side down, on a heated skillet and fry until golden brown. Turn sandwich over and fry on the other side. Both sides should be equally browned and the cheese melted just enough to squeeze out the sides of the sandwich.

Tip: To speed up the frying process, cover the pan for a few  minutes, this will help melt the cheese a bit faster.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato in a skillet

What to Serve with Grilled Cheese

Everyone knows it’s a tradition for a grilled cheese sandwich to be paired with creamy tomato soup, of course! It’s a perfect combination of crunchy and creamy, great for a busy weekday or rainy day!

Another great complement to a tomato grilled cheese sandwich is a crispy tossed salad topped with a bright and tangy vinaigrette and some croutons!

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stack of Grilled Cheese and Tomato sandwiches cut open

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Review Recipe

Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Holly Nilsson
This grilled cheese sandwich is perfectly paired with sliced tomato for a crunchy and fresh sandwich!
Print Recipe


  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese sliced
  • 2 ounces gruyere cheese or mozzarella, grated
  • pinch of dried basil


  • Slice tomato ¼” thick and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place on paper towels and let drain 10 minutes.
  • Spread mayonnaise over the outside of each slice of bread.
  • Place 1 slice of cheddar on each slice of bread. Add tomato slices and basil. Top with gruyere and remaining slice of bread.
  • Preheat a small skillet over low heat. Place mayonnaise side down in the skillet.
  • Grill until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Flip and grill the other side until golden.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 731, Carbohydrates: 76g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 1039mg, Potassium: 430mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1375IU, Vitamin C: 12.5mg, Calcium: 556mg, Iron: 5.1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Grilled Cheese with Tomato Sandwiches

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