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Perfect Starbucks Grilled Cheese (copycat recipe)

4.68 from 28 votes
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, grilled cheese
Servings: 2
Calories: 525kcal


  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese See Note 1
  • 2 slices white cheddar cheese See Note 1


  • In a small bowl, mix together butter and Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread one side of each slice of bread generously with the butter mixture.
  • Layer mozzarella and cheddar cheese slices on the non-buttered side of bread. You may have to tear the slices to get them to fit! Top sandwiches with remaining slices of bread.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium/low. Add sandwiches and brown 1-2 minutes on each side until cheese is melted. Make sure you keep the heat low to medium so the cheese has a chance to melt. Pro Tip: Cover the skillet with a cookie sheet to help the cheese melt faster!
  • Remove grilled cheese from skillet, cut in half and enjoy immediately.


Note 1: Starbucks uses a combination of mozzarella and white cheddar cheese in their grilled cheese. I prefer cheese SLICES because I feel like it yields the most MELTY grilled cheese. But shredded cheese works well, too! I get White American Cheddar cheese at the deli counter at my chain grocery store. Provolone, havarti, fontina and yellow cheddar are also super melty and work great.


Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1.8g | Calcium: 378mg | Iron: 3mg