Recipe: French Dip Grilled Cheese

In college I experimented a lot with cooking, and by cooking I mean making different kinds of grilled cheese and oatmeal. One experiment yielded this gem – the french dip grilled cheese.

This sandwich became my go-to lunch and drunk food. It’s easy, it adds to it’s own deliciousness by getting juicy while cooking, and I would even venture to say that it’s healthy.


2 slices whole wheat bread

1-2 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese singles

1 tsp unsalted butter or butter substitute

2-4 slices roast beef deli meat (I recommend Hillshire Farms because that’s all I’ve tried this with)

Optional: Marinara sauce or bruschetta


  1. You know how to make a grilled cheese, right? Do that.
  2. Okay fine. Here’s how. Butter one side of each slice of bread
  3. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, on a pan, on the stove, on medium heat
  4. Place one slice mozzarella cheese on top of bread, then add beef
  5. If desired, add second slice of cheese on top of beef
  6. Place remaining slice of bread, butter side up, on top
  7. Cook until bread has browned and cheese has started to melt
  8. Flip sandwich over
  9. Repeat step 7
  10. Remove from heat & enjoy, possibly with a great red sauce

I don’t have a photo of this specific grilled cheese, but I do have a picture of a grilled cheese. Enjoy this ‘gram of a s’mores grilled cheese I got from a food truck in New York once.

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