Tomorrow, September 13th, is “National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day,” and it’s a great way to get young people excited about cooking! Involving kids in the planning, preparation, and cooking of meals reinforces basic math (measuring, fractions) and reading skills, teaches responsibility (ensuring you have ingredients on hand before starting and cleaning up afterwards), and can teach them about healthy eating all while fostering family bonding. Maybe they’ll untap a love of cooking they never knew they had!

We have a lot of amazing recipes on our Cooked on Propane blog that kids can make on their own or with a little help from a grown-up. Today we are sharing an “Easy Peasy Grilled Cheese” recipe junior chefs can make on their own (adult supervision and assistance may be required for the littlest chefs in the house). Grilled cheese is fast, simple, and most importantly delicious! We suggest making yours with Cabot Creamery sliced cheeses like Seriously Sharp Cheddar and Pepper Jack cheeses mixed together.

The key to a great grilled cheese is twofold. The first is soft butter. Cold butter will rip the bread, whereas softened spreads smoothly. The second is cheese slices over shredded. Sliced cheese is easier to work with, provides better bread coverage, and all pre-sliced cheese slices are a uniform size and thickness providing even melting.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 Propane Stove


  • 2 slices Bread of choice
  • 2 tbsp Butter softened
  • 2 slices Cheese of choice


  • Preheat a large nonstick frying pan over medium-low heat on a propane stove.
  • Generously butter one side of each slice of bread. Add a little butter to the frying pan to melt.
  • Place bread butter-side down in the frying pan. Add one slice of cheese to the top of each slice.
  • Cook until butter side is lightly browned, and cheese has begun to melt.
  • Place one slice of bread on top of the other so the two slices of cheese meet.
  • Remove from heat and cut in half, serve.