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Starbucks Grilled Cheese {Copycat Recipe}

Are you obsessed with the grilled cheese sandwich at Starbucks? It's made with a blend of white cheddar, mozzarella, and garlic parmesan butter and is so easy to recreate at home with this Starbucks Grilled Cheese copycat recipe!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Cheese Recipes, Starbucks Copycat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 2 grilled cheeses
Author: Sues


  • 1 ½ Tbsp salted or unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
  • tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch salt, if butter is unsalted
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 oz sliced white cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz sliced mozzarella cheese


  • In a small bowl, mix together softened butter, parmesan, garlic powder, and salt (if using unsalted butter) until combined.
  • Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Spread butter mixture onto one side of all four slices of bread. Top the non-buttered sides of two of the bread slices with cheese. Press remaining bread slices, butter-side up, on top.
  • Transfer sandwiches to griddle or skillet and cook until golden on bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook until sandwiches are golden on second side and cheese is melted.
  • Slice and serve.

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