{CLOSED} Giveaway – Panini Press & Grilled Cheese Kit

Update: This giveaway has now closed! Winner is…Jessie C!

You know what.

There are just some days when all I want for lunch is that.

An ooey, gooey, melt in your mouth stacked grilled cheese sandwich.


Yes. Stacked.

While my mom wasn’t the greatest in the kitchen, she knew how to make a mean, mean grilled cheese. She didn’t hold anything back when buttering the bread…on both sides. And she always made each sandwich with two slices of cheese.

(Double the taste!)

(Double the gooey melty goodness!)

(Double the calcium!)

I have vivid memories of learning how to make grilled cheese on my own for the first time. It was probably the first food I learned to cook for myself, and I made it just like my mom! And don’t tell her, but sometimes I snuck a third slice into the sandwich. Mmm.

These days KRAFT Singles are made with real milk and no artificial flavors. And they are still conveniently wrapped individually to preserve freshness and to help make portable for an easy snack on the go, or when traveling!  For more great recipes and serving ideas, visit www.kraftcheese.com/singles.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, don’t forget you can use heart cookie cutters on your grilled cheese. It’s the perfect way to show a little extra love this Valentine’s Day…without having to spend any extra time, money or creative energy!

Now for this weekend’s giveaway! A “grilled cheese kit” that includes…

  • Panini press
  • Spatula
  • Cookie cutters
  • Kraft Singles coupons

All you need for making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich with America’s favorite American cheese!

Contest Details

1. Contest ends Monday, February 13th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

  • Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing your favorite way to make grilled cheese!
  • Entry #2: Tweet the following: Enter to win a Panini Press & Grilled Cheese Kit from @5dollardinners! http://bit.ly/grilledcheez  
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  • BONUS ENTRY: Put Your Love on the Map – Share your favorite thing about Kraft singles over on the KRAFT Singles Facebook Map. (Each person is entered into a sweepstakes to win a grocery card worth up to $500!)
  • Please leave separate comments for each entry.

2. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by $5 Dinners. I am one of several bloggers selected by Kraft Foods to participate in the KRAFT Singles “Put Your Love on the Map” program. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments.


  1. Lori M says

    We like to add some sweet vadalia onions to our grilled cheese sandwiches. Of course you can’t take the sandwich out of the pan until the cheese has reached the perfect—“almost dripping” stage :)

  2. Shelley says

    Grilled cheese? Try this !

    Some Jarlsburg or Gruyere then add some artichokes and mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoe !

    Another really good combination… piles of Monterey Jack and some green chilies or jalepenos !

  3. bethd says

    The best one my family loves is with a Kraft American Single, Muenster slice, and some Colby Jack with mayo on the inside and buttered outside! Yummy!

  4. Jennifer says

    I have actually never made grilled cheese without a regular old pan, butter, and cheese of whatever variety I have around. But then, I’ve never had a panini press 😛

  5. Tawny says

    I spread raw horseradish on 2 slices of whole-wheat bread, top 1 slice with 1 slice of cheddar cheese, topped with 3 rings of purple onions, and then 1 slice of gouda cheese, followed by the top slice of wholewheat bread. Put it in the sandwich maker until lightly browned.

  6. Cheryl M says

    My friend had a recipe using a mustard, raspberry & butter spread using muenster or provolone as the cheese & a slice of ham. it was delish! I have not been able to recreate it yet, come close.
    I also like using rye bread with a slice each of muenster and american.

  7. Lauren says

    I make grilled cheese by spraying nonstick spray on the outside pieces of the bread. I put a slice and a half of cheese inside. Then I make 4 of these and put them inside my preheated 4-slot waffle maker. It gets them done in no time!

  8. Stephanie Viars says

    My favorite way to make a grilled cheese is to take a lotta butter and spread it on the outside of the bread and get to cheese slices make sure the cheese goes all the way to the edges and then put on the griddle and cook it until golden brown. Oh its very good the cheese oozes out!

  9. Beth in OH says

    My favorite way to make a grilled cheese sandwich is under the broiler. Two slices sourdough, slices of sharp cheddar, salt & pepper. Perfection with a bowl of creamy tomato soup!

  10. Allison says

    I’m happy with just one slice of cheese on two slices of buttered bread–I’m a traditionalist that way :)

  11. PamO says

    I take 2 slices of sourdough (fresh cut from loaf) and butter outside. Shred extra sharp cheddar (melts faster and more evenly). Put together and grill in hot pan. It is wonderful served with tomato-basil soup. Or put sliced tomatoes and fresh chopped basil in the sandwich before grilling and it mixes with the melted cheese. Comfort food!

  12. Shay Cavagnaro says

    We like to make grilled cheese on sourdough bread with mixed shredded cheese and slices of tomato. YUMMY !!!! Also very delicious if you spread a little pesto on the inside of the bread.

  13. Rita says

    My fav is loaded with cheese, any cheese and a mix is best. Hubby dips his in a blend of spicy brown mustard and ketchup.

  14. says

    I love getting creative with my grilled cheeses! I once saw a show on Food Network where they had three spinners: one with kinds of bread, one with kinds of cheese, and the last with kinds of jelly. They challenged people on the street to spin all three to creative a unique grilled cheese sandwich and the results were that every combo rocked! Since then, my favorite grilled cheese has been provolone with McCormick Italian Spices on any kind of bread with strawberry jelly. SO, SO GOOD!