Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Classic grilled cheese sandwiches are pressed in the waffle iron for extra crispy nooks and crannies!

Holding Up a Waffle Grilled Cheese

Did you know you can do WAY more with your waffle iron than just make waffles?

If you’re a fan of all things crunchy and crispy, there are a ton of recipes that utilize all the nooks, crannies, and crevices off the waffle iron to make extra crispy treats. For sandwiches, a waffle iron is kind of like a panini press on steroids.

Stick of Butter, Sliced Cheddar Cheese, and White Sandwich Bread on Board

Start by spreading one side of a slice of bread with room temperature butter:

Spreading White Bread with Butter

Lay the piece of bread (butter side down) on the waffle iron:

Piece of White Sandwich Bread on Waffle Iron

Then cover the top with your favorite kind of cheese:

Bread Covered in Cheddar Cheese on Waffle Iron

Place another buttered piece of bread on top, and close the waffle iron:

Unpressed Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Waffle Iron

Make sure not to press down and smash the sandwich. The waffle iron will slowly press the sandwich on its own since the lid is heavy:

Grilled Cheese in Waffle Maker

After a few minutes you can check on the crispiness, and cook the sandwich to your liking.

Here you can tell there are plenty of brown spots and the cheese is melted, but usually I like to take my sandwich a little further.

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

You know, until the cheese is oozing out:

Holding Up a Waffle Grilled Cheese

Perfect!

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese in Hand
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Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich

 Classic grilled cheese sandwiches are pressed in the waffle maker for extra crispy nooks and crannies!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword waffle grilled cheese, waffle maker recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 678kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 3 oz cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp salted butter at room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat the waffle iron while you assemble the sandwiches.
  • Spread one slice of bread with butter, only on one side (this is the side that will have direct contact with the waffle iron).
  • Place the cheese slices on top of this slice of bread, then spread the other slice of bread with butter, only on one side.
  • Place the unbuttered side against the cheese, then place this entire sandwich on the waffle iron.
  • Close the top of the waffle iron, but do not press down and smash the sandwich.
  • Let this cook for 3-5 minutes until the bread is brown and crispy and the cheese has melted. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1560IU | Calcium: 743mg | Iron: 2.4mg