From the Kitchen

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

My Pinterest feed has been filled with all kinds of foods you can make in a waffle iron – from hash browns to cookies to French toast. We decided to try some creative waffle iron cooking with one of my girls’ favorite lunches – Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese sandwiches. They were a hit and so simple!

Kids in the Kitchen: Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

  • bread (we used whole wheat)
  • slices of your favorite cheese
  • butter
  • waffle iron

Method:

We kept our grilled cheese sandwiches classic-style, with just some slices of organic American cheese. Use your favorite cheese, plus any other add-ins you like. Sliced turkey or ham, thinly-sliced tomato, or even a slather of pesto would be delicious!

Slice off the crusts, if you like, and butter one side of each slice of bread.

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Making grilled cheese waffles

Assemble sandwiches on a preheated waffle iron, just like you would make one in a pan – bread with butter-side down, cheese in the middle, and bread with butter-side up.

Waffle iron grilled cheese sandwich

Close the waffle iron lid. Ours wouldn’t close all the way at first, but we gently pressed it down a few times as the sandwich cooked. Check your sandwich periodically – our grilled cheese took about 3 minutes on medium heat. When the bread is golden brown, your waffle grilled cheese is finished!

Simple waffle grilled cheese

Carefully remove with fork or tongs and enjoy! My girls were seriously impressed by this simple variation on a grilled cheese. What a fun lunch or after-school snack that kids can make themselves with a little supervision.

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese
Ingredients
  • bread we used whole wheat
  • slices of your favorite cheese
  • butter
  • waffle iron
Instructions
  1. We kept our grilled cheese sandwiches classic-style, with just some slices of organic American cheese. Use your favorite cheese, plus any other add-ins you like. Sliced turkey or ham, thinly-sliced tomato, or even a slather of pesto would be delicious!
  2. Slice off the crusts, if you like, and butter one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Assemble sandwiches on a preheated waffle iron, just like you would make one in a pan - bread with butter-side down, cheese in the middle, and bread with butter-side up.
  4. Close the waffle iron lid. Ours wouldn't close all the way at first, but we gently pressed it down a few times as the sandwich cooked. Check your sandwich periodically - our grilled cheese took about 3 minutes on medium heat. When the bread is golden brown, your waffle grilled cheese is finished!
  5. Carefully remove with fork or tongs and enjoy!

Waffle iron grilled cheese sandwich for kids

Have you cooked anything besides waffles in your waffle iron? We’re excited to try some more waffle iron recipes!

3 comments

  1. We mixed up a Funfetti cake mix and made waffles. Also used a brownie mix. My kids loved it! But, really, what’s not to love? :)

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