If I need to make an entire loaf of bread worth of grilled cheese sandwiches, I may as well get out my cast iron griddle and knock them out. But for the days my boys are in and out of the house and lunchtime doesn’t sync up for the entire family, using the waffle iron for grilled cheese is a pretty fun trick!
To catch you up on the collection of Waffle Iron recipes and ideas, I invite you to check out these links in all their waffle iron glory:
- Waffle Omelets
- Egg and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles
- Muffin Waffles
- Strawberry Shortcake Waffles
- Cookie and Brownie Waffles
- Actual Waffles
Many have asked which waffle iron I recommend. I have this one. It’s nothing fancy, but it does the trick.
Also, a friend of mine gave me this one when she moved, and it is fantastic for making grilled cheese sandwiches. It perfectly fits two sandwiches at once, which is great for my family!
For days the entire family is home, I get both waffle irons fired up at the same time and crank out circles and squares as fast as I can. Phew, my family can eat.
And speaking of how my family can eat…we do all love our meat around here. Adding a couple thin slices of ham or turkey to our grilled cheese sandwiches makes these even better!
A note about cheese: For the love of real food and a sandwich that actually tastes good…use actual cheese. Skip the Velveeta. Turn your back on “American Cheese Slices.” In the cheese section at your grocery store, you will find several varieties of sliced cheese that are perfect for these sandwiches. Colby jack is our absolute favorite, but you can usually find cheddar, sharp cheddar, swiss, or others.
How to Make Grilled Cheese in the Waffle Iron
- Sliced cheese (we love sliced Colby jack!)
- Softened butter
- Thinly sliced ham or turkey (optional)
- Build each sandwich according to your preference.
- Spread a generous layer of butter on each side.
- Place buttered sandwich in a heated waffle iron.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until sandwich is golden brown.
Sometimes we make these sandwiches for a quick evening meal when we’re on the run. Serve them with cold fruits and veggies and you’ve got one of the simplest, tastiest meals there is!