Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Recipe

Published on October 15th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Side view of a waffle iron grilled cheese cut in half on a plate

There's no need to pull out your skillet to make a grilled cheese sandwich. You can make a grilled cheese sandwich in your waffle iron, so there's no need to carefully watch your grilled cheese to ensure it does not burn. To make this waffle iron grilled cheese, we buttered slices of gluten-free bread, then added ham and cheese before cooking the grilled cheese sandwich for 2 minutes until golden brown. This Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese makes enough for 2, be sure to share it with a friend or family member over a bowl of tomato soup. 

 

Can you use a waffle iron as a sandwich press?

Yes, you can use your waffle iron as a sandwich press. Just be sure to oil or butter the waffle iron or the bread so it does not stick. 

 

Can I Melt cheese in a waffle maker?

Yes, you can melt cheese in a waffle iron. Preheat your iron and place 1-2 slices of cheese onto the waffle iron. Close the lid and press down. Check the cheese every 30 seconds to a minute. Once the cheese melts and is golden brown, could you remove it from your waffle iron? 

 

Can grilled cheese be made in a toaster?

Technically, you can make grilled cheese in a toaster. However, it is a messy process. The trick is to use one slice of cheese per bread. Once you've assembled your grilled cheese, turn the toaster on its side before placing the sandwich into the toaster. Once the grilled cheese is cooked, inspect the toaster to see if it needs to be deep cleaned. 

 

Can I grill on a waffle iron?

If you can use your waffle iron to make a grilled cheese sandwich, you can examine it on a waffle iron. In addition, you can grill burgers, chicken, and even steak on a waffle iron. 

 

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Serves
2 persons

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, room temperature

     

  • 4 slices of Gluten-Free Bread

     

  • 2 slices Cheddar Cheese   

     

  • 2 slices Ham 

     

  • 2 slices Gruyère Cheese

Instructions

Preheat the waffle iron. 

Pre-heating the waffle maker

Slather each slice of bread on one side with 1/2 tablespoon of butter. 

 

Buttered the bread

Put 2 slices of bread onto your waffle iron. 

 

Prepare 2 slices of bread in the machine

Add one slice of cheddar cheese to the bread. Top with one piece of ham and one slice of Gruyère cheese.

Putting bread on top of prepared bread.

Set another slice of bread on the cheese, buttered side up. 

 

Putting another bread on top

Close the waffle iron, but do not press it down, or the cheese will ooze out of the sandwich.  Let the sandwich cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. 

Grilling the bread inside the waffle iron

Remove the grilled cheese from the waffle iron and place it on a plate. Repeat steps 3-6 to make the second grilled cheese sandwich. 

Serving the grilled Cheese
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon