If you’re anything like me, I used my waffle iron like once quarter.   Then I came across a list of waffle iron recipes on Pinterest and now we are using it all the time.  One of the ideas was a Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese which is one of my little chef’s favorites so we had to give it a try. Plus, waffle irons recipes are great for little chefs because it cooks both side at the same time so there’s no flipping required.  BAM…Kid Cooking Hack!

Waffle Grilled CheeseGrilled cheese sandwiches are as simple as it gets.  All you need 2 slices of bread, slice of cheese and two teaspoons of butter.

Waffle Grill CheeseLike classic grilled cheese recipes, butter one side of each slice of bread.  We didn’t use a lot… just enough to lightly cover the bread.

Waffle Grill Cheese_4Cover the waffle iron with cooking spray.  Then place buttered sides of the bread on the outside of the sandwich with the cheese in the middle.  The waffle iron was on medium heat.  We used a simple Oster Waffle Iron that worked perfectly.


Waffle Grill CheeseBut please, please, please be sure to only touch the cool parts of the waffle iron because you could burn yourself… like my little chef did.  We quickly ran it under water and gave him an ice pack.  The next time we try this recipe, we may try turning on the heat after we placed the bread and cheese on the waffle iron.


Waffle irons are great for little chefs because there is minimal heat interaction needed.  It’s important to remind your little chef to touch on the cool parts or to use a pot holder.


Waffle Grill Cheese _5Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.  Cheese may ooze on the sides but clean up was easy since we use the non-stick spray. Use a spatula or thongs to remove the sandwich from the waffle iron.  The sandwich will have little waffle marks making it fun to eat.

Waffle Grill Cheese _7 

My little chef was so excited that he could make grilled cheese sandwich without help from Sous Chef Mommy (well except to take care of his boo boo). He was so proud of his lunch!

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese
Yields 1
A classic grilled cheese sandwich with a fun, crispy twist
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  1. 2 slices of bread
  2. 1 slice of your favorite cheese
  3. 2 teaspoons of butter
  1. Spread one slice of bread with butter, only on one side
  2. Place the butter side of the bread on the outside of the sandwich with cheese in the middle.
  3. Place the sandwich in the middle of the waffle iron.
  4. With the waffle iron on medium heat, close the top of the waffle iron and let cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy and the cheese has melted.
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  • katie

    This is such a great idea. I absolutely love your blog. Will definitely be subscribing and sharing!

    • Sous Chef Mommy

      Thank you so much!!!

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Chef Julian has had a love for cooking since the age of 3. Now as the CEO and Head Kid Chef of The Step Stool Chef, he is focused on empowering kids to be leaders in the kitchen. Chef Julian has been featured on the covers of magazines, newspapers as well as made guest appearances on all major TV networks, conferences and food festivals and is known for his fun & easy approach to cooking.

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