8 Non-Waffle Recipes You Make With a Waffle Iron

3. Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

Ingredients for grilled cheese

Ingredients for grilled cheese | Source: iStock

Jennifer Carden’s grilled cheese from The Toddler Café via Williams-Sonoma was meant with kid-friendliness in mind, but any adult who likes a warm cheese-filled sandwich will enjoy it too.


  • 4 slices soft whole-wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 slices cheese (example: cheddar or Monterey jack)

Directions: Place a sheet of aluminum foil underneath a nonstick waffle iron to aid in cleanup, just in case the cheese oozes. Preheat according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Assemble the sandwiches by buttering the outsides of the bread slices and placing the cheese slices on the insides.

When the waffle iron is hot, put the sandwiches in the waffle iron and close it. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the undersides are golden brown and the cheese is oozing. Peek once or twice to make sure they are not getting overcooked. No need to flip these because they will cook evenly on both sides. Remove the sandwiches with tongs or a fork and cool slightly. Makes two sandwiches.

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