Waffle Grilled Cheese
Putting a fun spin on an already favourite food is a great way to get the kids in the kitchen, and recently I did exactly that when I asked my 10-year-old to make grilled cheese sandwiches in our waffle maker.
The genius of using the waffle iron to cook a grilled cheese is that the stove top isn’t required, making it safer for smaller children to start working in the kitchen. The sandwich is cooked evenly on both sides, not only saving you time, but also the hassle of flipping the bread over — not always an easy task for small hands.
I’m not going to lie, I was completely charmed by these sammies myself, mostly thanks to the perfectly golden and crispy bread filled with oozy melted cheese. Served alongside a bowl of soup, it just might be possible to get the kids to make your dinner tonight.
Waffle Grilled Cheese Recipe:
- 4 slices multi-grain, whole-wheat, or raisin bread
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup grated cheddar, mozzarella, Monterrey Jack or goat cheese
Prep and Cook
- Butter all four pieces of bread. Flip two pieces over and top each piece with half the cheese
Place the remaining pieces of bread on the cheese, butter-side-up
- When the waffle maker is hot, set the sandwiches on the iron and close it
Cook until the ready light goes on, or until the bread is golden brown and crispy
- Remove the sandwiches with tongs and allow to cool before eating