Best, Unique Grilled Cheese


The best sandwich I've ever had that is a spin off of a grilled cheese I had at a ski chalet.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
1 sandwich


  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 slices bread

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese

  • 4 slices pickles, or as desired

  • 4 slices tomato


  1. Combine water, vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and sauce is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.

  2. Heat a skillet over low heat.

  3. Spread butter onto 1 side of each bread slice. Spread cream cheese on the opposite side of 1 of the bread slices. Layer Cheddar cheese and pickles on top of the cream cheese layer. Drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons sauce on the other slice of bread on the side opposite the butter; place bread on top of pickle layer, butter-side on the outside, creating a sandwich.

  4. Cook sandwich in the hot skillet until cheese is melted and bread is browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove top bread piece, add tomatoes to middle, and close sandwich.

Cook's Note:

Chile paste can be used in place of the red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

649 Calories
43g Fat
47g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 649
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 26g 131%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 1226mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 532mg 41%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 498mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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