Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


More method than recipe, I heated up my panini maker one night to make a grilled cheese, only to find out that I'd left the waffle plates inside. Instead of changing out the plates, I used them anyway and I loved the outcome. The sandwich gets super crispy but the cheese is still soft and gooey inside the little squares. It's my 'go to' method for grilled cheese now. Serve with spicy pickled veggies on the side!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
17 mins
2 sandwiches


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 4 slices whole-grain bread

  • 2 ounces shredded pepperjack cheese


  1. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Mix mayonnaise and Dijon mustard together in a bowl; spread onto 1 side of each bread slice. Sprinkle pepperjack cheese over mayo-mustard layer of 2 bread slices. Cover cheese layer with a second bread slice, creating 2 whole sandwiches.

  3. Place 1 sandwich in the waffle iron, taking care not to push down all the way. Wait until the bread begins to soften from the heat before starting to gently close the waffle iron, about 2 minutes. Apply more pressure to the top part of the iron, eventually closing it after a total of 3 to 4 minutes. Cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining sandwich.

Cook's Notes:

I use gluten-free bread.

Use primo sale cheese in place of the pepperjack, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
22g Fat
25g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 594mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 121mg 3%

* 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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