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Tom + Chee Inspired Grilled Cheese

August 5, 2013

Any Man vs. Food fans out there? I saw an episode once about a sandwich shop filled with grilled cheese sandwich’s. Like, amazingly outrageous and awesome sandwiches! Each one piled with different toppings that looked so delicious. I wanted to reach right through the TV and help myself to one of those tasty  concoctions!

Imagine my surprise when my hubby told me that they actually have a Tom + Chee’s in Louisville, and HE was going to take us there when we visited!! Do I have the best husband of all time or what?!? The day after we flew in we hurried over and got a few of their crazy creations to test out! Of course on of the first things we had to try was the Grilled Cheese Donut. Who WOULDN’T want to find out what the hype was about?!

grilled cheese donut

Grilled Cheese Donut

  • Cheese (cheddar, gruyere, or whatever type you want to use)
  • Donuts
  • Butter
  1. Place a skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Use a bread knife to cut your donut in half, creating two slices. Flip them inside out and lay them sliced side up on a plate.
  3. Spread both pieces with softened butter.
  4. Time to build your sandwich. Place one slice of donut, butter side down, on your hot pan. Layer cheese and the remaining donut piece.
  5. Cook one minute on each side, or until browned and cheese is melted.


grilled cheese donut tom and chee

This was different for sure. At first I thought I hated it. But my husband talked me into trying just one more bite. I couldn’t help but eat the entire thing. It was so weird that it was almost good. Something about the saltiness of the cheese mixed with the sweet donut pairs well. In an off way.

grilled cheese donut recipe

Worth making again? Probably. It’s one of those things you find yourself craving at one in the morning when you need something to satisfy that sweet tooth. It’s so simple to whip up and tastes amazing with a nice sharp cheddar or gruyere!

grilled cheese donut sandwich

Chances are good you’ll be seeing a few more sandwich recreations on the site. Their menu was so big, and we only visited twice. Which means there are about a million other things on the menu I didn’t get to try and want to! If you want to see some more donut inspired dishes… check out my friend Kaylynn’s blog Among the Young! She did an entire week of Krispy Kreme recipes!

What are your favorite odd food combinations?


Comments (22)

  • Yvonne Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Wow – this is so crazy! I NEVER would have guessed this was a donut. I have never heard of Tom + Chee, but it sounds like something I’d love to try 🙂

    • vickie mertz Reply

      August 8, 2013 at 8:29 am SHOULD try T & C…the menu board is fantastic and the choice will NOT be ez !

  • Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Oh wow…I kind of wish I hadn’t seen that! Everything in moderation, right? Now where can I get a donut, like, right NOW?

  • summerscraps Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I love salty and sweet together so I may have to give this one a try – yum!

  • Ashley Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I was not brave enough to try the grilled cheese donut while I was there, but the sandwiches we did try were absolutely delicious!

    • Jesseca Reply

      August 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      I wasn’t brave enough either. My husband INSISTED. :0)

  • Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I have heard of burgers on donuts, so this might be fun to try as well!

  • Kaylynn Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 9:09 am

    YES! Can’t wait! So remind me – what was your fav cheese combo on these delicious donuts? And thanks for the link back!! Love your face!

    • Jesseca Reply

      August 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      I loved Gruyere. Gives it a salty sweet taste. Or sharp cheddar.

  • Lori @Lori's Culinary Creations Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I’m not a donut fan, but hubby sure is. AND he loves grilled cheese. I may have to make this tasty treat for him!

  • marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I think I’ll have to try it out of pure curiosity! I’ve thought about doing this before but I’m such a dork would have never thought to flip the donut haha

    • Jesseca Reply

      August 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      I actually only figured that one out the hard way. I didn’t flip the first one and it was a sticky mess!

  • Debra Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I want to try this just to see! Looks delicious!

  • Lisa @ Charlie The Cavalier Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Wow! This is not on my diet. But if I ever have some doughnuts and cheese around I will need to try this!

  • Ashlee Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    you’ll have to make it for me, I’m a bit nervous about this…

    • Ashlee Reply

      August 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      but I love donuts AND cheese…. GAH I can’t stop thinking about it now!…

  • Kathleen Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This is quite the odd combination. However, I said that about chocolate covered potato chips and those things are amazing. I might have to give this a try.

  • Holly Waterfall Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Wow!! How cool and interesting is that? I never would have thought to use donuts as a “bread”. Very cool. Speaking of a grilled cheese shop, have you tried Melty Way in Salt Lake City? Lots of yummy melty cheesy sammies! Love it.

  • Karina Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Jess!! This looks delicious :)!! wow cheese and donuts? yumm I might have to make this for my donuts loving husband! PS: Amazing photography as always!

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