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Grilled Cheese Donut Recipe

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This Tom and Chee inspired recipe makes the most amazing sweet and savory grilled cheese donut! Cheddar cheese is slowly melted between a buttered glazed donut for a fun sandwich recipe. 

Grilled Cheese Donut Recipe

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy- This recipe is SO simple and one of our favorites!
  • Sweet and Savory- The mix of the sweet donut with the cheddar makes this an irresistible combination.
  • Perfect Copycat Recipe- Inspired by the sandwiches at Tom and Chee!

This recipe is exactly what you think it is. It is a grilled cheese sandwich using a glazed donut as bread. There is no doubt in my mind that you will fall in LOVE with this flavor combo.

If you have never been lucky enough to visit a Tom+Chee, you are missing out on the most creative sandwiches and melts. They have a menu that surpasses none. With their crown jewel being a sandwich very much like this. It is like nothing you have ever tried and takes less than 10 minutes to make!

How to make a grilled cheese donut

What You Need:

The list of ingredients for this tom and chee grilled cheese donut is short, I’m talking only 3. Which means there is zero reason not to try this out! Leftover donuts, if that’s really a thing, are perfect for this salty sweet treat!

  • Donuts
  • Butter
  • Cheese

The crispy outside you get from grilling the donut in butter and the saltiness from the cheese is a match made in heaven. You get a crunchy outside with a soft center that hits the right taste buds. You never knew how bad you needed this treat in your life until you tried it yourself!

What is a grilled cheese donut?

Honestly, this dessert recipe is exactly what it sounds like… A grilled cheese made with a donut.

The bread you would typically see in the classic grilled cheese recipe is replaced with a fresh glazed donut. The donut is sliced, spread with butter, and grilled with cheddar cheese sandwiched between.

Step By Step Instructions:

  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. 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.

Why this flavor combination works:

If you ever find yourself ordering a grilled cheese donut tom and chee, you will probably wonder at some point how this is going to work. Good news is that these flavors were made for eachother.

The sweet glaze from the donut melts with the butter on the pan giving you the most incredibly crisp outside. The cheese slow melts on the center adding just the perfect salt. When you take that first bite your brain will explode with happiness.

Still not convinced? Think of it this way…. When you build, or eat, from a cheese board… There are a handful of different cheeses AND sweet fruits. Same concept but taken to an entirley new level with the donut.

Recipe Tips and FAQs:

  • Get creative! Try different donuts and different cheese combinations! Don’t limit yourself to cheddar and glazed.
  • This recipe is an excellent way to use up stale donuts. You’d never even know they are an hour or two outside of their prime.

What donuts make the best grilled cheese?

You can try any yeast based donut. However, I suggest staying away from cake donuts. They tend to be crumbly and do not slice well. Classic glazed donuts do the best and pair with the cheddar cheese amazingly.

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Grilled Cheese Donut

Grilled Cheese Donut

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Tom and Chee inspired recipe makes the most amazing sweet and savory grilled cheese donut! Cheddar cheese is slowly melted between a buttered glazed donut for a fun sandwich recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 3 glazed donuts
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 3-6 slices cheddar cheese

Instructions

  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. 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.

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This Tom and Chee inspired recipe makes the most amazing sweet and savory grilled cheese donut! Cheddar cheese is slowly melted between a buttered glazed donut for a fun sandwich recipe. 

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Karina

Monday 5th of August 2013

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!

Holly Waterfall

Monday 5th of August 2013

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.

Kathleen

Monday 5th of August 2013

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.

Ashlee

Monday 5th of August 2013

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

Ashlee

Monday 5th of August 2013

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

Lisa @ Charlie The Cavalier

Monday 5th of August 2013

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

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