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Grilled Cheese Donut

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

Recently, I was lucky enough to travel with my husband to Kentucky on a work trip. We saw the sights and ate all of the food. It was glorious.

One of my favorite places had to be Tom + Chee. They have a menu filled with mouth watering grilled cheese sandwiches. The BBQ bacon and pesto turkey were insanely delicious. I was so full and almost passed on their signature grilled cheese donut, but was talked into it by my husband.

HOLY. CRAP.

It sounds weird. You almost don’t want to bite into it… But the gooey cheese seeps out of the side and the glazed donut is grilled to perfection. It calls for you to dive face first in.

And I did.

Honestly, I didn’t even share with my husband. He had to order a second.

I don’t even feel bad.

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.

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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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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