The waffle iron is a wonderful thing. For so many years we thought it was just for breakfast, but now you can make dinner in it too! Did you know you can make a grilled cheese sandwich in a waffle iron? Once you start, you won’t stop. Use Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits to make the waffles and it’ll be the easiest dinner you make all week. And, well, if you add bacon to a grilled cheese, everyone will be happy. Add avocado and you’re guaranteed some tears of joy.
The versatility of grilled cheese is perfect for busy families. You can make dinner to order in just a few minutes, and even your picky eaters will be excited. Plus, making it in a waffle iron is just fun.
These waffle iron grilled cheeses can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. The trick is to get everything ready before you start. Preheat your waffle iron and gather your ingredients.
For these waffles we used bacon, pepper jack cheese and avocado for a southwestern flair. But you can let your imagination run wild when you’re deciding on what to put in yours. Try experimenting with other flavors: ham, turkey or roast beef. Use an assortment of cheeses, like cheddar, Swiss or provolone. Instead of avocado, try mustard or pesto, or even sundried tomatoes. The sky’s the limit for grilled cheese flavors.
A can of biscuits has eight large rounds, so you’ll want to slice them in half horizontally to make the two halves of your sandwich.
Top one half of a biscuit with a cooked bacon slice, torn in two, and some cheese.
Then top with avocado. Place the other half of the biscuit on top and press the edges lightly to seal.
Place the sandwich in the waffle maker and close the lid. Press down for a second to seal the inside, then let the grilled cheese cook for about one minute, until it’s golden. It can take up to a minute and a half, depending on how hot your waffle iron is.
Repeat to finish the rest of your sandwiches. You can make up to two at a time, depending on the size of your waffle iron. Let them cool slightly before serving.
If you have leftover sandwiches, you can freeze them for future dinners or a quick lunchbox meal. Let them cool completely, then place in a plastic bag or container. Place paper towels between any layers of sandwiches, then seal and freeze. You can reheat them in the toaster or microwave. I love to put a frozen sandwich in my daughter’s lunchbox the night before school, then by lunch the next day it’s unfrozen and ready to eat!
What will you put in your grilled cheese waffles?
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