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Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese
with spring mix salad

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
We wanted to keep this meal super simple so that you could enjoy the fun of a grilled cheese sandwich that is pressed into a waffle maker! Making a grilled cheese sandwich in a waffle maker gives it lots of texture and a crisp golden brown crust.
Smarts: Don't have a waffle maker or just don't want to pull it out? Cook the grilled cheese in the typical manner - on a skillet or griddle.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese:
  • Cheese, Monterey Jack - 6 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded; sub white cheddar)
  • Bread, sourdough - 8 slices
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
Spring Mix Salad with Cucumbers and Apples:
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Apples, any tart variety - 1, sliced
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, thinly sliced
  • Spring mix - 8 oz (sub any salad greens)

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Prep

  1. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together mustard, vinegar, and lemon juice. Add olive oil while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cheese (if not pre-shredded) - Grate cheese. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Apples / Cucumbers - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat up a waffle iron.
  2. While waffle iron is heating up, prepare sandwiches by lining up bread on a cutting board. Butter bread on one side. Place cheese between two slices of bread, leaving buttered-side out.
  3. Transfer one sandwich to heated waffle iron, pressing down firmly to leave waffle-shaped imprints in the bread. Toast sandwich until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. Continue with all remaining sandwiches.
  4. While sandwiches toast, toss together apples, cucumbers, and greens. Add vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.
  5. Enjoy sandwiches with salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (22)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (1)

Most Helpful

I made the sandwiches on a griddle since I don't own a waffle maker. They were tasty and it was a quick meal to put together. The salad's tartness was a good compliment to the cheesy sandwiches.

By: Geneva
Posted: Oct 18, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

21 reviews

Pathetic recipe. Can't believe I paid a subscription for this.

By: Leisl
Posted: Jan 28, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Kids enjoyed

By: Teresa
Posted: Nov 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was fine. Definitely one of the ones where the benefit is that I didn't have to spend time thinking about what we were having for dinner and just followed the plan rather than one where we had this amazing dining experience.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 10, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Such a great, simple meal! I love when a very easy, fast meal comes up on the menu. Flavors were great together as well (tart salad with savory cheesy sandwich!).

By: Elissa
Posted: Oct 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Thank you for a new twist on a simple meal. No fighting with the kiddoes on this one. This is my new go-to way of making grilled cheese.

By: justen
Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yes, it was yummy, but I signed up for this because grilled cheese is the only thing I already know how to cook...

By: Carl
Posted: Oct 21, 2020
Diet: Original
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