Best Grilled Cheese Waffle Sandwich Recipe: This Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich Is Elevated By Your Waffle Maker Sandwiches Lunch Dinner

I think many of us can agree that the grilled cheese sandwich is one of the most delicious sandwiches ever, and the grilled ham and cheese may take a close second. But, to make the best grilled cheese ever, you have to try making it in your waffle iron. Seriously! 

Making a grilled cheese, or a grilled ham and cheese, in your waffle maker is so easy, and it ensures that you get lots of gooey cheese and crunchy bites. It also looks really cool, and the whole family will love it for lunch or even a fun dinner.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: less than 5 minutes
Cook Time: less than 5 minutes
Total Time: less than 10 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 waffle sandwich


  • 2 pieces of your favorite bread
  • 2 slices of your favorite cheese
  • 2 slices of your favorite ham 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Heat up your waffle iron.
  2. Butter both sides of the bread well. 
  3. Assemble the sandwich with your favorite cheese on bottom, then the ham, then another slice of cheese on top.  (You also could use just one slice of cheese and/or ham, it's up to your preference.)
  4. Let it cook in the waffle iron for 3 to 5 minutes or until done. 

My kids like the traditional version with American cheese, but on mine, I prefer to use brie and fig jam, cheddar and mustard, or pesto and mozzarella. Get creative and swap ingredients in or out, depending on your preferences.

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Comments (3)

Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Oh I am in trouble with this great one Chrissy Jones !!!
Meredith Schneider
Oh my! Christine Jones I'm drooling! What a simple delicious idea! ;)
Tiffany Zook
Reminds me of a panini. Iā€™m trying this today! Thanks AM
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