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Grilled Cheese Waffles

September is back-to-school time. Therefore, I thought I would create an easy after school snack. Did you know you can make grilled cheese sandwiches in your waffle iron? It comes out like a panini. I pair my grilled cheese waffles with a cold gazpacho soup instead of the typical tomato soup, because in southern California, September is still a very warm month and I felt a cold soup would be more refreshing.

Grilled Cheese Waffles paired with Gazpacho

You can be creative with this recipe idea. You can use any bread of choice, any cheese of choice (either sliced or shredded), and you can add in other items.  I created a table with ideas for you.  Have fun with this idea.


Bread Cheese Add-ins (optional)
Sourdough/French baguette Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella, Swiss Thin sliced ham or turkey
Sourdough/French baguette Blue Cheese Sliced strawberries
Sourdough/French baguette Blue Cheese Sliced figs and honey
Whole Wheat Monterey Jack Thin sliced ham or turkey
English muffin Cheddar Hard-boiled egg slices
Sourdough/French Gruyere Crab salad
Sourdough/French Swiss Tuna salad
Whole Wheat Havarti Chicken Salad
Whole Wheat Monterey Jack Sliced pickled jalapeno
Whole Wheat Provolone Pesto, sliced dried tomatoes or cooked mushrooms
Whole Wheat Pepper Jack Avocado mixed with a little lime or lemon juice

To cook: Warm up your waffle iron. Choose your bread, cheese and optional items, layer the cheese between the bread slices (and optional items if using), place on waffle iron and close. No need for cooking spray, heat a few minutes, until the cheese is melted, and bread is toasted.

Serve:  I served this waffle with a cold gazpacho soup, or you might want to try my cold watermelon soup, which is very refreshing.

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