September 3, 2021
A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.
Sandwiches are a classic lunch staple, and there are so many ideas outside of the classic ham and cheese. I have several recipes on this site like the Hummus Veggie Club as well as a Homemade PB & J Uncrustable recipe to help you change up the lunchtime favorite.
However, the most requested sandwich in our house is- grilled cheese! Are you surprised??
All you need are three simple ingredients: butter, bread, and cheese to create a gooey melted, delicious meal.
But this recipe is a little different because that crispy sandwich gets sliced into dippers that you can pair with tomato soup like this Slow Cooker Veggie & Tomato Soup. It’s an easy recipe to introduce veggies to your kids because everything is pureéd into a smooth and savory soup. Unless you tell them, no one would ever know there are veggies in it!
You can even make it ahead of time and have it ready to warm up in the morning and pack with these grilled cheese dippers.
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How to Make Grilled Cheese Dippers
The recipe is simple, just follow the steps below:
- Make a cheese sandwich
Assemble the sandwich and butter both sides.
Grill the sandwiches in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, for 2 to 3 minutes per side until the cheese melts and the bread is toasted.
Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and allow them to cool down for 5 minutes before slicing vertically into strips.
These are similar to homemade grilled cheese uncrustables, and you can also make it with grain-free bread and swap the Cheddar cheese for your favorite selection.
Packing Grilled Cheese Dippers for Lunch
If you want to pack these grilled cheese dippers or any grilled sandwich in a lunchbox, check out the video below to see how they’re made and how I make sure the bread stays crispy in a lunchbox.
Don’t forget about that tomato soup, it makes these dippers even better! Pack it piping hot in a thermos container, and by the time lunch rolls around, it will be the perfect temperature for dunking.
I hope your kids love these delicious grilled cheese dippers!
Grilled Cheese Dippers
- 2 slices of whole-grain bread
- 1 – 2 slices Cheddar cheese
- Butter, for grilling
- 1 serving of Tomato Soup
- Lightly grease a medium non-stick with cooking spray. Grill the sandwiches over medium heat, for 2 to 3 minutes per side until the cheese melts and the bread is toasted.
- Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and allow them to cool down for 5 minutes before slicing vertically into strips, about 3 or 4.
- Serve immediately with soup, if desired.
- Nutritional information is calculated without soup and using one slice of cheese.