Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes For a Savory Breakfast

Make your morings a little more delicious with these savory recipes

 Grilled cheese doesn't have to be reserved for lunch or dinner. This tasty list is here to prove that breakfast grilled cheese sandwich are a fun and delicious way to start the day. 

  • 01 of 08
    Donut Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Maple Glaze
    Donut Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Maple Glaze. Grilled Cheese Social

    I have to admit that I never planned this recipe out... I basically woke up, realized it was National Donut Day via instagram, sprinted to Dunkin Donuts to claim my free donut, went back to my place of work, and made this recipe all spur-of-the-moment like. To be honest though, this sort of delicacy is pretty perfect for any occasion! The combination of the light and airy donut against the sweet maple glaze, the smokey bacon and the buttery muenster cheese make this sandwich totally...MORE irresistible. Don't take my word though - follow the recipe below and try it yourself! 

  • 02 of 08
    Bagel grilled cheese with heirloom cherry tomatoes and fresh thyme. Grilled Cheese Social

    You probably don't think about using a bagel as bread for a grilled cheese sandwich - but it's totally possible! Just hollow out the exterior of the bagel and you've got yourself a grilled cheese vessel that's totally innovative and completely delicious.

    And once you pair that bagel with a smear of tangy cream cheese, some sweet heirloom cherry tomatoes and a few fragrant leaves of fresh thyme, and then grill it with some salted butter - you can create a breakfast grilled cheese...MORE that is truly like non other. 

  • 03 of 08
    Arugula Pesto Grilled Cheese with Scrambled Eggs and Goat Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    Arugula pesto is the star of this savory breakfast grilled cheese and not only is it a super flavorful and bright spread, but it's also super easy to make!

    When paired with creamy scrambled eggs, some tangy goat cheese and two slices of crispy buttered whole wheat bread - this sandwich will instantly become a household favorite. And best of all, it only takes a few minutes to make and when wrapped tightly in tinfoil, it becomes the perfect sandwich for mornings on the go! 



  • 04 of 08
    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese with Hot Sauce and Honey
    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese with Hot Sauce and Honey. Grilled Cheese Social

    When we think of popular modern soul food breakfasts, chicken and waffles is probably one of the first menu items to comes to mind. This isn't suprising since it's basically the best combination that's ever existed... but when you pair this modern American classic with another classic - the grilled cheese sandwich - then you've got a combo that can't lose. 

    Featuring crispy fried chicken, gooey melted cheese, and hot sauce and honey grilled between two buttery waffles, this...MORE sandwich will change your world. Guaranteed.   

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  • 05 of 08
    Avocado and Soft-Boiled Egg grilled Cheese with Sriracha. Grilled Cheese Social

    Since breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day - why not make one dish that has everything you need to get your day started?

    This savory breakfast grilled cheese pairs nutty gouda with creamy avocado, a perfectly cooked medium boiled egg, and some spicy sriracha all grilled between two buttery slices of wholegrain bread. And best of all - this breakfast sandwich is perfect to eat on the run! 

  • 06 of 08
    Loaded breakfast grilled cheese with Taylor Pork Roll, tater tots, and colby and swiss cheese on a crumpet. Grilled Cheese Social

    The Taylor Pork Roll is known as a classic New Jersey breakfast staple that sort of resembles Canadian Bacon. Comprised of ham, this product comes fully cooked, but when pan-fried the porky richness is amplified. And when covered in melted cheese - well as you could imagine, it gets even better. 

    This loaded breakfast grilled cheese features a buttery toasted crumpet, a few rich slices of Taylor Pork Roll, a couple of crunchy tater tots, and a few slices of gooey colby jack and nutty swiss. This...MORE carb-loaded sandwich is not for the timid eater and doesn't only have to be reserved for breakfast time. But pair this sandwich with some ketchup or hot sauce, and you've got a winner that's sure please.


  • 07 of 08
    Grilled Cheese with Smoked Polish Oscypek Cheese + Strawberry Jam
    Grilled Cheese with Smoked Polish Oscypek Cheese + Strawberry Jam. Grilled Cheese Social

    What you have here is one of the finest Polish grilled cheese ideas of all time.  This chee is unlikely to have ever been attempted on American soil, so this is groundbreaking stuff right here.

    This particular cheese is called Oscypek (pronounced: Ozlsg@qyhdypekek).  It’s a delicious smoked cheese made of salted sheep’s milk from the Tatra Mountains region of Poland.  I plagiarized that straight out of Wikipedia... sorry, not sorry.   Please feel free to explore more fascinating deets here...MORE I discovered this seductive brine-soaked, 14-day-smoked bundle of goodness last year when I visited Kraków, Poland.  Yeah, that’s right.  I do things like GO to Kraków

    This sandwich has been known to make hardened men cry.  It’s warmed up on a grill and then drizzled with some hot strawberry jelly.  It tastes as if the sheep that birthed this smoky-salty treat was milked by the gloved hands of an angel.  A real one, straight outta the cheesiest heaven. 

  • 08 of 08
    Grilled Cheese with Butternut Squash and Bacon
    Grilled Cheese with Butternut Squash and Bacon. Grilled Cheese Social

    Sauteed butternut squash, crispy bacon, and melted gouda come together between two buttery toasted slices of lard bread to create a sweet and savory sandwich that highlights the beautiful flavors of fall. The bread this this sandwich calls for is made with lard, so the fat content is much higher than regular store-bought bread. 

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All of these sandwiches travel really well, too - just keep them tightly wrapped in tinfoil and they'll stay warm for up to an hour!