Who says grilled cheese sandwiches are only for lunch or dinner? This 3-Cheese Breakfast Grilled Cheese will give you a good reason to hop out of bed on a cold, winter morning!
On a cold, blustery winter day, I consider a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich to be about as close to perfection as possible. I’d guess that Laura and I ate tomato soup + grilled cheese sandwiches at least 2x per week during that first winter that we lived here in upstate New York. (Laura’s secret is to sprinkle a bit of Italian seasonings and salt on the buttered bread before putting it in the skillet. It’s amazing. Trust me!)
Over the years, my grilled cheese sandwich tastes have evolved. Grilled cheeses can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. As a kid, putting 2 pieces of white bread and a couple slices of American cheese in the toaster oven was how I rolled. That was probably one of the first meals that I mastered! From there, I started playing with different kinds of cheeses to create fun, new twists on a classic.
That eventually led us to one of our favorite meals: the Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese. I happened to have some Texas toast left over from another sandwich recently, and we totally raided the freezer for some smoked brisket. Put those 2 together, and you’ve got our dinner for at least 3 of the last 5 nights. I don’t think I could ever get tired of that one!
But then it hit me. Why are grilled cheese sandwiches only reserved for lunch and dinner? Is it possible to create a breakfast grilled cheese? Trade the smoked brisket for breakfast sausage. Add some scrambled eggs. Add some fun cheeses. Boom. 3-Cheese Breakfast Grilled Cheese. And this is one legit sandwich, folks! We got hammered with a foot+ of snow from the nor’easter last week, but the thought of waking up to melty cheese piled into a sausage and egg sandwich made me a little more willing to get out of bed. Of course, the promise of a strong cup of coffee helped a bit, too!
For this 3-Cheese Breakfast Grilled Cheese, I used a combination of mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheeses because both are great for melting. But I also mixed it up a bit and added some feta, too. Now feta doesn’t melt very well, but that’s ok as the other cheeses help hold the sandwich together. Plus, feta brings a ton of flavor to the finished product here. Oh, and another key to this sandwich? Texas toast. The thick slices of white bread toast up perfectly in the skillet and provide a great base for this sandwich. It’s really tough to beat starting your day off with a warm, melty 3-Cheese Breakfast Grilled Cheese! Enjoy!