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Grilled Cheese Sandwich On A Stick

Everyone’s favorite grilled cheese but made fun for lunch, snack, play dates or even your next get together. Grilled cheese sandwich on a stick is my new favorite way to pack lunch box.

grilled cheese sandwich on a stick

How fun are these? And, so festive! Foods on a stick are always a huge hit with everyone. 

Perfect for lunch or as an appetizer for the next party! They can also be called sandwich kebabs. 

Aaaand, it is just your basic grilled cheese. Basic yet NOT BASIC!

The best part is that you can totally use your favorite grilled cheese, like –

  • Sandwich bread with American cheese <— All american grilled cheese
  • Sourdough bread, extra sharp cheddar, swiss, bacon, mayo, dijon mustard <— Ina’s ultimate
  • Ham and cheddar <— Another classic
  • Sourdough bread with cheddar and gruyere <– simply delicious
  • Apple slices and shard cheddar <— best combo
  • Hot dog buns, sausage, Monterey jack and cheddar <—  Grilled cheese dogs
  • Turkey, cranberry and brie <— Cranberry turkey grilled cheese
  • Pepperoni, mozzarella and tomato sauce <— Pepperoni pizza 
  • Chicken cutlets, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan <– chicken parm
  • Focaccia bread, pesto, tomato, Monterey jack and mozzarella <— Panini
  • Sausage, caramelized onions, bbq sauce, cheddar <— Hot dog grilled cheese

Or use any of your family favorites!

grilled cheese sandwich on a stick

I fell in love with the idea of cooking grilled cheese in a waffle iron several years ago and haven’t gone back to a skillet ever since.

The grilled cheese holds up well for travel, especially when packing in school lunch box and it looks more fancy.

Like this Potato pesto grilled cheese <— YES, potato makes a yummy sandwich filling.

Another advantage in cooking in a waffle iron? Using the the ridges as a guide to cut perfect squares.

Don’t have a waffle iron? Make it in a skillet instead. 

How to make make this grilled cheese sandwich on a stick? 

  1. Spread basil pesto (Hint : pesto freezes extremely well. I buy a jar a Costco, divide into small freezer bags, and freeze. Thawing only bag works well to make few sandwiches) on a slice of bread ( whole wheat, wheat, buttermilk… use whatever you have on hand)
  2. Julienned Sun dried tomatoes <—optional 
  3. Shredded mozzarella cheese
  4. Close sandwich and cook in a waffle iron. 

Pro tip to not make soggy grilled cheese when packing in a lunch box – Place cooked sandwiches on a wire rack to cool until warm / room temperature (this helps to cool the bottom part of the sandwiches and hence maintain the crispness). 

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5 from 3 votes

Grilled Cheese Sandwich On A Stick

Everyone's favorite grilled cheese but made fun for lunch, dinner, snack, play dates or even your next get together. Grilled cheese sandwich on a stick is my new favorite way to pack lunch box.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Maria Doss


Grilled Cheese sandwiches

  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, or any other kind
  • 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

Grilled cheese sandwich on a stick

  • 8 medium skewers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • baby spinach leaves


Make grilled cheese sandwiches

  • Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacture's instructions.
  • Working with 2 slices of bread, spread butter on the outer sides. One one inner side, spread some basil pesto, sprinkle sun dried tomatoes (how much ever you like) and about 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella. Top with the other bread slice with buttered side outside. 
  • Place sandwich on the waffle iron, close and cook for a 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. 
    Repeat process with remaining 3 sandwiches.  

To make grilled cheese sandwich on a stick

  • Cut each sandwich into 6 squares. Skewer 3 sandwich squares alternating with baby spinach and finish with cherry tomato. 

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Friday 14th of May 2021

When you make them for lunch boxes. do the kids eat cold grilled cheese?

Maria Doss

Saturday 15th of May 2021

Hi Joe, Yeah.... They are used to eating cold lunches due to the long lines for the cafeteria microwave. But, if one has access then we recommend warming them up, Maria

heather (delicious not gorgeous)

Thursday 20th of December 2018

yum! always in the mood for grilled cheese (:

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

This is so much fun! It’s like a fancier grilled cheese. I could totally see serving this as an appetizer at a party too :)