A classic grilled cheese meets peanut butter and jam for one delicious mash-up! This grilled peanut butter and jam sandwich is sweet, savoury, cheesy, and simply delicious. If you’re looking for a new snack or lunch idea, this grilled pb and j is it!
This ain’t no ordinary peanut butter and jam sandwich. Nope!
You may be reading the recipe title saying ‘Huh?? Jam, peanut butter and cheese? What?’
No, Dawn hasn’t lost her marbles.
This grilled PBJ sandwich is something that hubby and I have been making for YEARS.
Not quite sure how it came about, though.
Could have been that we were hungry and grabbed the most convenient things we had on hand.
Could have been that we couldn’t decide between a pb and j or grilled cheese.
Or could have been that we had a couple of glasses of wine and said ‘heck with it.’
Or maybe it was a combo of all 3.
Is this diet food?
I’ll move on.
This is something you whip up when you have a hankering for something good, but can’t wait on delivery.
It may sound odd but, honestly, it works.
Let’s make this grilled cheese sandwich, shall we?
How to Make A Grilled PB and J with Cheese
Full details in recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- For each sandwich, spread a generous layer of peanut butter over a slice of your fave bread and a layer of jam or jelly on the other (the interior sides of the bread slices).
- Top jam with a nice melting cheese.
- Assemble to form a sandwich, placing the top slice over the bottom slice. Spread with butter or margarine on the outside of each sandwich slice (this will help things get all crispy, golden brown and delicious when the sandwich grills).
- Place sandwiches in a pan and cook.
- Flip and grill other side. Then, all that’s left to do is devour!
Note: Don’t mind the dang holes in my bread. It’s awesome bread from a local bakery that had some air bubbles! I call it character, LOL!
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What Type of Cheese Should I Use?
Use what you have on hand as long as it’s a decent melting cheese.
I like to use a ‘marble’ cheddar cheese here. Smoked cheddar is also a lovely option for grilled cheese.
If you’re feeling extra posh (and want to put on your fancy pants), you can use something else, like provolone, Swiss, fontina, Camembert, or Brie (though, I prefer more of a simple variety for this type of sandwich).
Make It A Meal!
Serve with any of these goodies, for one delicious lunch:
- Potato chips or cheese puffs (a weakness of mine, FYI).
- Bowl of soup, like this tomato soup
- A tall glass of milk
More Tips & Variations
Use your favourite variety of sandwich bread. Raisin bread also works lovely here!
Pick any type of jam or jelly you like. Blueberry is used here, but strawberry or grape would work great too. And, if you’re into making your own, try this mixed berry chia seed jam.
Depending on the size of your bread slices, the amount of butter, jam, peanut butter and cheese you use may vary.
More Cheesy Sandwiches
- Ham & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Hope you love this cheesy grilled pb & j sandwich as much as we do!
Did you make this cheesy grilled pbj sandwich? That’s awesome! Love it if you leave a comment below.
Grilled PB & J Sandwich with Cheese
- 4 slices sandwich bread (your favourite variety)
- 4 tablespoons crunchy all natural peanut butter (or your favourite variety)
- 4 tablespoons jam or jelly (I used 'blueberry'. Use your favourite variety)
- 3 ounces shredded marble cheddar cheese (about ¾ cup (or your favourite variety)
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- Spread peanut butter on one side of two slices of bread. Spread jam on one side of the other two slices of bread.
- Top jam with shredded cheese.
- Place peanut butter bread over top of jam/cheese bread to form each sandwich. Spread butter on outsides of the bread slices.Note: The quantity of each condiment you use could vary, depending on how large your slices of bread are.
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Place sandwiches in the pan. Cook the sandwiches for about 4 to 5 minutes on one side.
- Flip the sandwiches to the other side and continue to cook for another 4 to 5 minutes or until they're golden brown and crispy outside and the cheese is melted inside. Watch so things don't burn. Enjoy!
- Depending on the size of your bread slices, the amount of butter, jam, peanut butter and cheese you use may vary.
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 Serving.
Nutrition information (if provided) is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an estimate only. Ingredients can vary and Girl Heart Food makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.