Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Recipe

Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

This grilled cheese has creamy guacamole in the center that bursts out as you bite into it.

Note: I like to add tomato to my basic guacamole recipe for this application. Grilled cheese and tomato is just classic. If you want to go one step further, add some crispy bacon to the sandwich.

Recipe Details

Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Recipe

Active 12 mins
Total 12 mins
Serves 1 sandwich


  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into three even pieces

  • 2 slices hearty white bread, such as Pepperidge Farm or Arnold

  • 2 slices American, cheddar, or Jack cheese

  • 1/2 cup guacamole (preferably homemade)

  • Kosher salt


  1. Melt one third of butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until foaming subsides. Add both bread slices and cook, swirling occasionally, until pale golden brown on bottom side, about 2 minutes.

  2. Transfer to a cutting board toasted-side-up. Place one cheese slice on top of one slice of bread. Top with guacamole and second cheese slice. Close sandwich, with both toasted sides facing inwards.

  3. Melt one more piece of butter in the skillet and reduce heat to medium low. Add sandwich and cook, swirling occasionally, until deep, even golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove sandwich using a flexible metal spatula. Add the remaining butter. Return sandwich to skillet cooked-side up. Season with salt. Cook, swirling occasionally, until second side is deep, even golden brown and cheese is thoroughly melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
668 Calories
57g Fat
25g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 668
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g 73%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1235mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 488mg 38%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 632mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)