Grilled Cheese With Kimchi Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with spicy, tangy kimchi.

Recipe Facts

Active: 12 mins
Total: 12 mins
Serves: 1 sandwich

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  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into 3 even pieces

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

  • 2 slices American, Cheddar, or Jack cheese

  • 1/2 cup kimchi, drained and roughly chopped

  • 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 kimchi 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
578 Calories
42g Fat
31g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 578
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 26g 129%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1252mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 533mg 41%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 239mg 5%
*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.)