Potato Chip Grilled Cheese Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

Four words: Potato. Chips. In. The. Sandwich. Ok, five words. Still just as tasty.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 1 sandwich

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  • 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 big handful potato chips

  • 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 cheese slices on top of one slice, add potato chips pressing down to break them gently, then 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)
582 Calories
46g Fat
25g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 582
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 60%
Saturated Fat 26g 131%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1529mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 1187mg 91%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 387mg 8%
*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.)