Somehow, another month has come and gone and it's time to share with you my Grilled Cheese of the Month for May: A Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwich complete with juicy dill pickles, crunchy dill pickle chips, two types of cheese, and everything else you need for the best grilled cheese ever!
Once I decided to do a dill pickle grilled cheese for the Grilled Cheese of the Month I was mad at myself for never doing a dill pickle version of the Mac and Cheese of the Month! Guess I'll have to go back and add it!
Anyway, once I was set on creating a dill pickle grilled cheese, I KNEW it had to include dill pickle chips! After all, what comfort food isn't even better once you add potato chips to it?!
Case in point: this sour cream and onion mac and cheese.
A quick note
Speaking of ingredients, I am not as specific with the ingredients for this grilled cheese recipe as I usually am. For this recipe, the amount you need depends so much on the size of your bread! I used two long dill pickle slices in mine, but your bread could need three or four. Or you could need more mayo/mustard/butter for your sandwich depending on your bread. And don't even get me started on cheese!
But here's what you'll need for this dill pickle grilled cheese.
- Two slices of fresh, thick, crusty white bread
- Sliced Swiss cheese
- Cheddar (I use old/sharp cheddar and shred it)
- Dijon mustard (you could use honey mustard or regular yellow mustard too)
- Dill pickle potato chips
- Sliced dill pickles (I use the Bick's brand Sandwich Savers Tangy Dill Pickles)
How to Make a Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese
First, you'll take two slices of thick, crusty white bread. I recommend buying it fresh from the bakery section for the best results.
On one slice you'll put your cheddar and Swiss cheese. On the other half you'll slather on some dijon mustard (or another mustard of your choosing) and mayo.
Now it's time for the fun part. Add your pickles and a handful of crushed dill pickle chips. If you're like me, you'll have already worked your way through half of the bag by this point.
Now, close your sandwich up and butter the outside (you'll add butter to the other side once it's in the pan).
Now cook it in a pan on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes per side. I like to put the pan lid on because this helps achieve uniform melty-ness.
Once it's ready, it'll look something like this and it's time to dig in:
What to serve with grilled cheese
I like to serve mine with soup on the side...and more chips...and more pickles. In fact, I pretty much always eat pickles on the side of my grilled cheese sandwiches. Always have! But you go ahead and eat it up with whatever you'd like!
I'm so excited to hear what you think. Oh, and if you have more pickles left over, you can use pickles AND pickle juice in my recipe for the best chickpea salad sandwich I've ever had!
Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwich
PLEASE NOT INGREDIENT QUANTITIES WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF YOUR BREAD!
- 2 slices thick, fresh white bread
- 1 tablespoon mayo or to taste
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard* or to taste
- 2 slices Swiss cheese
- ¼ cup shredded cheddar
- ¼ cup dill pickle chips crushed, about one small handful
- dill pickle slices as many as you like, I use two long slices
- 2 tablespoon butter at room temp for easy spreading
- Spread mayonnaise and dijon mustard on one slice of bread. On the other slice of bread, add your cheeses. Add crushed dill pickle chips and pickle slices.
- Carefully close the sandwich and add half of the butter on top of the sandwich.Heat your pan on medium heat for a few minutes.
- Place the sandwich butter side down in the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes—careful not to let it burn!) Add butter to the other slice of bread.Carefully flip the sandwich and cook the other buttered side for another 3-5 minutes, or until golden and crisped to your liking!
There you have it! Another easy vegetarian comfort food recipe with a unique twist thanks to those crunchy chips!
Until next time,
XO – C