This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn’t hold anything back– melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

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This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

 

Shrimp Grilled Cheese, peeps.

Because yesterday was National Grilled Cheese Day… you have an excuse to make grilled cheese sandwiches all week long on crispy buttery toast oozing with sharp cheddar. 

LIFE. IS. COMPLETE.

This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

 

Grilled cheese is a lazy gal’s (or guy’s) meal or a “there’s nothing else in the fridge and I don’t want to eat out’ type of meal.

It’s so simple to make as long as you have a good cheddar cheese, bread, and butter (and shrimp for some high quality protein, obvi.)

This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

Here’s a step by step on how to make the best grilled cheese sandwich with shrimp.

Step 1: Choose a high quality bread.

I love using Trader Joe’s 7 Grain Bread for my grilled cheese sandwiches, or any seedy whole grain bread. I love how toasty and crispy it gets with the butter slathered all over – drool worthy! Opt for thin or thick slices. 

Now I don’t know about you but I’m totally craving grilled cheese for dinner. Dive into this shrimp grilled cheese ASAP!

Step 2: Cast iron skillet. 

You can really use any skillet or even the oven to make a grilled cheese sandwich but if you want to know my kitchen tool of choice, it’s my lodge cast iron skillet. I think using the cast iron gives that restaurant quality grilled cheese experience. 

Step 3: Butter makes it better.

And no you can’t leave out the butter when making grilled cheese… it’s just not right. If you’re going to eat grilled cheese, eat the dang grilled cheese the right way and toast the bread with butter. 

My mom makes my toddler super epic grilled cheese, by using a “special butter”. Herb garlic butter. Say what?? grandma knows how to spoil him, and she knows what’s up. 

So if you want to really elevate a grilled cheese sandwich use an herb garlic infused butter. 

Butter up the skillet and heat it until the butter begins to bubble–then add your bread to the skillet, rubbing it in butter on one side.

This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

 

Step 4: Pick your cheese. 

If you ask me a high quality cheese is EVERYTHING, it is grilled CHEESE after all. So it’s all about the cheese. I pretty much always choose a sharp cheddar when we’re talking grilled cheese sandwiches. And sometimes I’ll get fancy and mix two or three cheeses together. What what!?

You can use shredded cheese or thinly sliced cheese. It’s all good. 

Stack your cheese on the bread and cook over low heat until cheese melts, and toast is crispy. 

Step 5: Cook your shrimp. 

Over here we love BIG and JUICY pieces of grilled shrimp in our sandwich. Another reason why the cast iron skillet is so clutch. 

While the cheese and bread are cooking, defrost your shrimp and place them on the skillet for some color and grilled flavor. We use precooked shrimp, deveined shrimp because it’s easier…but you do you. 

Step 6: Pick your pairings.

Pair this Shrimp Grilled Cheese sandwich with our instant pot tomato soup or a bowl of fresh spring mix with a little vinaigrette dressing! Dig in and savor every bite.

This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

 

More Easy Weeknight Recipes!

  • Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
  • Easy Baked Chicken Thighs
  • Easy Instant Pot Crack Chicken and Broccoli
  • Skillet Italian Herb Bruschetta Turkey

And if you want even more dinner ideas, check out these resources!

  • 100+ Favorite Dinner Ideas for Kids (Picky Eaters Included!)
  • Weeknight Dinner Ebook

This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

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This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn't hold anything back-- melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.

Shrimp Grilled Cheese



  • Author:
    Kristina LaRue

  • Prep Time:
    5 mins

  • Cook Time:
    8 mins

  • Total Time:
    13 mins

  • Yield:
    1 sandwich
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Description

This Shrimp Grilled Cheese doesn’t hold anything back– melted cheddar cheese, buttered toast, and large grilled shrimp. Let loose, unwind and savor this comfort food any night of the week.


Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 slices sprouted grain bread (used Trader Joes Sprouted 7 Grain Bread)
  • 1.5 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 large pre-cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp, defrosted

Instructions

  1. Heat butter on non stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place two slices of toast on buttered skillet and top each slice evenly with cheddar cheese.
  3. While bread is toasting, place shrimp on skillet to heat for a minute or two.
  4. Add warm shrimp to one slice of toast and nestle it into the melted cheese.
  5. Using a spatula, pick up bread with just the cheese and press into side with the shrimp to make grilled cheese sandwich.
  6. Remove from skillet when golden brown on both sides and slice with serrated knife, if desired.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 370
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 603mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 141mg

Keywords: shrimp grilled cheese

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