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Peanut Butter & Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Do you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? What about grilled cheese sandwiches? Why not do a mash-up and create the ultimate sandwich: a Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich! It sounds really weird, but trust me, it works and it’s a delicious combination of savory and sweet flavors! 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I love both peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and grilled cheese sandwiches, so I thought I would mash them together into a new creation: a Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich! It’s the ultimate sandwich!

A little bit sweet, a little bit savory, and very, very gooey, this sandwich sounds weird, but I swear if you try it, you’ll like it! You just need to have a good combination of bread, butter, cheese, peanut butter, and jelly!

To make a peanut butter and jelly grilled cheese, or a PBJGC, you’ll need a few ingredients. You’ll find the full, printable recipe at the end of this post. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese Ingredients:

  • Sourdough Bread
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly or Preserves

I think sourdough bread is the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich bread. Nothing else compares. But if you can’t use sourdough, then I recommend thick pieces of a super crusty white bread.

And I think cheddar cheese is the ultimate grilled cheese cheese. Yes, I just said cheese cheese. It’s the perfect melting cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich. Be sure to go with a sharp cheddar cheese. And promise me you won’t use any of the fake stuff. No American cheese. Also, do NOT purchase shredded cheese or sliced cheese – it just doesn’t melt the same way.

Next, I chose my peanut butter and jelly. I went with a creamy peanut butter. And I picked a sweet blueberry lemon preserves to offset the sharp cheddar cheese.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese Variations:

You can also use a crunchy peanut butter, all-natural no sugar added peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter in place of the peanut butter in this recipe. 

And marionberry or blackberry preserves would be great instead of the blueberry preserves.  

More Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich Combination Ideas:

  • Brioche bread with mascarpone cheese, peanut butter, and strawberry preserves.
  • Cinnamon Raisin bread with brie cheese, peanut butter, and apricot preserves.
  • White bread with goat cheese, peanut butter, and blueberry preserves.

How to make A Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place one slice butter side down in your pan.
  • Add slices of cheddar cheese on top to cover the slice of bread.
  • Then take your other slice of buttered bread and flip it over to add a thin layer of peanut butter and a layer of jelly.
  • Place it peanut butter and jelly side down atop the cheese.
  • Fry the sandwich over medium-low heat on the stove for about 3 minutes or until a golden brown and then flip it with a spatula to fry the other side.
  • Fry it for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and then remove from the pan.
  • Cut in half and enjoy!

I really like my GreenPan Paris fry pans and skillets. I recently switched to ceramic pans and I’ve been really happy with this brand. I started out with an inexpensive ceramic pan from a box store, just to see if I would like it, and I did, but it was ruined in about 2-3 months. However, my GreenPan Paris ceramic non-stick frying pans have been great! I’ve had them for about 6 months now and they still look brand new.

I did get rid of ALL my metal spatulas, whisks, kitchen utensils and replaced them with silicone utensils when I got these new pans so no one else would accidentally use any metal utensils on my new GreenPan pans and ruin them. My husband still complains about this, but I just point out that these pans were a small investment and I wasn’t taking any chances.

What to Serve with a Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

  • Potato Chips
  • Pickle
  • A Glass of Milk

More Crazy Grilled Cheese Mashups:

A peanut butter and jelly grilled cheese sandwich might not be for everyone, but if you’re the adventurous type, I dare you to try it! And then leave a comment below letting me know what you think!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Peanut Butter & Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yield: 2 Sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

A Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese Sandwich! It sounds really weird, but trust me, it works and it’s a delicious combination of savory and sweet flavors!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices crusty sourdough bread
  • 6-8 slices of sharp cheddar cheese (off a cheddar cheese block) or 2 slices of cheddar cheese if presliced
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 4 Tablespoons blueberry preserves or jam

Instructions

    1. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
    2. Place one slice butter side down in your pan.
    3. Add slices of cheddar cheese on top to cover the slice of bread.
    4. Then take your other slice of buttered bread and flip it over to add a thin layer of peanut butter and a layer of jelly or preserves.
    5. Place it peanut butter and jelly side down atop the cheese.
    6. Fry the sandwich over medium-low heat on the stove for about 3 minutes or until a golden brown and then flip it with a spatula to fry the other side.
    7. Fry it for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and then remove from the pan.
    8. Cut in half and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 874Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1184mgCarbohydrates: 107gFiber: 5gSugar: 32gProtein: 25g

All information presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on saltycanary.com is provided as a courtesy, is an estimate only, and should only be used as a general guideline.

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