Donuts are the ultimate guilty pleasure and grilled cheeses are more comforting than the arms of your mother. So naturally, putting the two together seemed like a no-brainer to me.

As I was scrolling through Instagram on National Donut Day, I came across the restaurant chain Tom + Chee, home of the donut grilled cheese. Unfortunately for me, the closest Tom + Chee was halfway across the country. Inspired by their brilliant combination of donut and cheese, I decided to recreate the donut grilled cheese three different ways.

These donut grilled cheeses are quick, easy, and unique. Satisfy your sweet and savory cravings in one bite with a donut grilled cheese.

Glazed Cheese

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:8 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 glazed donut
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 oz sheddar sheese (2 slices)
Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 1

Split donut in half and butter un-glazed side of donut.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 2

Sandwich the slices of cheddar between glazed sides of donut.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 3

Buttered side down, grill on a medium heat skillet for 2 1/2 minutes or until buttered side is lightly golden.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 4

Enjoy!

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Strawberry Nutella Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 glazed donut
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 1

Split donut in half. Butter un-glazed sides of halved donut.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 2

Spread mascarpone and Nutella on glazed side of donut halves.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 3

Place sliced strawberries on top of mascarpone and Nutella.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 4

Sandwich donut.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 5

Buttered side down, grill on a medium heat skillet for 2 1/2 minutes or until buttered side is lightly golden.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 6

Enjoy!

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Sweet Apple Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 glazed donut
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 green apple slices
  • 3 oz brie
  • 2 tablespoon jam (fig or strawberry)
Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 1

Split donut in half. Butter un-glazed sides of halved donut.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 2

Spread jam on glazed side of donut halves.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 3

Place sliced apples and brie on top of jam.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 4

Sandwich donut.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 5

Buttered side down, grill on a medium heat skillet for 2 1/2 minutes or until buttered side is lightly golden.

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada

Step 6

Enjoy!

Photo by Akiko Yamada
Photo by Akiko Yamada