Grilled Cheese Dippers

5 from 5 votes

Try these grilled cheese dippers for a fun twist on grilled cheese sandwiches. They're made with only three ingredients and they're perfect with tomato soup

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This Grilled Cheese Dippers recipe post is sponsored by Roth Cheese, although the content represents my own personal opinion/experience. 

Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food for my family; and these Grilled Cheese Dippers take that comfort food to another level making them more “dippable”. A bowl of tomato soup isn’t complete without that grilled cheese sandwich next to it. And these dippers make it even more fun for kids (and adults alike) to dip grilled cheese into a bowl of soup.

Grilled cheese dippers on a plate next to bowl of tomato soup

Ingredients to make grilled cheese dippers

This is one of those great basic recipes that only uses three ingredients, which is so comforting in a time when we are all trying to limit trips to the grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sliced bread: You can use any sliced bread you’d like. Make sure it’s pretty soft and pliable though. I tried this recipe with brioche bread and sprouted whole grain bread, and both didn’t hold up to the rolling. Pick something that won’t tear apart easily.
  • Butter: Use high quality butter to grease the pan for cooking the grilled cheese. It gives a beautiful golden crust and adds tremendous flavor to the grilled cheese dippers.
  • Cheese: This, anyone can argue, is the most important part of any grilled cheese recipe. You want to select a cheese that is flavorful, melty and all-natural to get the best results. My favorite is Havarti Roth Cheese (original or Dill) because they’re known for their high quality and amazing flavor! The milk used to make the cheese is all sourced from local family farms within 60 miles of their creameries. And their cheeses are all natural, rBST-free and so flavorful!
Ingredients to make the recipe: bread, butter and cheese

How to make grilled cheese dippers

Start by removing the crust from the slices of bread. This will make it easier to roll them, and you can use them to make some homemade croutons or bread pudding in the future.

Cutting off the crusts from the bread

Now you can use a rolling pin to flatten out the piece of bread. The flatter it is, the easier it will be to roll the cheese inside and keep them sealed when you cook them.

Rolling the bread to flatten it and make it easier for rolling

Finally, it’s time to add cheese slices and roll them up. You want to tightly grab the bread and roll slowly.

Process shots to show how to roll the dippers

When you’re finished rolling the grilled cheese dippers, place them on a cutting board with the seam down so they don’t unravel. And then it’s time to cook them on a skillet.

6 rolled cheese sandwiches before cooking

You should be able to fit 6 grilled cheese dippers on a regular size pan at once. Start with the seam side down and continually flip them over all the edges. It’s a bit tedious, but it’s worth it when you get golden crispy edges all around. Keep the heat to medium low so you can slowly melt the cheese without burning the bread.

Cooking the grilled cheese dippers on a skillet

Then you’re ready to serve these grilled cheese dippers (rollups) with your favorite tomato soup. I make a 5-ingredient tomato soup that is such a breeze to make with pantry staples. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the grilled cheese recipe.

Grilled cheese dippers going into bowl of tomato soup

Tips for making grilled cheese dippers

  • Don’t use too much cheese. As you can see in the image on the skillet, some cheese will ooze out as you cook the grilled cheese dippers and that’s perfectly fine. But you want to stick to about one ounce of cheese per slice of bread to limit a cheesy mess on the pan.
  • Use medium-low or low heat to melt the cheese without burning the bread. This is the ideal way to cook any grilled cheese so that you get a nice golden crust right when the cheese starts to melt.
  • Roll them different ways. You can roll them the way I show pictured from the long side, or you can also roll them up from corner to corner which makes for a longer grilled cheese roll-up.
  • Make them quicker by making a regular grilled cheese sandwich and then slicing vertically. They are perfect for dipping that way and great for little kids to dip into soup with less work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best bread to use?

Because we roll these grilled cheese dippers, you want to use a soft sliced bread that is readily available – no need for a special trip to your bakers! You can use your favorite bread, whole wheat, white, brown or seeded all work really well. You want to use a bread that is pliable so that it doesn’t split when you roll it.

What goes good with grilled cheese?

Grilled cheese is so perfect when dunked in a tomato soup, but it also makes for a great snack that’s ready in a hurry. I also like to serve a grilled cheese alongside a simple side salad for a bit of goodness. You can’t beat serving them with a little tomato ketchup for dipping either!

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Grilled Cheese Dippers

Try these grilled cheese dippers for a fun twist on grilled cheese sandwiches. They're made with only three ingredients and they're perfect with tomato soup
5 from 5 votes
Servings 3 servings
Course Sandwiches
Calories 412
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 slices soft bread
  • 6 ounces Havarti Roth Cheese  regular or dill

Instructions

  • Remove the crust from the bread and save for another recipe.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the bread into flattened squares. Place a few slices of Havarti cheese on each piece of bread.
  • Use both hands, tightly roll up the bread, keeping the cheese intact inside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add the dippers to skillet, seam-side down. Cook, turning often with tongs, until the bread is golden all around and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
  • Dip into your favorite tomato soup

Video

Notes

Storage: I recommend enjoying the grilled cheese dippers as soon as you make them. However, if you do have leftovers, you can wrap them in aluminum foil to keep warm for a couple hours at room temperature. Or store them in the fridge in an airtight container for a couple days. To reheat, place them on a pan or in a toaster oven until the cheese melts.
Sourcing: You can find the types of Roth Cheese I used at your local grocery store. Check their store locator for availability.
Substitutes: Feel free to substitute different kinds of cheese or bread and switch out the butter for olive oil if you prefer. It’s a very flexible and forgiving recipe.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. 

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 720mg, Potassium: 140mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 683IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 421mg, Iron: 2mg

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  1. Our kids’ favorite lunch is grilled cheese and tomato soup. They love these better than regular grilled cheese. We never thought of using Havarti cheese for grilled cheese, but it goes amazingly well with tomato soup!

  2. Hi Yuma
    Ramadan Kareem. Love your recipes!
    Going to make this for iftar appetizers with a lactose free cheese for my daughter. Still struggling to find gluten free ideas for spring rolls and samosas.
    Can you suggest or even post recipes for people with lactose and gluten sensitivities?