Grilled Cheese Dippers

Grilled cheese dippers on a Chinet Classic compartment plate

These dippers are an easy and fun spin on the classic we all know and love, grilled cheese—reimagined into small roll-ups filled with ooey-gooey goodness and toasted to perfection in garlic butter.

The recipe is just as simple as grilled cheese, only requiring 3-4 ingredients, and can be whipped up by your kiddos with minimal supervision. White bread is loaded with your favorite cheeses, rolled up tightly, then cooked until you get that beautiful golden-brown crust that grilled cheese is known for. If your roll-ups try to unroll on you before cooking, you can use a toothpick to secure them—just be sure to remove them before serving!

To satisfy both simple and refined palettes, there are two variations of dippers: a grown-up version with more complex cheeses, including the nutty and rich gruyere, as well as our kid-approved version, with simple, undeniably delicious American cheese.

Enjoy a batch (or two) of these dippers on their own or pair with your favorite tomato soup. You can try our hidden veggie tomato soup that will sneak some extra veggies past picky palettes. Thank you, Kasim Hardaway, for this twist on an old favorite!

Ingredients

Ingredients for Grown-up Version

Ingredients for Kid-Approved Version

Ingredients for Hidden Veggie Tomato Soup

Steps

  • Directions for Grown-up Version

  • 1

    Cut the crusts off each slice of bread. Use a rolling pin to roll bread slices ⅛” thick.

  • 2

    Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of shredded gruyere and 1 tablespoon of shredded Monterey jack over each slice of bread.

  • 3

    Gently roll it up and set aside. Repeat with remaining cheese and bread slices.

  • 4

    Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl and stir in garlic powder. Stir to combine, then brush melted garlic butter on all sides of the roll-ups.

  • 5

    Heat a large, non-stick pan over medium heat. Working in batches, cook the roll-ups for 2-3 minutes per side, starting seam-side down, until golden brown.

  • 6

    Transfer cooked roll-ups to a plate and serve with hidden veggie tomato soup.

  • Directions for Kid-Approved Version

  • 1

    Cut the crusts off each slice of bread. Use a rolling pin to roll bread slices ⅛” thick.

  • 2

    Lay one slice of cheese on top of a slice of bread, then gently roll it up and set aside. Repeat with remaining bread and cheese slices.

  • 3

    Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine, then brush melted butter on all sides of the roll-ups.

  • 4

    Heat a large, non-stick pan over medium heat. Working in batches, cook the roll-ups for 2-3 minutes per side, starting seam-side down, until golden brown.

  • 5

    Transfer cooked roll-ups to a plate and serve with hidden veggie tomato soup.

  • Directions for Hidden Veggie Tomato Soup

  • 1

    Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

  • 2

    Add chopped green pepper and onion with a pinch of salt. Stir to coat the veggies in oil and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender.

  • 3

    Stir in the chopped mushrooms and garlic powder. Cook for another 4-5 minutes until tender.

  • 4

    Transfer all the cooked veggies to a blender and pour in canned tomato soup. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.