Grilled Cheese Wafflewiches

"These savory, flavorful, crispy waffles with melty cheese are the new black."
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 5 full wafflewiches

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  • 20 slices Yellow Deli American Cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped chives
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Step 1

    Preheat your waffle iron and the oven to 200 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients.

  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl, add the chives, buttermilk and eggs and whisk together until just combined. Whisk in the softened butter and grated Parmesan.

  • Step 3

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, making sure that everything is fully mixed.

  • Step 4

    When the waffle iron is hot, pour about 1/4 cup of batter to create each waffle (may change depending on your waffle iron). Close the waffle iron and cook for approximately 3 minutes, or until the steam stops coming out from the sides.

  • Step 5

    Use a spatula or your fingers to remove the waffle and repeat until the batter is finished.

  • Step 6

    Place the waffles on a rack and place that rack in the oven to stay warm and crispy.

  • Step 7

    When you have finished using all of the batter, remove the waffles from the oven and heat the oven to broil.

  • Step 8

    Lay out the waffles on a cookie sheet. Place 2-3 slices of Land O Lakes® Deli American cheese (3/4 ounce each) on each of the waffles, making sure to drape them over the edge slightly. Place under the broiler for approximately 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted. Alternate method: place the sliced cheese on top of each waffle just after it finishes cooking. Create a pressed wafflewich by placing a waffle on top and closing the lid. Slice each wafflewich into 4 equal squares, or serve whole.

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