The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese #SundaySupper

The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese

It’s no secret school was not a great time for me, but there were moments of greatness.  Moments when everything seemed just fine, better even.  Moments I don’t want to forget in a sea on ones I wish would vanish.

With mean kids and lackluster, unmotivated teachers, fifth grade was a particularly bad year that made a friend leave the school.  But there was a bright spot in one particular thing: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

While perhaps their star has faded quite a bit, they are actually pretty hard to find in my area with only two out of the way locations, back then, they were king.

The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese

Mom and one of the other parents at the school would head to one not too far from campus and pick up I don’t know how many dozens.  It must have been about 12.  They had buy one get one free cards and I have no doubt enjoyed a doughnut hot off the line.

I don’t remember if it was a special occasion or maybe just a Friday when this happened, but here they would come.  Delivering doughnuts not only to my homeroom, but all four fifth grade homerooms.

The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese

The doughnuts were delicious.  We were all OBSESSED with Krispy Kremes.

Even better was the gratitude from my classmates.  I turned from Loser Laura to the cool kid in a flash, being sent home with thank you notes from all four classrooms and being asked when Mom would bring more.

It was nice to be popular, even if it was fleeting.  Even more than that, it was nice for all of us to take a few moments to celebrate even a small victory, like making it through the week, with a sweet treat.

The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese

Like I said, it’s become rather difficult to find Krispy Kreme’s near me, so I had to buy alternate doughnuts for this Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese, but you will find this to be totally and completely delicious nonetheless.

I mean what’s not to love about a soft glazed doughnut coated in butter, surrounding sharp cheddar cheese, ham, and a poached egg?  Nothing, right?

The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese

There’s nothing light about this dish, but we all need a splurge now and again.  It would also be super fun to cut up and serve at a party as appetizers.

Here’s to doughnuts – they make everything better!

The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese

The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 sandwiches


4 glazed doughnuts, cut in half horizontally
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
8 thin slices deli ham (I used Hormel Natural Choice Honey Ham)
4 eggs, poached or fried
½ stick unsalted butter


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. When hot add about 1 tablespoon of butter.
  2. Butter either the cut side or glazed side of 4 doughnut halves and place in the hot skillet. It works either way – I tried both. You can either have the cut side out or the glazed side – it’s up to you.
  3. Top the halves in the skillet with a generous amount of cheese, 2 slices of ham, and more cheese. Place the other half of the doughnut on top. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown, flip, and cook on the other side an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown and the cheese is melted. Top with a lid if the cheese is not melting fast enough.
  4. Top with an egg and serve immediately.
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  1. And here I thought you were making a dessert! What an amazing sweet-savory breakfast indulgence!!!

  2. This is brilliant. I love sweet-savory breakfast combos (I’m one of those weirdos who dunks their sausage or bacon in the syrup whenever I have French Toast, pancakes, or waffles). I’m going to have to try this soon!

  3. I’ve seen donut grilled cheese sandwiches before but I’ve never had looks delicious!


  5. I’m glad you have some good memories from school but sorry you had so many bad ones 🙁 These look insane!

  6. This is one HECK of a grilled cheese, my friend! Holy cow :). I’m sorry school was so rough for you. I don’t know why kids have to be so mean to each other. It’s terrible. But this grilled cheese? I’m thinking it solves allll kinds of problems. Have a great week!

    • Grilled cheese definitely solves problems. It’s so sad how mean kids are and it’s so much worse today than when I was in school.

  7. Debbie Eccard says:

    Scott always tells everyone that Gran used have a Krispy Kreme a doughnut and then put butter on it and put it in the microwave…. Now your ‘sandwich’, Gran would LOVE! What a great idea. Looks absolutely delicious.

    • I had not heard that story! Thank you so much for telling me. I would like my Krispy Kreme in the microwave but I don’t know about the butter 🙂

  8. Wow! These looking over-the-top amazing! Really creative. And good. And bad. 🙂 Thanks!

  9. Looks like one decadently superb (but healthy!) cheese donut sandwich =)


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