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This avocado grilled cheese is a simple way to step up the standard! In just 10 minutes, it makes an easy meal with soup or salad.

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Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? Here’s one with a glamorous twist: the avocado grilled cheese. Simply adding an avocado and tomato to a standard grilled cheese makes it fit for serving to company! Although it’s a simple dish, grilled cheese can be gussied up as much or as little as you like. Serve this avocado grilled cheese with tomato alongside a bowl of homemade tomato soup or a green salad, and you’ve got instant lunch or dinner.

More great sandwich recipes? Avocado Club Sandwich or Ultimate Fried Egg Sandwich

How to make the best avocado grilled cheese

This avocado grilled cheese is not rocket science, but it certainly tastes like it! Here are a few key things to remember while making your avocado grilled cheese sandwich:

  • Salt the tomatoes & avocado. Salt the tomatoes and let them drain for a bit before whipping up the sandwich. Then adding just the right amount of kosher salt on top makes for gooey, toasty perfection.
  • Liberally butter the bread OR use mayo. If you don’t put enough butter on the bread slices, they won’t turn a beautiful golden brown. You want the bread to get nice and toasty when making grilled cheese! Another option: use mayo on the outside of the bread — and inside! It makes it even more rich and savory.
  • Use good quality shredded cheese. The star of any homemade grilled cheese is — you guessed it — the cheese. It’s important that you buy good quality cheese. If your grocery store has a deli counter, buy the cheese there instead of getting the pre-packaged stuff for a better flavor. Shredded cheese is the key to getting a fluffy, super cheesy, melty grilled cheese.
Avocado grilled cheese

Use an artisan style bread for best results.

Use a hearty artisan bread to take this avocado grilled cheese over the top! We’ve found that heartier, crusty bread makes for an excellent grilled cheese that tastes like one from your favorite restaurant. Remember that whatever bread you use needs to be strong enough to hold the tomato and avocado filling, too!

If you’re up for trying a homemade bread, we have lots of bread recipes to try! Here are a few we’d recommend:

  • Easy Homemade Bread This easy loaf bread would be perfect for grilled cheese!
  • Whole Wheat Bread Our whole wheat bread is similar but has more whole wheat for nutrients and flavor.
  • Artisan Bread Make this artisan bread in a Dutch oven for a perfectly crispy crust!
  • Best Sourdough Bread Sourdough bread simplified! Includes a printable checklist and video tutorials.
How to Cut an Avocado

How to slice an avocado

There’s one thing you must know about an avocado: how to cut it safely! Here’s the best way to cut an avocado (see the video below!):

  1. Using a large chef’s knife, cut lengthwise around the avocado. Twist the two halves to separate them.
  2. Place a towel in your hand and put the avocado on top. With a gentle but quick motion, tap the knife into the avocado pit.
  3. Don’t remove the avocado pit with your hand! Instead, pull the cutting board close to your body, then place the pit against the far edge of the cutting board and pull back to release it from the knife. (Watch the video for this part!)
  4. Use a large spoon to scoop out the avocado from the peel. Place the avocado with the cut side down, then cut it into slices. To dice the avocado, turn the slices and cut crosswise to make diced avocado.

Variations on avocado grilled cheese!

There are lots of other add-ins that would make this avocado grilled cheese even more incredible. Here are a few ideas on how to step up this sandwich:

There you have it! Let us know what you think of this avocado grilled cheese sandwich in the comments below.

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Avocado grilled cheese

Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
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This avocado grilled cheese is a simple way to step up the standard! In just 10 minutes, it makes an easy meal with soup or salad.




  1. If you’d like, pre-toast the bread slices in the toaster (this makes sure to get them perfectly crunchy before grilling the sandwich).
  2. Slice the tomatoes, place the slices on a plate, and sprinkle with kosher salt. Slice the avocado (see the video instructions) and sprinkle it with salt.
  3. Spread butter or mayo on one side of each of the 4 bread pieces. Heat a griddle pan to medium high heat. Place 2 pieces of bread on the griddle, buttered side down. On each piece, spread ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan, tomato slices, avocado slices, the other ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, a sprinkle of kosher salt, and the other piece of bread (spread with mayo if you’d like).
  4. When the bottom bread is browned, flip the sandwich and cook until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American

Last updated: March 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Bob says:

    Thanks, Alex! The only spatula tongs i have are spoon shaped. I have a pair for the BBQ but of course that didn’t come to mind.

  2. Bob Miller says:

    Made a version of this tonight using homemade herbal bread. Was GREAT. Only problem -how can you keep the tomato and avocado slices from sliding out when you turn the sandwich over on the griddle or pan?

    1. Alex says:

      So glad you enjoyed it! Do you have spatula tongs like these? (Affiliate link)

      They absolutely rock and holding things together :)

  3. Cara says:

    This is my favorite way to make grilled cheese! Thank you for this awesome recipe!!

    1. Alex says:

      Glad you like it!

  4. Larissa says:

    Can I replace the kosher salt for something else? I’m from Brasil and it’s not so easy to find it :(

    1. Alex says:

      You can use any salt — a fine sea salt would probably be the best substitute.

  5. Christy@SweetandSavoring says:

    I love it. I might think about putting some mustard on too, but that’s just because I’m weird and can’t leave well enough alone ;) Wondering about using provolone or muenster cheeses, too!

    1. Sonja says:

      Those all sound like great additions! Yum.

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Simple sandwiches like this are simply the best. I love a good grilled cheese!

  7. Belinda @themoonblushbaker says:

    In Australia we have always made toasties in a jaffle iron rather than a pan for quick snack meal. Nothing better than a grown up classic to make you feel all comfortable and warm.

  8. Tieghan says:

    Simple classics never fail. This is awesome!