Grilled Cheese Avocado Sandwich

Is there anything better than a crispy, gooey grilled cheese? What about adding avocado!? This grilled cheese avocado sandwich is a game-changer.

What kid doesn’t love grilled cheese? Heck! What adult doesn’t love grilled cheese? When our kids see this crispy, gooey, delicious Grilled Cheese with Avocado in their lunch box, they lose their minds. Sure, grilled cheese doesn’t seem that exciting, but the combo of really good bread, two kinds of cheese, avocado, and a little love, of course, makes this sandwich something special.

Our One Potato co-founder, Catherine, has been making this particular grilled cheese sandwich for years, and it’s one of her entire family’s favorites. The best part is getting to choose which cheeses you want to layer around your avocado. Catherine typically picks a really yummy cheddar with gruyere or provolone, but you could choose any slices of your favorite cheese! You could even add some deli meat to this sandwich if you wanted. The possibilities are endless!

Lunch can be tough sometimes, so we like to have some favorites in our back pockets that we know everyone loves and are easy to make. This recipe obviously makes the lunchtime list, but we’re also loving a simple Avocado Toast at the moment or these Caprese Wraps or even a Nut-Free Granola with some yogurt or almond milk and fresh berries!

Planning ahead your meals for the week helps so much with lunchtime. There’s nothing worse than hunger creeping in around noon and not having any idea what to make to satisfy your belly. Once everyone is hangry (believe us we’ve been there) and wanting something for lunch it’s too late so take it from me and have a plan! 

Grilled Cheese Avocado Sandwich

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 4 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices gruyere or provolone cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened


  • Lightly spread one side of all bread slices with butter.
  • Place one slice of bread on a plate, butterside down, and cover with 1 slice of cheddar, half of the avocado slices ( we mash them down a bit) and finally, a slice of gruyere or provolone cheese.
  • Top with the remaining piece of bread, butterside up.
  • Preheat a panini maker or saute pan over medium heat and cook the sandwiches until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, about 4 minutes.
  • Cut and serve.