Grilled Cheese Donut Breakfast Sandwiches

photo of two stacks of Grilled Cheese Donut Breakfast Sandwiches

Donut halves are lightly toasted with cheese, bacon and a runny egg. This is a truly indulgent breakfast sandwich.
close-up photo of a stack of Grilled Cheese Donut Breakfast Sandwiches
I’ve been obsessed with breakfast lately, can you tell? It’s ironic because growing up breakfast used to be my least favorite meal of the day. I think that’s now switched to lunch. I hate how limited lunch menus are.

My favorite meal is still dinner but breakfast is what I think about most recently. I find myself looking forward to weekend breakfast and brunch, when I can go all out and take a break from my usual healthier weekday breakfasts. I know it’s only Thursday but I’m so ready for the weekend!

For other grilled cheese creations check out: Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich, French Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Macaroni and Cheese Grilled CheeseBurrito Grilled Cheese, and Pizza Grilled Cheese

Or, if you’re looking for another breakfast idea my Breakfast Muffins with Eggs Inside are so fun to make and serve.

Donut Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Donut halves are lightly toasted with cheese, bacon and a runny egg. This is a truly indulgent breakfast sandwich.


  • 3 glazed donuts fresh or day-old, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 6 slices of bacon cooked to desired doneness
  • 3 slices  of monterey jack or provolone cheese
  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter softened


  1. Spread about 1/2 tbsp butter on the inner side of each donut half. In a frying pan, cook bacon and fry eggs to desired doneness.

  2. Preheat another frying pan on stove, using medium heat setting. Place 3 of the donut halves, butter side down into preheated pan. Cook until toasted and golden. Flip over. Add cheese, bacon. Take remaining donut halves and  place on top, buttered side facing up. Carefully flip entire sandwich over so other buttered side can cook until golden. The cheese should start to melt in the process. Flip sandwich over again and cook slightly longer until cheese is completely melted.

  3. Add egg into the sandwich. Eat immediately

Nutrition Facts
Donut Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 789 Calories from Fat 576
% Daily Value*
Fat 64g98%
Saturated Fat 26.2g164%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 26.8g
Cholesterol 118.8mg40%
Sodium 1132.8mg49%
Carbohydrates 27.9g9%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 25.7g51%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 1.1mg6%
Net Carbs 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.


4 comments on “Grilled Cheese Donut Breakfast Sandwiches”

  1. Holy. Moly. As if a doughnut wasn’t bad enough.. you had to go put bacon on it! Looks delicious. 

  2. Whoa! Why can’t donuts just be healthy for us! I think my husband would go nuts over this… maybe as a treat every now and then 😉 Love the golden crust that the donuts have! You take the most drool-worthy photos Kirbie!

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