Panko Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
These simple grilled cheese sandwiches get an upgrade with a crunchy panko coating.


  • 4  slices of bread
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs I recommend Kikkoman brand
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp nonfat milk
  • 3 thick slices of cheese I used white cheddar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and milk and set aside. Pour panko crumbs into a separate medium bowl and set aside. Dip both sides of bread slice into egg batter. Roll into breadcrumbs a few times until both sides are evenly and fully coated in breadcrumbs. Repeat with remaining bread.

  2. Add butter to skillet and turn on the heat. After butter is melted, place bread onto skillet and cook until panko crumbs turn a golden brown. Flip over and repeat with the other side. Remove from pan and set aside. Repeat with remaining bread.

  3. Place 2 slices of finished bread back onto skillet. Place a slice of cheese on each one and then place remaining 2 bread slice on top of the cheeses, forming 2 sandwiches. Pressing down slightly onto sandwich, heat both sides until cheese in the center is melted. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Panko Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 580 Calories from Fat 260
% Daily Value*
Fat 28.9g44%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.6g
Cholesterol 249.3mg83%
Sodium 748.1mg33%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 27.8g56%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 590mg59%
Iron 2.7mg15%
Net Carbs 49g98%
* 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.

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