Grilled Cheese Soldiers



20 min


20 min


4 servings

Grilled Cheese Soldiers

Dippable grilled cheese soldiers make it OK for kids to play with their food.


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 8 sliced white bread
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 4 eggs
  • tomato wedges , (optional)
  • avocado wedges , (optional)


  • Boil water in a medium saucepan.
  • Meanwhile, spread butter on one side of each bread slice. Heat an extra-large frying pan over medium. Lay 4 bread slices, buttered-side down, in pan. Divide cheese over bread, then sandwich with remaining bread, buttered-side up. Cook, flipping halfway, until cheese is melted and bread is golden, about 4 min. Remove from pan and let cool slightly. Cut into 3/4-in.-wide sticks.
  • Add eggs to boiling water, then decrease heat to medium-low. Simmer for 6 min, then drain and place eggs into egg cups. Slice off tops with a knife, and serve immediately with grilled cheese soldiers for dipping. Pair with tomato or avocado wedges, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 438,
  • Protein
  • 19 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g,
  • Fat
  • 26 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 589 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent April 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.

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