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Kimchi Grilled Cheese

Kimchi Grilled Cheese

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented vegetables, usually cabbage, and seasonings. It's the perfect addition to this grilled cheese. 

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20 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil

1 cup kimchi, coarsely chopped

8 slices sourdough bread

1/4 cup apricot fruit spread

16 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American

8 ounces shaved deli ham

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt 1 tablespoon Butter with Canola Oil in 10-inch skillet until sizzling. Add kimchi. Cook 3-4 minutes or until hot and fragrant. Remove from skillet; set aside. 

  2. STEP 2

    Spread 1 side of each bread slice with 2 teaspoons Butter with Canola Oil. 

  3. STEP 3

    Evenly spread 1 tablespoon apricot spread onto unbuttered side of 4 bread slices. Layer each with 2 slices cheese, 2 ounces ham, 1/4 cup kimchi and 2 slices cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered-side up.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat 12-inch skillet or griddle over medium heat.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 2 sandwiches into skillet. Cook, turning once, 4-6 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Tip #1

Sauteing the kimchi before assembling the sandwiches intensifies it's spicy/sour flavor. 

Nutrition (1/2 sandwich)

490 Calories
25 Fat (g)
65 Cholesterol (mg)
1320 Sodium (mg)
44 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
20 Protein (g)
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