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Quick and Easy Kimchi Grilled Cheese

This recipe for Kimchi Grilled Cheese is a satisfying and hearty sandwich featuring the Korean condiment paired with melted cheese on toasty sourdough bread.
Course Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian, Korean
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 711kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese or any cheese you like
  • 2 tablespoon kimchi drained
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise or butter divided


Assemble the sandwich:

  • Place a slice of bread on a cutting board.
  • Lay a slice of cheese on the bread.
  • Add the drained kimchi over top.
  • Place on another slice of cheese and top off with the second slice of bread.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the surface of the bread.


  • Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise to the pan and swirl it around to "melt."
  • Place the sandwich with the bottom (non-mayo) slice of bread on the pan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the bottom is toasty and golden brown.
  • Carefully flip the sandwich and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown, and the cheese is melted. You may need to lower the heat to medium-low or adjust accordingly.
  • Place the sandwich onto a cutting board and slice in half.
  • Garnish with cilantro, green onions or sesame seeds if desired.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 711kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1306mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Calcium: 355mg | Iron: 5mg