Traeger Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are the bee’s knees when you want a quick and delicious snack

Bit smoking your grilled cheese sandwiches takes your regular grilled cheese sandwich to the next level because you’ve get that added layer of flavor.

Trying anything for the first time in the smoker can always be a bit tricky, so be sure to follow along and you’ll be making smoked grilled cheese sandwiches on your Traeger over and over again.

Why You’ll Love This Traeger Grilled Cheese

You’ll love making smoked grilled cheese on your Traeger because these sandwiches always come out delicious! Making grilled cheese sandwiches are so easy and you can make them exactly the way that you want. You can pretty much customize the entire sandwich if you like. I like gouda and mozzarella for their taste and texture. 

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What You’ll Need

  • Sourdough Bread – feel free to use your favorite type of bread
  • Mozzarella
  • Gouda
  • Gruyere
  • Butter
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How to Make Traeger Grilled Cheese

Step 1: Pre-heating the Grill

  • Preheat the grill to 400°F, placing the cast iron pan directly on the grill grates and allowing it to heat for 5-10 mins.

Step 2: Assembling the Grilled Cheese

  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with about 1/2 a tablespoon of butter. This will be on the ‘outside’ of the sandwich.
  • Shred your cheese and then place cheese on the inside and cover with the other slice of bread, butter side out.
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Step 3: Cooking the Grilled Cheese

  • Place half a tablespoon of butter in the hot cast iron pan, laying the grilled cheese in the pan and letting it sizzle.
  • Cook for about 4-5 min per side, checking every 3 mins to ensure a golden crust is forming.
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Step 4: Serving Your Smoked Grilled Cheese

  • Once the bread is at your desired golden-brown state, slice the smoked grilled cheese in half and serve right away!
  • Pair your grilled cheese with potato wedges, tomato soup, or fruit jam to upscale this recipe!
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What Temperature on Your Traeger to Smoke Smoked Grilled Cheese At

For this recipe, the Traeger will be set at 400°F.

What Internal Temperature You Need to Reach For Smoked Grilled Cheese 

You won’t necessarily need to know the internal temperature of your grilled cheese sandwich is but you’ll know it’s ready when the bread has crisped up and browned, and the cheese has started melting around the edges. 

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How Long to Smoke Smoked Grilled Cheese 

The grilled cheese sandwich only needs to be cooked for 8-10 min per side.

How to Store Leftover Smoked Grilled Cheese

The bread and cheese won’t keep well if you try and store leftover grilled cheese sandwiches. They’re best eaten straight away, and can be kept out of the fridge in a container for a day. 

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Wood Chips for Smoked Grilled Cheese 

I’ll use something mild oak or pecan, but you can use apple, cedar, mesquite—whatever your go-to is. 

What to Serve With Smoked Grilled Cheese

 Smoke grilled cheese sandwiches are the star of the show and generally don’t need any sides.

I find that when I’m cooking up a grilled cheese, I’m on the go or just after a light snack. If you want to serve other things with this dish try:

Cheese Combinations

You can literally use any cheese you like, like jalsberg, swiss, harvati, edam—the list is endless. 

You can blend cheeses too. If you want to add another layer of cheese, you can sprinkle parmesan on the outside of the sandwich too.

A good tip to help the cheese melt better is to grate it before adding to you sandwich. 

What Else Can You Add to Your Sandwich?

It’s also not a crime to add other ingredients to your smoked grilled cheese sandwich. I like adding ham, bacon, and tomato, but you can add jalapeños, and chili, or try something completely new. 

You can also make it healthier by adding arugula after it’s cooked. I like to keep my smoked grilled cheese sandwiches simple though. Simple is always best!

What Kind of Bread Is Best?

Sourdough has been and gone in terms of its legacy; it’s a little bit overrated now, and let’s be honest, if it’s not cooked or toasted, it’s painstakingly hard to eat.

We use sourdough for its toughness. It holds well in the smoker, but because the sandwich isn’t in the smoker for long it’s alright to try softer breads. 

If you can’t get your hands on a sourdough for this recipe, ciabatta, rye Vienna, or a regular square tinned whole meal is fine to use. 

But you want wide bread slices that are going to give you a decent enough space to assemble the cheese onto your sandwich. 

Want More Easy And Delicious Recipes?

Here are some of my favorite Traeger recipes you can try at home.

0-400 Chicken Wings

Smoked Boneless Chicken Thighs

Traeger Cheesecake

Traeger Smoked Duck Breast

Traeger Smoked Brisket

Traeger Grilled Cheese

Charlie
What is could be better than throwing your grilled cheese sandwich on the Traeger? It adds the most delcious smoky flavor that will be impress the most fussy eaters.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, cheese, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings 4 people
Calories 356 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pellet smoker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf of sourdough thickly sliced
  • 200 g mozzarella cheese
  • 200 g gouda cheese
  • 200 g gruyere cheese

Instructions
 

Step 1: Pre-heating the Grill

  • Preheat the grill to 400°F, placing the cast iron pan directly on the grill grates and allowing it to heat for 5-10 mins.

Step 2: Assembling the Grilled Cheese

  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with about 1/2 a tablespoon of butter. This will be on the ‘outside’ of the sandwich.
  • Shred your cheese and then place cheese on the inside and cover with the other slice of bread, butter side out.

Step 3: Cooking the Grilled Cheese

  • Place half a tablespoon of butter in the hot cast iron pan, laying the grilled cheese in the pan and letting it sizzle.
  • Cook for about 4-5 min per side, checking every 3 mins to ensure a golden crust is forming.

Step 4: Serving Your Smoked Grilled Cheese

  • Once the bread is at your desired golden-brown state, slice the smoked grilled cheese in half and serve right away!
  • Pair your grilled cheese with potato wedges, tomato soup, or fruit jam to upscale this recipe!
Keyword smoked grilled cheese

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

Hungry For More?

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