Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese

Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese

What do you do with leftover glazed donuts? Well, you make a recipe for Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese, of course!

A sweet, cheesy, salty breakfast that has juuuuust right amount of over the top flare 🙂

Heck, this doesn’t even have to be breakfast…a treat that you could enjoy any time of day, a breakfast for dinner idea, or the PERFECT late night snack!

All you need are bacon, cheese, glazed donuts, and a little butter 🙂

ingredients for the sandwiches

How to Make Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese

Cook 4 slices of bacon any way you prefer…skillet, microwave, or I used my air fryer.

Then slice two glazed donuts in half lengthwise.

cooked bacon and sliced donut

And set a skillet over medium low heat.

Once it’s heated, add the butter and when the butter is melted place the bottom half of the donuts cut side down.

donut in a skillet cut side down

Then put a slice of cheese on each and two slices of bacon.

adding cheese and bacon to the the donut

Add another slice of cheese and top each with the top half of the donut, cut side up.

These will cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, and using a spatula to press them down slightly helps to hold them together a bit.

donut grilled cheese before cooking

Oh me Oh my! Just look at that golden brown, melty, cheesy creation!

Droolworthy for sure!

Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese

Time to dig into Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese 🙂

Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese

Messy sandwich alert…you’ll need a wet nap or a good handwashing after these. But SO worth it.

Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese

We had these with fried eggs on the side, and let me just say dipping them into the egg yolks made these even more magical.

Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese

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Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese

Donut Bacon Grilled Cheese uses a glazed donut for the bread, add cheese and bacon for a unique breakfast, snack, or breakfast for dinner

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Blackstone, Cheese, Donut, Easy, Griddle, Grilled, Recipe, Sandwich, TikTok
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 532 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 2 glazed donuts
  • 4 slices cheese of choice (I used colby jack)
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  1. Slice the donuts in half lengthwise. Set a skillet or griddle over medium low heat.

  2. Add the butter to the skillet or griddle and once melted place the bottoms of the donuts cut side down. Add a slice of cheese to each, then add the bacon, another slice of cheese, then place the top half of the donut cut side up.

  3. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, pressing down slightly with a spatula.

  4. Remove from the skillet or griddle and serve right away.

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