Grilled PB&J

Last week I was home sick from work. Which was great because I slept until 10:45 and then got to catch up on some of my favorite Food Network shows while curled on the couch drinking orange juice and water. But the biggest problem with being home during the day is what to do for lunch.

I have a confession to make.

I hate making lunch. I don’t know why. Sandwiches are always easy to put together, but I just hate doing it! Pulling out so many ingredients to simply place between bread for a not-so-spectacular sandwich just doesn’t seem worth it! When it comes to packing lunches for work, it’s usually leftovers or PB&J. And always a serving a fruit or vegetable.

My usual go to at home lunch is a grilled cheese sandwich. But I just wasn’t feeling it. So I decided to try grilling a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

One question: Why haven’t I done this before?!

The crispiness of the bread and the ooey-gooey warmth of the peanut butter make for a completely different sandwich. This sandwich is almost bordering on breakfast – it reminded me of a stuffed french toast.

And the possibilities are endless – use Nutella, any flavor jam or jelly you like, marshmallow cream, fresh fruit…

Grilled PB&J


  • 2 slices of sandwich bread
  • butter or margarine, for spreading
  • peanut butter, for spreading
  • jam or jelly, for spreading


  1. Heat a small skillet over low to medium heat.
  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Spread peanut butter on the opposite side of one slice and jam on the other. Sandwich together so that both buttered sides are facing out.
  3. Place sandwich butter side down in warm skillet. Cook over medium heat until bottom piece of bread is golden.
  4. Flip sandwich to toast the 2nd side until the bread is golden and the filling warm.
  5. Slice on a diagonal and serve.

Grilled PB&J

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