Sharing a fun twist on everyone’s favorite cheesy sandwich, with this Garlic Naan Grilled Cheese. Homemade naan bread, garlic butter, fresh herbs, and cheddar cheese are all cooked together to create a simple, but delicious grilled cheese sandwich. It’s garlicky and buttery on the outside, full of cheesy goodness inside, and takes just 15 minutes to make. This twist on the classic is truly SO delish. Best enjoyed with your favorite bowl of tomato soup, or simply eat as is. Great for lunch…or dinner…any day of the week!
You guys remember last week’s garlic herb butter naan? You do, right?
Well, I turned that naan into a very simple grilled cheese, and well, I am very into it. This may just be one of my simplest recipes yet, but when I thought it up last week while hiking, I knew I had to make it. Sure, someone out there in the world has probably already made a grilled cheese using naan bread, but I personally have not. So I checked that off my list, and am now sharing the idea with all of you.
Also, I might have a slight addiction to naan. I’ve been incorporating it into so many recipes the last few weeks. It’s currently my favorite bread recipe…for sure.
With life being as busy as it’s been the past few months, I’m on the lookout for delicious easy recipes. Sometimes that means big salads, instant pot pastas, and sheet pan dinners. Other times it’s just a good ole grilled cheese. Preferably with some tomato soup, but honestly soup or no soup, grilled cheese is always the best.
Especially when made with naan. Which really just feels like a fun, garlicky, herby twist on a childhood favorite.
Here are the details.
Find yourself some naan bread. This is obviously my favorite recipe, but store-bought naan works great too.
Now, mix together a little garlic herb butter with fresh garlic and fresh herbs. Spread the butter on one side of the naan and top with cheese on the other. I used a mix of sharp cheddar and buttery Havarti, but you can really use whatever cheese you love most. Anything works as long as it’s a melting cheese.
Heat your skillet, pan cook the naan until the cheese inside has melted, and the outside is golden and slightly crisp. As the cheese melts on the inside, the garlic on the outside slowly begins to caramelize. The butter turns toasty, and the herbs fry in the butter.
I always finish my grilled cheese sandwiches with a drizzle of honey and a pinch of flaky sea salt. It’s my little trick that makes a grilled cheese better than any other you’ve had before. Trust me, the honey + sea salt is a MUST (it’s honestly beyond words how good it is).
As I mentioned yesterday, the whole reason for the creamy Moroccan tomato soup was because of this naan grilled cheese. But soup or no soup, this grilled cheese is going to be amazing!
If you’re looking for some greens, I recommend a very simple side salad. Arugula or kale with fresh lemon would be delicious. Something like this lemony arugula.
The best part? If you have naan and cheese on hand, this can be made in 15 minutes or less. Just 15 minutes!! I mean, it does not get better.
Bottom line here? If you have not yet made this naan, make it soon. Then make this grilled cheese with the leftovers. It’s truly heaven on Earth. Dramatic? Yes, very, but so true.
If you make this garlic naan grilled cheese, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Garlic Naan Grilled Cheese.
Calories Per Serving: 473 kcal
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- 2 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs - such as parsley, cilantro, chives, and/or dill
- 2 pieces naan, homemade or store-bought
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded havarti or fontina cheese
- honey, for serving
- crushed red pepper, flakes for serving
- 1. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, and herbs, 2. Spread one side of each piece of naan with garlic butter. Flip the naan over and layer the cheese on one half of the naan. Fold the other half of the naan over the cheese (like a taco). Repeat with the second piece of naan.3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place the naan (the buttered sides should be on the outside), one at a time, in the skillet and cook until golden on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve topped with honey, chili flakes, and sea salt, if desired. Enjoy!