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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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 473 kcal

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  • 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! 
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  1. I was wondering what is the cubed cheese? In the recipe it says shredded for both. Also what herbs did you use in the video on Instagram? And lastly where can I find your Naan recipe? Thanks so much!

    1. Hey Emily,
      You can use all shredded or cubed cheese, honestly whatever cheeses you enjoy will work here! The naan recipe is listed above with this recipe:) I hope you love it! xTieghan

  2. Is there a way to store dough so you can make one fresh every day? I love alone and love using your recipes for meal prepping and I think it would be so delish if I could make a fresh naan every day that I need one for a recipe without having to whip up the dough every time… is it possible to freeze the dough?

  3. 5 stars
    This is so flavorful and delicious, plus easy to make! I added some bacon bits and it was the perfect brunch meal. Thank you for another great recipe 🙂

    1. Hey Brittany,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it worked out for you! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    This naan garlic butter bread grilled cheese recipe is the best! I used fresh chopped cilantro I got with my tacos from the Cuban drive thru last night, bakery fresh naan bread from Kroger, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, added some slices of honey ham, butter garlic, and of course the honey & sea salt at the end! Omg, seriously deliciousness!! Thank you for the amazing recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    AMAZING! Followed this to the T and it was heaven! Never thought of sea salt and honey on a grilled cheese but GAMECHANGER status right now! My husband and I devoured it and made it for lunch a second day in a row! Thank you for your recipe and I cannot wait to try more of your recipes!
    To anyone reading this…TRY THIS GRILLED CHEESE NOW!!! its NAAN-negotiable..lol 🙂

    1. Hi Melissa! I am so happy this recipe turned out so well for you! Thank you for trying it and for the cute pun! xTieghan

  6. Ok I so want to make this but can’t figure it out. This doesn’t look folded at all. Stupid me needs a video on how to make a simple naan grilled cheese 🤦‍♀️

    1. Hey Patrice,
      This is a very similar fold to a taco, simply fold the naan over once:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  7. I must be daft! How can one confused over such simple instructions? If the naan is folded over like
    a taco why does it resemble a cheese pizza in the photo? Does it get unfolded at the end? And why does it have those yummy char marks on it like it was under a broiler? Please help cause I NEED to make this!

    1. Hi Patti,
      If you follow the recipe as is and the photos, I promise it will come out looking like them. The char marks are from the skillet, this is what your naan should look like. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    I took the first bite and literally said out loud, “Oh wow!” It’s taking all my self-control to not eat another one immediately!

  9. Sorry, I am not clear on the recipe instructions and I am also confused by the photo. If there are only 2 naan (naans?), and each is folded over, why do they have to be cooked one at a time? It seems like there should be enough room in a large skillet for both. Then you don’t have two people’s sandwich cooling down while you are cooking the other sandwich. Also, the recipe serves four, yet the sandwich pictured is cut into thirds. So the two sandwiches together would be cut into a total of six pieces. That doesn’t serve four evenly. I’m picturing everyone eating one piece, then they have to arm wrestle to see which two diners get a second piece. 🙂 It seems like each sandwich should be cut in half, not thirds. Or if you want to be fancier, cut each sandwich into fourths so each person gets two smaller pieces instead of one bigger piece, which makes the sandwich a little easier to eat gracefully.

    1. Hi Marcia! The pieces of naan are quite large, so one only fits on the skillet at a time.. Also, it serves four, but feel free to cut it however you would like to to serve! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    My husband said it best “flavor just exploded in my mouth” just a beautiful combination of salty sweet and savory! I don’t know if I’ll be able to do regular grilled cheese again. So so good!