This Spooky Grilled Cheese is a Halloween twist on a classic. It’s super easy to make and is sure to bring a smile to your little one’s face.


When Kenya first started attending school, I would ask him what he wanted in his school lunch. Pretty much everyday he would say the same thing, “Grilled cheese, please!” If it were up to Kenya, I’m pretty sure he would’ve chosen grilled cheese every day. And to this day, he would still choose the same! He has always had a thing for a good grilled cheese. Who doesn’t?! 


In an effort to not let my kids get fixated on eating the same thing, I try to put something different in their lunches each day. One of my favorite ways to get my kids interested in the foods they eat, is to get them involved in the cooking process. Especially with Gemma starting to show an interest more and more with cooking, I’ve seen how helpful it is for her to take pride over what she’s made. When I’m making her school lunch, I try to give her different tasks that she’d enjoy to. 


For this Spooky Grilled Cheese, I gave her a ton of different Halloween cookie cutters to make spooky shapes in the bread, which she loves doing. But as much fun as it is to make these sammies, eating them is even better — especially for the grilled cheese lover in your life! My husband has already “commented” to me numerous times to make him this sammie for lunch. In fact, moments after we shot the pictures above, he ate everything on the plate!


I guarantee you’ll be back leaving a comment here about what a hit it was once your little one comes home from school with an empty lunch box and is asking for more.


Spooky Grilled Cheese

This Spooky Grilled Cheese is a Halloween twist on a classic. It's super easy to make and is sure to bring a smile to your little one's face.
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Servings: 4
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • butter
  • 8 slices pumpernickel or dark rye bread
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese


  • Using a Halloween themed cookie cutter, take four slices of the bread and cut out the centers.
  • Heat butter in a griddle or skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook the cut side pieces of bread and the whole pieces of bread in the saute pan for 3 minutes. Flip the whole piece of bread, cover with a slice of cheese and top with the un-cooked piece of cut-out bread cooking an additional 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve.


Sodium: 350mg | Fiber: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Calories: 210kcal | Fat: 8g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 25g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I made a hybrid between the Grilled Avocado and Cheese sammie and this one by cutting out bats from two peices of bread, then making the Grilled Avocado and Cheese sammie with that rather than dealing with oozing cheese. Plus,the 2 year old was able to help prep the sammies this way!

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