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How to Make a Vegan Grilled Cheese -

Vegan Grilled Cheese (Classic & Bacon)

  • Author: Brittany at
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: Vegan


The classic grilled cheese sandwich, veganized! Lunch doesn't get much easier than this.


  • 2 slices sandwich bread (1/2" thick)
  • 1/3 cup vegan cheese shreds (mozza + cheddar blend), plus extra
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter (divided)
  • 2 -4 slices tempeh bacon, fried until crisp (optional)


  1. Classic grilled cheese: Sprinkle vegan cheese shreds on a slice of bread. Top with second slice of bread.
  2. Tempeh bacon grilled cheese: Sprinkle half of the vegan cheese over a slice of bread, add sliced tempeh bacon, and then sprinkle the remaining vegan cheese over the bacon. Top with second slice of bread.
  3. Preheat cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Melt 1/2 tbsp vegan butter in a hot skillet. Add sandwich and cook until golden brown and crispy. Use a spatula to lift the sandwich and check the progress as needed.
  5. Add another 1/2 tbsp of butter to the pan and use a spatula to carefully flip the sandwich.
  6. Top the cooked side with a light sprinkle of vegan cheese shreds.
  7. Continue cooking the underside until golden brown. Quickly flip the sandwich once more, cooking just long enough for the cheese on the outside to get fried and crispy.
  8. Slice on a diagonal and let the sandwich rest for a couple of minutes before eating.
  9. Optional: Serve with your favourite condiments - ketchup. hummus and vegan ranch are both great options.