Spooky Grilled Cheese

If I asked Kenya what he wanted in his school lunch everyday, most times he would say grilled cheese. Of course I'm the annoying type of mom who, in an effort to not let my kid get fixated on eating the same thing, tries to put something different in her kid's lunch each day. Little good it's done me. Kenya has always had a thing for a good grilled cheese. If you let your little one have grilled cheese everyday, try making him or her one of these spookie sammies to put a fun Halloween spin on what they're used to eating. 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.

I let Kenya help me make his lunch while he eats his breakfast, giving him cookie cutters to make spooky shapes in the bread, which he 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 I shot the picture above, he ate everything on the plate!


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Spooky Grilled Cheese (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 6 mins

nut free


  • butter
  • 8 Slices Pumpernickel or Dark Rye Bread
  • 4 Slices cheddar cheese


1. Using a Halloween themed cookie cutter, take four slices of the bread and cut out the centers.
2. Heat butter in a griddle or skillet over medium heat.
3. 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.
4. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. 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.