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The epic breakfast grilled cheese sandwich has everything you want on a breakfast platter but in a sandwich form. Your breakfast has never looked this epic.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever spilled acetone on a wood table before. Raise your hand if you’ve done it before and clearly didn’t learn your lesson and did it again on your anniversary night. HIIIIIIIIIIII!

When I was about, oh 12 years old maybe, my dad gifted my mom a brand new cherry wood vanity table. It was pretty darn expensive from some furniture store that has since closed. I decided, as the independent 12-year old that I was, that it would be a BRILLIANT idea to paint my nails on her brand new vanity table because I mean, where else could I have done this? I ended up spilling nail polish remover on it and proceeded to WIPE it with a towel, not knowing that acetone basically strips all the wood finish and paint. Oh my god. You can only imagine how much trouble I was in. Haha, to this day, my parents still have that vanity table with that ‘love mark’ on it. Just a constant friendly reminder of where a 12 year old should not paint her nails. Also, my parents banned me from using nail polish for a year. I had to sneak over to my girlfriends’ houses to use their nail polish, haha

You would think I’d learn my lesson from that incident. Nope.

Last week, after we had gotten home from our anniversary dinner, I decided to soak off my gel polish on our EXPENSIVE Ethan Allen dining room table. Like this was the dining room table, if you remember from this post, where we were debating whether or not to buy. Anyway, so I did lay down a placemat over my work area and damnit acetone, it just had to drip a little bit on the placemat and seep through to the wood table. It like literally made indentions and stripped a bit of the finish off. It’s actually NOT as horrible as what I did to my parent’s vanity table but it’s still somewhat noticeable. Jason was like, ‘omg you are single-handedly destroying this dining room table and you’re nervous about a potential PUPPY gnawing on it.’ Haha, touché.

The epic breakfast grilled cheese sandwich has everything you want on a breakfast platter but in a sandwich form. Your breakfast has never looked this epic.

As you can imagine, this is one epic breakfast grilled cheese sandwich. I buy fresh chorizo sausage from Whole Foods all.the.time. and I take them out of the casings and press them flat into a freezer Ziploc bag and freeze them for later. I was sitting on the couch one evening and I was like, I’m totally craving a chorizo grilled cheese sandwich. Totally random but I had to do it.

The next day, I was like omg, I could make the world’s most epic breakfast grilled cheese sandwich. And I did. Tater tots, chorizo, and cheese all in this glorious sandwich. Get itttt!

The epic breakfast grilled cheese sandwich has everything you want on a breakfast platter but in a sandwich form. Your breakfast has never looked this epic.

Your breakfast sandwich never looked this epic.

Epic Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Everything you want on a breakfast platter but in a sandwich form. Your breakfast has never looked this epic!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 12 frozen tater tots
  • ½ pound fresh chorizo sausage, casing removed
  • 1 cup freshly grated colby jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 4 slices of bread

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  • Bake frozen tater tots according to the instructions on the package. Once done, smash tater tots with the back of a wooden spoon. Let cool.
  • In the meantime, brown chorizo in a small skillet and break it apart into pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula. Drain and put in bowl, set aside.
  • To assemble sandwich, butter one side of each bread. Place butter side down on the cutting board and sprinkle 1/2 cup of shredded cheese in an even layer on top of bread. Place 6 smashed tater tots on top of the cheese in 2 rows then sprinkle half the chorizo sausage on top. Place the other slice of bread, with the butter side facing up, on top of the chorizo layer. Gently press down.
  • Heat skillet to medium heat and place sandwich in the skillet. Cook until cheese is melted and both sides are browned, about 5-7 minutes total. Repeat with the other sandwich.


Serving: 1 sandwich | Calories: 1089 kcal | Carbohydrates: 44 g | Protein: 50 g | Fat: 80 g | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 4 g

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Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast sandwich
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Sunday 30th of September 2018

Just discovered your site, saw all the cheesy goodness going on and can’t wait to dive in!


Monday 1st of October 2018

Yay! Glad to have you here!

Neyssa | Latina Mom Meals

Monday 26th of February 2018

Yes, I have done this. Well, actually, it's been done to me...numerous times! (I have three daughters.)

Love that your parents still have the vanity. And this grilled cheese sandwich looks amazing!

DB Mom

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Woweee! Looks awesome and love that it's less than 5 ingredients! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to try this (with soyrizo).

Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

Friday 8th of May 2015

This sandwich looks so tasty! I'm not usually one for breakfast food but I think I could make an exception for this!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Friday 8th of May 2015

Oh I love that you added tater tots to yours! I recently made a breakfast grilled cheese too but now I gotta revisit it with tots!