Epic Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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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.


    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 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 1089kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 12 frozen tater tots
    • 1/2 pound fresh chorizo sausage, casing removed
    • 1 cup freshly grated colby jack cheese
    • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
    • 4 slices of bread


    • 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.


    Nutrition Facts
    Epic Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
    Calories 1089 Calories from Fat 720
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 80g123%
    Carbohydrates 44g15%
    Fiber 4g16%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 50g100%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 


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  • The Busy Brunette says:

    Holy moly does that b-fast sandwich look good! I can’t wait to try it… my mouth is watering!!!! :-)
    The Busy Brunette

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    Haha, I have TOTALLY done that to a table! Good thing distressed wood is in ;)
    Now, the only other thing that needs to get in is this sandwich. Like, In my BELLY! Pinned!

    • Julie says:

      Hahaha, so true on the distressed wood thing :P

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Only you could manage that accident twice in a lifetime ;) I NEED this grilled cheese sandwich asap!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Grilled cheese for breakfast it the best! Yum!

  • Maria says:

    Epic indeed!

  • nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says:

    I destroyed our coffee table when I was younger that same way!!! Damn you nail polish remover!!

    (PS- if you destroy anything bad enough & have to replace it, don’t forget it get 20% off at PB, West Elm. xoxo)

    • Julie says:

      Haha, maybe I should destroy some couches so we can get some new ones ;) it’s our little secret, right? Maybe not so much now that I posted this public comment, ha! Thank you, you’re the best <3 xoxoxo

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Well, this is my ideal way to start the day! Grilled cheese all the way! Oh, and nail polish remover and me are frenemies. Can’t live without her, but she always finds a way onto our rug!

  • Heather Christo says:

    OMG- that is horrifying Julie! If it makes you feel better, we saw last year that Pia had scratched “Olympia” in our 200 year old antique side board with a paperclip end :) Sandwich looks epic.

  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says:

    Can we raise the roof for this recipe?! It really is epic and I love everything about it. YUM!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Oh yah!! Love this!!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Oh my gosh, I did the same thing to my mom’s vanity when I was little! There’s still a mark on it that glares at me anytime I visit home, haha. My mom is in town this week so maybe if I make her this epic sandwich all will be forgiven? ;)

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    I used to spill it all the time on my parents coffee table. They would get so mad from even the cotton balls just sitting there stripping the wood. Oops. Maybe one day we will learn.

  • francesca says:

    Woah – epic indeed! just last weekend I had a breakfast burger and I thought that was epic :)

  • Jessica - The Novice Chef says:

    WHOA. This totally is epic! But then again, I will eat absolutely anything that includes chorizo!

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms says:

    Holy yum, I have no words for how freaking epic this is. It truly is the most epic grilled cheese I’ve ever seen in my life, I am going to HAVE to make it ASAP!!

  • Sarah | Broma Bakery says:

    Oh no, poor tables! Well, at least you have this gorgeous sandwich to make things right!

  • Teresa says:

    Did you thaw the chorizo overnight?

    • Julie says:

      Well, if you use fresh chorizo sausage you don’t need to. I just had mine frozen because I buy a bunch at a time :) I did thaw overnight in the fridge, yes.

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    I totally spilled nail polish remover on my dresser when I was around 10 or so and we had to end up painting it white to cover it up! Thankfully it actually looked better after it was painted than it had before! These breakfast sandwiches are making my mouth water! They look amazing!!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    I don’t know what part of this I love more – the tots or the cheese, or the chorizo!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    Oh yes, have totally done that to a table! Awful! This sandwich though? Totally epic!

  • Gaby says:

    Oh my! This is such an epic breakfast! YUM!!!

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    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!

  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says:

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

  • DB Mom says:

    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).

  • Neyssa | Latina Mom Meals says:

    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!

  • Lisa says:

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

    • Julie says:

      Yay! Glad to have you here!

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