Making this Traeger Grilled Cheese on a wood pellet grilled gives you a super crunchy exterior, melty interior, and a kiss of smokey flavor. Best grilled cheese ever.
There’s nothing like a good ole grilled cheese sandwich. And boy oh boy does this Traeger grilled cheese hit the SPOT when you’re craving one. It’s got a hint of smokey flavor from the wood pellet grill/smoker and the texture is out of this world.
It’s super easy to make a grilled cheese on the smoker…just about as easy as it is to make one on the stovetop. The best part is, on a nice day when you want to be outside, or you already have some food on the smoker, you can just slide a skillet directly on the grates, melt some butter and get to assembling the layers of gooey, melty goodness.
I’m sure you’re wondering…
How do you cook grilled cheese on the Traeger?
This is super simple. All you need is a cast iron skillet.
Because I like to cook my grilled cheese sandwiches in butter, I find that making them in a skillet is a great idea. Sure, you could make the sandwich directly on the grates, but some of the cheese may drip down and it won’t be as buttery and flavorful.
So, with the Traeger, all you do is slide a skillet directly on the grates. Then, you add some butter and let it melt. Assemble the grilled cheese and place it in the skillet. Let it cook, turning halfway. Voila!
What kind of bread is best?
I love sprouted wheat bread just as much as the next girl but this grilled cheese recipe calls for something more “traditional” like sourdough (our favorite), Texas toast, or good old white sandwich bread.
Any good quality, soft, sandwich bread will do, but again, we prefer sourdough. The extra flavor is divine.
What kind of cheese is best for grilled cheese?
Any sliced cheese that melts well works here. Colby jack is our favorite from a flavor and melting standpoint, but you could do American, cheddar, fontina, mozzarella, pepper Jack for a kick, Swiss for something different – get creative!
You’ll quickly find out that any way you stack it, these babies are delicious.
Oh, and I should mention add-ons. I choose to keep this simple, but you could certainly add veggies or spreads to the mix like tomatoes, spinach, chipotle mayo – again, the world is your oyster! Get smokin’!
Love Traeger recipes? You’ve got to check out my tutorial for making pizza on the Traeger! It’s the BEST!Print
Making this Traeger Grilled Cheese on a wood pellet grilled gives you a super crunchy exterior, melty interior and a kiss of smokey flavor.
- 2 slices bread (we like sourdough)
- about 2 Tbsp. softened butter, divided
- 4 slices cheese (we like Colby Jack best)
- cast iron pan
- Preheat the grill to 450F.
- Once the grill has preheated, place the cast iron pan directly on the grill grates and allow it to heat for 5-10 min while you get the sandwich ready.
- Spread one side of each piece of bread with about 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
- Place one piece of bread, buttered side down on a baking sheet or plate and lay the cheese on the bread. Close the sandwich with the other piece of bread (butter side out) and bring it and the remaining tablespoon of butter to the grill.
- Place the butter in the hot skillet, and then lay the grilled cheese in the pan. Cook for about 8-10 min per side.
- Slice in half and serve!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 16 minutes
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Wood Pellet Grill
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 sandwhich
- Calories: 718
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 650 mg
- Fat: 50 g
- Saturated Fat: 30 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 44 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 26 g
- Cholesterol: 110 mg
Keywords: grilled cheese, traeger, wood pellet grill, smoker