Better Than Dunkin Donuts Grilled Cheese Melt


Have you ever tried the Dunkin Donuts’ Grilled Cheese Melt? It sells for just over three dollars and has the option of including ham on it. If you’ve tried it, you’ll know that it’s nothing more than a melted cheese sandwich on sourdough bread. It includes one slice of soft cheddar cheese and one slice of a soft white cheese, perhaps American cheese. We’ll show you how to make one that tastes at least 10x better.

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Dunkin’ Grilled Cheese Melt

We’re not quite sure why Dunkin’ Donuts calls their sandwich the Dunkin’ Grilled Cheese Melt. We think it would be more accurate to simply call it the Dunkin Cheese Sandwich.

Anyway, there is no grilling involved to make this menu item. The bread comes to the customer soft, and the cheese is not really melted, but rather a soft cheese is used. It seems like they probably throw it in the microwave for 20 seconds to heat it. We’ll show you how to do better!

Dunkin’® Grilled Cheese Melt Review!

By now you might be getting a sense for how we feel about the Dunkin’ Grilled Cheese Melt. Sometimes we feel like they should just stop offering sandwich foods on their menu and go with what they do well.

But we’ve had a lot of experience in making a deliciously desirable grilled cheese sandwiches so stick with us and you’ll not be needing to run to Dunkin to get your fix.

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Dunkin’ Donuts: Grilled Cheese Melt & Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich Review

Sourdough is some of our favorite bread to make grilled cheese sandwiches with. It is a nice sturdy bread that gives good results and it toasts well, turning to a nice crispy golden brown when using butter. So we’ll give Dunkin Donuts credit for a good bread choice.

But the kind of cheese that’s use as well as how the sandwich is prepared is what needs improvement and we’re going to show you how to take it up several notches.

Dunkin’ Donuts NEW Grilled Cheese Melt VS Starbucks Crispy Grilled Cheese + Ham & Cheese Melt Review

You might notice that the participating Dunkin Donuts that offer the grilled cheese melt on their menu also have the option to add ham to the cheese melt sandwich. Ham and cheese are a popular sandwich combination, so this seems like the perfect match. And you might want to give it a try, but we’ll be the first to tell you it doesn’t significantly improve the sandwich, at least to our expectations.

Dunkin Donuts Grilled Cheese Melt Nutrition Facts

There are estimated to be 480 calories in a Grilled Cheese Melt from Dunkin Donuts.  Most of those calories come from fat and carbohydrates. Total fat is estimated at 20g, 55mg cholesterol, 1120 mg sodium, 54g carbohydrates, and 21g protein.

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Slice the glazed donut in half.


There are estimated to be 480 calories in a Grilled Cheese Melt from Dunkin Donuts.

Weight Watchers Points

The following Weight Watchers points are estimated for Dunkin donuts grilled cheese.
16 freestyle points
16 smartpoints
13 pointsplus


Dunkin Donuts grilled cheese contains wheat and dairy. If you have allergies to either one or dietary restrictions, you should avoid this product.

Dunkin’ Launches New Avocado Toast And New Grilled Cheese Melts As Part Of 2021 Spring Menu

Along with the Grilled Cheese Melts, Dunkin Donuts also launched avocado toast. We haven’t tried that one, but from our research it appears to be smashed avocado on a slice of sourdough bread that’s topped with sesame seeds.

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New Grilled Cheese Melts

What do you think about the new Dunkin Donuts Grilled Cheese melts sandwich? As far as we’re concerned, a significantly better job can be done at home, for a lesser price tag. It seriously only cost about $3 for a loaf of sourdough bread and a few bucks for a block of cheese. Think of all the $3.69 Dunkin Donuts cheese melts you can make for a fraction of the cost and at a much better quality.


Some Dunkin Donuts stores also offer a Texas Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwich on their menu. If you’re not familiar, Texas Toast is a thicker bread that’s great for grilling.


When we make grilled cheese, we’ve tried using Texas Toast when we have leftovers from other recipes. The drawback to using Texas Toast for grilled cheese is that it’s thick and when heated in a skillet it’s difficult to get the cheese to melt because of the thickness of the bread. Our preference will always be sourdough, but that’s probably a personal preference.

Dunkin’ Avocado Toast, and Grilled Cheese Melts

If you’ve tried both the Dunkin’ Avocado Toast and the Grilled Cheese Melt, are you fond of either one? We’d be interested in knowing.

Dunkin Donuts Texas Toast Grilled Cheese Nutrition Facts

Dunkin Donuts Texas Toast Grilled Cheese is estimated to contain about 500 calories. These calories come mainly from carbohydrates and fat.

REVIEW: Dunkin’ Donuts Texas Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Those who have posted reviews of Dunkin’ Donuts Texas Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwich have varying opinions. Some like it. Some don’t like it. We think there are better ways to make an outstanding grilled cheese sandwich.

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Dunkin Donuts’ new grilled cheese melt is just soggy bread that is neither toasted nor grilled Grilled Cheese with Ham Melt

This expresses our sentiments exactly.  We don’t understand why they simply place two slices of cheese between two slices of bread and throw it in the microwave for 20 minutes and call it grilled cheese. Grilled cheese has a golden crispy perfection that involves a cheese pull. Theirs is not perfection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are some questions that are asked frequently about Dunkin Donuts Grilled Cheese. We trust you’ll find these answers helpful.

Does Dunkin Donuts have grilled cheese?

Yes, participating Dunkin Donuts offer grilled cheese on their menu. Some do not.

How much is a grilled cheese at Dunkin Donuts?

The price of a grilled cheese melt at Dunkin Donuts is $3.69, but prices may vary.

How much is the crispy grilled cheese at Starbucks?

The crispy grilled cheese at Starbucks is about $6. We have a post about the Starbucks version here as well as a copycat recipe that is downright delicious.

Does Starbucks make grilled cheese?

Yes, they do. And it’s good. We have a copycat recipe that you might like to try.

What’s the best cheese for grilled cheese?

The best cheese for grilled cheese is one that melts well and provides a good cheese pull, at least that’s our opinion. Some of our favorite cheeses for grilled cheese include sharp cheddar, cheddar, Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Munster cheese. We like to use a couple to use at a time to give a greater depth of flavor.

What is the best type of bread for grilled cheese?

Sourdough is the best type of bread for grilled cheese in our opinion. We like it because it’s nice and sturdy and grills well to a nice brown crisp. The flavor is delicious too.

Is mayo or butter better for grilled cheese?

We like to use butter, but you might prefer mayo. If using mayo just use caution because it has a lower smoke point than butter. You’ll want to grill your sandwich low and slow.

What can I add to my grilled cheese?

There are several things you can add to your grilled cheese sandwich. We have a whole list of sides along with a great list of add-ins in this post: What to eat with grilled cheese and grilled cheese add-ins.

How do you spice up a cheese sandwich?

You can spice up a cheese sandwich by using seasonings or by using add in toppings. If you like heat in your sandwich you can add some Cajun seasoning or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. As far as add-ins are concerned, you might like to add some slices of jalapeno pepper or other favorite pepper.

How do I raise my grilled cheese?

To amp up your grilled cheese, consider some add-in items such as bacon, tomato, lettuce, onion, spinach, ham, turkey, pepperoni, other kinds of cheese and more. For a full list of our suggested add-ins, see this post:What to eat with grilled cheese and grilled cheese add-ins.

Who invented grilled cheese?

Mr. Fredrick C. Harvey invented grilled cheese in 1885 in his restaurant in El Paso Texas.

What is grilled cheese called in England?

English folks refer to grilled cheese as a toasted cheese sandwich.

What’s another name for grilled cheese?

There are many names that refer to a grilled cheese sandwich such as patty melt sandwich, toasted cheese sandwich, and melted cheese sandwich.

What is another word for grill?

Another word for grill is barbecue. This word is typically used more frequently in various regions of the United States.

How do you name a sandwich?

You can name a sandwich any way you want. Sandwiches are typically named by what they contain.

What is a good name for a sandwich shop?

A sandwich shop can be named according to any ideas by the business owner or the designated marketing team. There are many creative ideas on the web to get started.  

What’s a good name for a restaurant?

A restaurant can be named based on its location, what is serves, the owner’s name or any other creative ideas that are determined.

Can two restaurants have the same name?

Typically, two restaurants cannot have the same name. This presents conflicts and should be avoided.

Sweet + Cheese

We’re about to show you how to make a donut grilled cheese sandwich. It includes both sweet and cheesy flavors. It has nothing to do with the Dunkin Donut grilled cheese sandwich, but it’s a great tribute to the chain store donut company.

How to Make Donut Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

It’s really easy to make donut grilled cheese sandwiches. All you’ll need is some glazed donuts, your favorite kind of cheese, and butter.


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butter, softened


1. Heat a skillet on the stove over medium heat.

2. Use a butcher knife to cut your donut in half so that you have two slices. Place each slide with the cut side up on a plate.

3. Spread each slice with softened butter on the cut side.

4. Place one slice of donut in the pan with cut side down. Add the cheese on top and add the remaining donut piece.

5. Cook for about one minute per side until the cheese is melted or until the donut is golden brown on both sides.

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