The Pie Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe calls for the use of a pie iron. These are handy little sandwich makers made from aluminum, steel or cast iron. My favorite is the cast iron pie iron like this one found on Amazon. There are a variety of pie irons you can choose from and these are used for more than just grilled cheese sandwiches. I’ve used them to cook eggs, toast, and even hamburgers. I’ve also used this great cooking tool to make cookies as well as other tasty desserts. They are easy to clean and don’t take up much room in the car when packing for your camping trips.

My favorite thing to do with the pie iron is to make grilled cheese sandwiches. One thing I do often is I’ll roast a chicken over the campfire and have some left overs so that they can be used in the Pie Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Other items you can add include bacon, sausage, mushrooms and anything else that you desire. It is fun to get creative with the pie irons and come up with your own recipes. You can also find this recipe, as well as other tasty campfire recipes in my new outdoor cook book Damn Fine Dishes.

Rome PIe Iron

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Pie Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A delicious grilled cheese sandwich made over a campfire.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Person
Calories 280 kcal


  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 slices deli cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Heat pie iron in the fire for about two minutes. You don't want it too hot just hot enough to melt the butter.

  2. Remove the pie iron from the fire and open it up. Place on a surface but be careful as it will be hot. Apply butter on both sides to coat the iron.

  3. Place a piece of bread on one side, then place one or two pieces of cheese on top and finally the second piece of bread.

  4. Close the pie iron and secure it so it stays closed.

  5. Place pie iron on the campfire, turning often, for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Check the sandwich by opening the pie iron to see how it is cooking. It will be done when the bread is golden brown and the cheese has melted.