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Avocado Grilled Cheese Recipe

Total Time

15 minutes


Makes 2–3 sandwiches

Diet Type


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 6–7 chicken tenders, cooked & shredded
  • 3 ounces shaved Pecorino Romano
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 4 slices gluten-free bread
  • 1–2 tablespoons butter


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl add avocados, garlic and lemon juice, mixing until well combined.
  3. Add butter to skillet and once melted, add bread.
  4. Build sandwich in skillet: on one side add feta cheese and chicken, on other side, add shaved pecorino and tomatoes.
  5. Remove each sandwich half to a plate after 3–5 minutes, once bread is golden brown on bottom.
  6. Place avocado spread on one side of grilled cheese. Carefully and quickly bring two sandwich halves together to form your grilled cheese.

Grilled cheeses are pretty darn awesome. But I’m not talking about the processed yellow cheese sandwiches of your youth. This Avocado Grilled Cheese is a totally delicious, grown-up version.

It’s made with two types of cheeses, feta crumbles and Pecorino Romano, decidedly not plain ole American cheese. It’s also super creamy (and full of healthy fats!) thanks to the addition of benefit-rich avocado. And it gets an extra protein boost from the chicken tenders — try my Bacon-Crusted Chicken Tenders for that ingredient.

When you need a lunch or dinner that’s simple to make, tastes amazing and the entire family will love, this avocado grilled cheese is it!

Avocado grilled cheese step 1 - Dr. Axe
In a high-powered blender, mix avocados, garlic and lemon juice, and purée till smooth. This creamy spread is going to infuse your avocado grilled cheese with a ton of flavor.

Avocado grilled cheese step 2 - Dr. Axe

Next, melt butter in a pan and add the gluten-free bread slices. On one side, top the bread with the shredded chicken and feta cheese. On the other bread, add the Pecorino Romano cheese and fresh tomato slices.

This avocado grilled cheese looks great already, but it’s about to be even better …

Avocado grilled cheese recipe - Dr. Axe

When the bread slices are golden brown on the bottom, about 3–5 minutes, remove the sandwich halves and place them on a plate. Choose a side and spread the avocado mixture all over it. Delicious!

Then, move quickly and carefully and bring the sandwich halves together to avoid spilling (although don’t let that yummy filling go to waste!).

This avocado grilled cheese is great for a simple dinner — just pair with a side salad. You can even omit the chicken if you don’t have any on hand or want to keep this vegetarian, or even replace the chicken with turkey bacon.

Once you try this avocado grilled cheese, you’ll never go back!

Josh Axe

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  1. Pat M on

    What bread brand? Most commercially available ones contain corn starch, modified food starch or brown rice flour (clearly not of the sprouted variety).

  2. Kelly on

    For my GF, DF. NSF needs, I use Ancient Grains GF bread, GOAT cheese & no tomato… I also add Bubbies fermented ( probiotic filled) relish or sauerkraut! Or have a Bubbies pickle on the side! SO YUMMY~ staple ingredients I always keep at hand!
    * I order my GF bread in bulk on the ancient grains website or if COSTCO carries it!

  3. Debbie Stevens on

    I often see cheese in his recipes. I wish he offered dairy free along with gluten free in all his recipes.

  4. vickie on

    Looks good. I like all of the ingredients. But, what is the best brand of gluten free bread you have tried? The ones I have tried are a little cardboard tasting.

    • Peggy Erday on

      I like the Canyon BakeHouse gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and soy free bread. I also use Udi’s gluten free.

  5. Barbara on

    i have a brand of gluten free bread from the freezer section at a grocery 30 miles away, it’s called UDI’s; i hardly eat it, supposed to be on Leaky Gut Immune Program….don’t notice anything, Must be missing information tho i’ve printed what i think is ALL the programs out.

    ‘m about ready to go make this but have no Feta, but i do have the Pecorino Romano….And the chicken is frozen, o well, maybe just bone broth again.

  6. rob on

    I’d say Ezekiel bread,sprouted grain, would b good or any sprout Ed grain bread. And use what cheese u have iam going to try it.

  7. Diane on

    Glutino or Schaar are the best gluten free breads I have tried. (specialty food stores in the freezer section ornin a GF section if most stores)

  8. Marilyn on

    I just read an article that stated that essential oils are very toxic to cats, even when used in a diffuser. Do you know if there is any truth in this. I sure hope not!


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