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Keto-Friendly Recipe: Grilled Cheese with Kimchi

The grilled cheese sandwich is the ultimate comfort food, and this recipe has a few tips to keep it gluten-free, keto-friendly, and includes one of our favorite gut healthy fermented foods: kimchi.

Now, you may be wondering...what is kimchi?

Kimchi is a fermented food that is popular in Korean cuisine, and it makes a great addition to this classic sandwich.

Cheese and kimchi are a match made in heaven. The tangy, spicy kimchi pairs perfectly with the rich, creamy cheese in this easy-to-make grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

This is sure to be a hit with our keto friends and kimchi lovers alike! Let’s get started!


Grilled cheese sandwich with kimchi and fermented pickle on the side

Keto-Friendly Recipe

Grilled Cheese with Kimchi

Serves 1
Prep 1 minute
Cook 9 minutes
Total 10 minutes

1 TBSP butter - we like Truly Grass Fed
2 slices GF bread - Base Culture Paleo Bread: 7 Nut & Seed
1 TBSP mayo - Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo
Kashkaval Cheese
Olive My Pickle Classic Kimchi
    Ingredients for grilled cheese with Kimchi


    1. Heat butter over medium heat. Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with mayonnaise.
    2. Spreading Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo on bread
    3. Place the bread, mayonnaise-side-up, in the skillet. Divide your cheese evenly over the slices.

      Added cheese on top of bread
    4. When the cheese has just melted, add the Kimchi to one side.Placing Kimchi on top of melted cheese
    5. Use a spatula to close the sandwich. Press with the spatula to melt, then warm and flip until the bread is crusty-brown and the sandwich is warmed through, 2 to 4 minutes. Eat and enjoy!
    Keto-friendly grilled cheese sandwich with kimchi and fermented pickles on the side
    Pro Tip

    Don't cook the ferments. Heating ferments above 144° F will pasteurize them, destroying all of the live cultures and probiotics. To avoid this, add ferments to your dish last. (Think garnish.)