How to Make Chrissy Teigen’s Famous Grilled Cheese Vegan
Make Chrissy Teigen's classic recipe the vegan way.

How to Make Chrissy Teigen’s Famous Grilled Cheese Vegan

Is there anything more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich? This vegan recipe is adapted from Chrissy Teigen’s much-loved version.

There are few things that feel as comforting as a grilled cheese sandwich. This recipe is adapted from Chrissy Teigen’s classically-loved spicy interpretation of the known favorite, but of course, we’ve transformed it into a vegan delight. Whether you choose to use our favorite vegan cheeses or yours, you cannot go wrong with the crispy, spicy, ooey-gooey goodness. This feel-good, make-everything-better sandwich is the perfect treat after a long day, best served with a blanket on the couch.

How to Make Chrissy Teigen’s Famous Grilled Cheese Vegan

Treat yourself to a vegan grilled cheese after a long day.

Vegan Jalapeño Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 6-10 minutes | Makes 2 servings


4 slices sourdough bread
4 tablespoons vegan butter, softened (can also use vegan mayonnaise)
1 jalapeño, sliced thinly into rings
1 ½ cup finely grated vegan parmesan cheese
1 cup vegan shredded cheddar cheese


  1. On one side of each slice of bread, spread about 2 teaspoons of the vegan butter. Arrange a few jalapeño slices on each buttered slice, pressing down lightly to help them adhere to the bread.
  2. Place the vegan parmesan in a shallow baking dish (8×8”). (If the parmesan shreds are large, use a knife to chop them finely on a cutting board before using). Working one at a time, press the buttered side with jalapeños down into the parmesan. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
  3. Heat a large, nonstick skillet or griddle to medium-low.
  4. Build the sandwiches by placing two slices of bread in the skillet, parmesan-coated side down, and scattering ½ cup vegan cheddar cheese each on two bread slices. Top each with one slice of bread (the parmesan-crusted side facing up).
  5. Cover and cook until the underside is golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Carefully flip the sandwiches and continue to cook, covered, until the second side is golden brown and the cheese inside is melted and gooey. Move to a wire rack to cool slightly before slicing. Serve immediately.

Notes & Tips: 

If vegan Parmesan is not available, any finely shredded vegan cheese substitute will work.
For an even spicier sandwich, swap the shredded cheddar for a vegan shredded pepper jack cheese!