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Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt

A friend of mine sent me a link to this sandwich, I didn’t believe Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt really existed. I thought the Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt was a joke. It’s not, my friends, it is not a joke. Now, first let me say, this isn’t something that we should eat everyday, or even once in awhile, we should eat this once in a great awhile. What is this you ask? This is essentially a Grilled Cheese on Sourdough bread, with the addition of 4 deep fried cheese sticks served with a side of marina sauce. Have they pushed our desires for cheesy goodness to far?

Denny's Fried Cheese Melt Recipe

Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt

For this recipe I recommend purchasing a box of frozen TGI Friday’s Cheese sticks that come in the freezer section of your grocery store, you can make your own cheese sticks from scratch, but I feel if this is the dish you are eating, you would be willing to take this liberty of using a prepackaged product, this also comes with the side of marina already in the box. What I especially like about their cheese sticks is that they are flatter, and will make your sandwich making easier.

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So let me conclude with that a couple of bites of this sandwich isn’t bad, its honestly tasty. I can not finish this much cheese. I had to include in it my collection of free copycat restaurant recipes. Denny’s do not always share the same menu across the US, and everyone should at least see what is available at Denny’s. I am not stating that everyone should eat this sandwich every day, or even once in awhile, it isn’t healthy. I have got to wonder how many people actually order this sandwich and how long it will stay on the menu.

Denny's Fried Cheese Melt

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Main dish Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 1
Denny's Fried Cheese Melt

These sandwich is cheese overload, this is a fun treat for the cheese lover!


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 teaspoons softened butter
  • 4 slices of American cheese - Kraft Delux American Cheese Slices are recommended
  • 3 prepared cheese sticks - Prepare according to package directions.


Heat a skillet low to medium heat. Butter one slice of bread, and place in skillet, cover bread with cheese, you may need to break the cheese slices apart, but be sure to cover the entire piece of bread. Lay down cooked cheese sticks in equal distances from each other, top with remaining cheese, and buttered slice of bread. Cook on both sides until golden brown. Serve with Marina sauce.

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  • Claudette Harmon Tooley

    Marina sauce?

  • fishbait3

    Try using Mayo in place of butter. It browns the same and taste great.

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  • Veronika Macabre

    Thank you for this! I referred to this page when I made these tonight =)

  • viola

    God I’m craving that

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  • Justin

    actually the Denny’s recipe calls for 4 cheese sticks

    • Justin

      and aslo the way it is prepared is the sourdough is buttered.. both pieces laid on the grill with 1 slice american on both pieces.. once the cheese is melted and bread is golden you put the 4 cheese sticks on to one of the slices.. flip the other slice on top served with ur side and marinara sauce

    • Stephanie

      I could only fit 3 of those on that bread πŸ˜‰

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  • BobbyJo

    This sandwich is very cheesy but if they take it off the menu, I for one will PROTEST. It is the bomb and worth giving yourself a treat every now and then, even once a month!

  • Sandi

    How do we save these recipes to our computer. I tried ‘save as’ but no luck
    You would need to copy and paste the text into the program of your choice and then do a save as. I don’t believe there is a way to do it directly.

  • Diane

    where do the cheese sticks come into play?????
    They go between the cheese slices once you begin to make your sandwich ~Stephanie

    • Steve

      Diane, yes. It looks as though you put two slices of cheese down, beautiful, beautiful cheese, then the cheese sticks… and then another two slices of cheese. πŸ˜€

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