red bean paste grilled cheese on a white plate sliced in half

Sweet Red Bean Paste Grilled Cheese

  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


This Anko Butter Grilled Cheese made with sweet red bean paste and melty vegan cheese will blow your mind! It’s the perfect sandwich for when you’re craving something sweet and savory!




  1. Spread butter on the two slices of bread. Spread red bean paste on one slice of bread and then place desired amount of cheese on top. Place the other piece of bread on top (butter facing down). Spread more butter on the outside piece of the bread on top.
  2. Over load heat and add about a teaspoon of vegan butter. Once melted, place the sandwich onto the pan and then cover with a lid. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Increase the heat and then let it cook for another 30 seconds or until toasted to your liking.
  3. Reduce the heat back to low and then flip the sandwich. Cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes. Increase the heat to medium low and cook for another 30 seconds or until toasted to your liking. Remove from pan, serve and enjoy!


    • Helpful Equipment: pan with cover, turner 
    • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
    • Category: breakfast
    • Method: stove top
    • Cuisine: vegan, japanese


    • Serving Size: 1 serving
    • Calories: 605
    • Sugar: 7.9g
    • Sodium: 1902mg
    • Fat: 28.6g
    • Saturated Fat: 7.3g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 18.5g
    • Trans Fat: 0
    • Carbohydrates: 70.8g
    • Fiber: 6.1g
    • Protein: 18.2g
    • Cholesterol: 0

    Keywords: vegan grilled cheese, red bean paste, anko