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Grilled Sandwich Ideas

Updated on October 9, 2014

Tasty Grilled Sandwich Ideas

I do not think there is anyone that does not love a grilled sandwich. With a little imagination we can come up with so much more than only a grilled cheese sandwich.

Apart from the different fillings as part of the grilled sandwich ideas, you can also look at flavoring the butter and use it with the fillings to give that little extra taste to your grilled sandwiches. As long as you make sure the flavors complement each other you can make any combination that takes your fancy.

If you have a griddler that you are not completely happy with, you may want to look at a griddler such as the Cuisinart GR-4 Griddler. With a good griddler you will be able to feed the family very easily with these tasty grilled sandwich ideas.

Grilled Sandwich Ideas - Flavored Butter

The first grilled sandwich ideas I want to share with you are flavored butter. You can really lift any ordinary grilled sandwich by using a flavored butter instead of normal butter. Never use margarine as it is not good for you!

Flavored butter grilled sandwich ideas:

Flavor your butter with one of the following. All you do is mix the softened butter with the flavoring of your choice and use it as normal. Remember to keep the different flavors of the filling and the butter in mind. Make sure the flavors complement each other. After this you can grill your sandwiches the normal way in a griddler such as the Cuisinart GR-4 Griddler

  • Nuts: Very finely chopped nuts
  • Anchovy: 1/2 cup butter, 2 tablespoon anchovy, 1/2 teaspoon grated onion
  • Green: finely chopped garlic chives and chives to taste
  • Curry: 1/2 cup butter, 2 teaspoon curry powder, dash of lemon juice
  • Mustard: 1/2 cup butter, 2 teaspoons prepared mustard (mild)
  • Pickles: 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons of finely chopped pickles
  • Green pepper: Boil some chopped green pepper for a few minutes, puree and mix with 1/2 cup of butter

You can now start imagining the tasty combinations you can make with these. I love the nuts with bananas and the curry with cheese.

Grilled Sandwich Ideas - Fillings With Cheese

The next of the grilled sandwich ideas are the grilled sandwich ideas with cheese. Not your ordinary grilled cheese sandwiches, but some tasty variations. these recipes are for big quantities but you can obviously adapt it for the suitable amounts you need.

These quantities are actually the quantities you will need for making tiny grilled sandwiches as snacks for a party. You make the grilled sandwiches as normal and then cut them in tiny bite sizes.

For most of these fillings you will not spread the bread with butter first as they are moiost enough to be used as is.

1. Cottage Cheese and pickles:

  • 1 pound cottage cheese
  • 5 tablespoon chopped green peppers
  • 4 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped olives
  • 5 tablespoons chopped "sweet" pickles
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped "sour" pickles
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste (very little is needed so be careful, I so not even use any)
  • Enough mayonnaise to get the desired consistency

Mix well and use as the filling for your grilled sandwiches, snacks and more.

2. Curried Cream cheese:

  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder

Mix very well. For grilled sandwiches you actually have to use very little per sandwich. For snacks you can pile it up on savory biscuits.

3. Cheddar cheese filling:

  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped olives or pickles
  • salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

Mix well and pile up on those sandwiches!

4. Roquefort cheese filling:

  • 1/2 pound Roquefort cheese broken up with a fork
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 chopped clove of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of prepared mild mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix well. This one is not for the faint hearted!

Meaty Grilled Sandwich Ideas

The next grilled sandwich ideas I have are for "meaty" grilled sandwich ideas. These grilled sandwich ideas are very tasty and can serve as a hearty meal or in snack sizes they are even suitable as starters.

1. Luxury Chicken Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped chicken
  • 6 tablespoons of chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons butter

Mix well. Once again you will not spread the sandwiches with butter as the filling is moist enough.

2. Ham filling:

  • 1 cup ground ham
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon tomato ketchup
  • cayenne pepper to taste

Mix well and use as a filling without spreading the bread with butter.

3. Peanut and bacon filling:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cooked, ground bacon
  • mayonnaise to moisten (you can also use salad cream)

Mix well and use as filling on bread that has not been spread with butter.

Your favorite Grilled Sandwich

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Sweet Grilled Sandwich Ideas

As strange as ti may sound, these sweet grilled sandwich ideas are actually very tasty!

1. Raisins filling:

  • 1/3 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • salt to taste

Mix well and spread on your sandwiches without spreading them with butter first.

2. Pineapple filling:

Mix grated pineapple, cream cheese, chopped nuts and salad cream to taste.

3. Honey filling:

Mix grated Gouda or any sweetmilk cheese with honey and salad cream to taste

4. Ginger filling:

Mix finely chopped ginger preserve with any cheese of your choice and moisten with salad cream

5. Orange filling:

Mix marmalade, grated carrot and salad cream to taste.

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    • DonnaCosmato profile image

      Donna Cosmato 

      3 years ago from USA

      Wow, I never thought of flavoring the butter we use on our grilled cheeses. You are a genius! We've used seasoning salt to add flavor but I always cringe at the thought of adding sodium to an otherwise healthy indulgence. Thanks for sharing, I bookmarked this so I can try some of your ideas.

    • Hendrika profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thanks Greensleeves. I am glad you like my ideas. I think we eat more grilled sandwiches than we should!

    • Greensleeves Hubs profile image

      Greensleeves Hubs 

      3 years ago from Essex, UK

      Sandwiches and grilled sandwiches are things that even the most incompetent amongst us can prepare (like me), so new ways of creating different tastes with sandwiches can only be beneficial to give variety to this most basic of meals. I particularly like the idea of the flavoured butter - a simple way to completely change the taste from one sandwich to the next! Cheers, Alun

    • nutritionhub profile image


      3 years ago

      The luxury chicken filling sounds great to me, time for some dinner I think! :-)

    • Hendrika profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      skformore Im I agree with you, in the end it is the most simple grilled sandwich that is the evergreen. On the other hand trying something different can be quite an experience.

    • askformore lm profile image

      askformore lm 

      3 years ago

      Thank you for some good tips on making a grilled sandwich. My favorite is very simple: 2 slices of white bread, 1 slice of ham, 1 slice of cheese.

    • GetitScene profile image

      Dale Anderson 

      3 years ago from The High Seas

      One of my all time favorite meals is the grilled sandwich.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      3 years ago from North Carolina

      I love food, and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing these. :)

    • Pawpawwrites profile image


      4 years ago from Kansas

      I loved grilled sandwiches. Some great ideas to try.

    • Efficient Admin profile image

      Efficient Admin 

      4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Very unique ideas for sandwiches and they sound really good. Thanks for sharing, voted up and awesome.

    • kerlund74 profile image


      4 years ago from Sweden

      Sounds like some delicious recipes here:)

    • Hendrika profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I am glad you find them interesting, and thanks for letting me know

    • wilderness profile image

      Dan Harmon 

      4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I've had a sandwich most of my life for lunch on the job, but now that I'm retired I can grill them at home, and often do. Thanks for the tips; some of these sound really good.

    • Hendrika profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Flt, you are right lots of saturated fat, but! research has shown that the saturated fat is not so bad in moderations. Worst of all is research also shows that 50% of people that die of a heart attack or a stroke have perfectly normal cholesterol levels

    • flint3099 profile image


      4 years ago

      Flavored butter sounds like an interesting idea. I haven't tried it before. Does it have a lot of saturated fat?

      Anyways great Hub Hendrika!

      - Flint

    • rose-the planner profile image

      rose-the planner 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Wow.......these recipes sound delicious! I have a panini press that I have used a few times when I feel like making an awesome sandwich so now I will have to try these ideas. Thank you so much for sharing! (Voted Up)


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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sounds a lovely meal with such creative ideas.

    • Maggie.L profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      Some unusual but tasty sounding ideas here. A great hub!

    • World-Traveler profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      I just got very hungry reading your recipes and looking at the pictures of food. Now I am going to have to take an early lunch to quiet down my stomach.-)

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      Jen King 

      8 years ago from Wyandotte Michigan

      My mouth is watering lol

      I'm bookmarking this hub - it has some great grilled sandwich recipes.


    • Hendrika profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I know, most of the time I do as well. Why I know not everyone is like that is because my sister in law stays with us and she loves to make lots of different ones and to experiment with all flavors. That is what gave me the idea.

    • GojiJuiceGoodness profile image


      8 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

      I love grilled sandwiches! These are some good ideas, but I think I prefer just the cheese on my sandwich. Great hub!


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