101 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes
Unique grilled cheese sandwich recipes
In its basic form, grilled cheese is simply a piece of cheese between two pieces of bread and grilled in a skillet. But there are dozens of variations of this incredible sandwich. It can include tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, roasted peppers, mushrooms, apples, avocados, onions, pickles and more!
Here is a collection of some of the best and most unique grilled cheese sandwich recipes around!
The Grilled Cheese Academy
The Wisconsin Cheese Academy has some fabulous recipes. It is not a cooking school but a site to promote Wisconsin cheese.There are many things great about this site including that you can search sandwiches by cheese type.
Asparagus & Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette
The Bloody Mary
Caprese Grilled Cheese
Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Apple Recipe - From Cook This Not That! by David Ziczenko and Matt Goulding
1 Tbsp butter
8 Slices whole-grain bread
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
6 oz shreded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced.
8 strips cooked bacon
Heat the the butter in a large skillet or nonstick sauté pan over low heat. Slather 4 slices of bread with the mustard, then divide the cheese, apples and bacon among them. Top with the other bread slices and add to the hot pan. Cook until deep brown and crunchy about 10 to 12 minutes total.
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Broke and Fabulous Grilled Cheese
This simple grilled cheese variation uses grated cheese and sourdough or rye bread for a special twist. Find more essential recipes from this book for women who never learned to cook.
1 tbsp butter, softened.
4 slices sourdough, rye or other bread
1 cup grated cheddar
1. Spread butter on 1 side of each slice of bread, making sure it reaches all the way to the edges. Mound unbuttered sides of 2 of the slices and 1/2 cup grated cheese each. Set remaining slices on the cheese, butter sides up, and press together.
2. Heat large cast-iron skillet over moderate heat. Cook sandwiches until undersides are browned, about 3 minutes. Turn over and cook until second side is browned and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes longer. Cut in 2 and serve.
Tyler Florence Mozzarella Grilled Cheese
I have become a Pinterest addict. In doing so, I have come across a number of great recipes. This recipe from Tyler Florence is amazing.
4 slices thick-cut sourdough bread (you can use rye also)
1 ball (1 pound) fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 plum tomatoes, cut into thick slices
1 cup fresh basil pesto, recipe follows
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
Basil pesto (You can skip this step and used jarred pesto. My favorite is Giada sold at Target stores.)
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano
2 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
To make pesto:
Toast pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Combine pesto ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined but still rough-textured. If you have a panini press, turn it on to warm up; otherwise, set a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Assemble sandwich by smearing insides of bread slices with pesto. Arrange a layer of sliced tomato and season with a few turns of fresh pepper. Layer the mozzarella slices over the top and then place another piece of bread on top to make the sandwich. Drizzle olive oil over skillet's surface and place sandwiches on the hot skillet or panini press. If using a skillet, place another heavy skillet over the top to form a "press". Turn after 2 to 3 minutes and replace weight. The sandwich is ready when golden brown and mozzarella has melted around the edges.
Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich
from Two Peas and Their Pod
Ok, so this recipe sends my taste buds into salivation mode. The mix of crusty white bread, cheddar cheese and guacamole sounds almost too good to be true! Here is the full recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
The guacamole takes this grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level of goodness.
To make the guacamole:
2 ripe avocados
1/2 small onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small jalapeÃ±o, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
1 Roma tomato, chopped
4 slices crusty white bread
4 slices Cheddar cheese
Butter, for buttering bread
1. To make the guacamole-cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeÃ±o, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add the chopped tomato and stir.
2. Heat a pan or griddle to medium-high heat. Spread desired amount of guacamole on both slices of bread then top with cheese. Butter outer slices of bread and grill on one side for about 2 minutes or until golden and crispy. Flip the sandwich and grill until golden brown. Make the other sandwich the same way and serve warm.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Grilled Cheese - My personal favorite!
2 Slices of bread
2 Jarred roasted red bell peppers
2 slices provolone cheese
3 tbsp butter
Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Assemble sandwiches with roasted red bell peppers in between cheese slices and bread. Butter outside of bread and place butter side down and heat on each side for a few minutes until golden brown.
Grilled Cheese and Panini Maker
Grilled Cheese and Watermelon Sandwich
Unique grilled cheese!
The cheese called Halloumi has a higher melting point than regular cheese and is typically found in specialty stores.
1 watermelon cut into 16 pieces, each about the shape of a slice of bread
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 ounces of arugula leaves
2 pounds Halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices, each about the size of a slice of bread
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilHeat charcoal or gas grill to 350 to 450 degrees, using coals or gas burners under only half of the grill area, or heat grill pan over stove.Cut watermelon into 16 slices and season with salt and pepper. Divide the arugula leaves among half the watermelon slices and set aside.Slice cheese and set aside.Lightly brush both sides of the cheese with olive oil and put them on a cookie sheet. Place the oiled cheese slices on the grill, using care to avoid direct heat. Grill for about 10 minutes, turning frequently until golden brown.Assemble the grilled cheese sandwiches by placing a grilled slice of cheese on top of a watermelon slice; top with arugula. Top with a second watermelon slice. Cut sandwich in half. Serve.
Grilled Cheese Cookbook
Grilled Cheese Recipes by All Recipes - www.allrecipes.com
- Bake Grillled Cheese
This great recipe for standard grilled cheese has instructions on how to bake it. Great when you need to make a bunch of sandwiches in a pinch!
- Grilled Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich
This recipe adds peanut butter to a cheddar grilled cheese sandwich!
- Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Instructions for standard skillet grilled cheese.
- Grilled Cheese Cinnamon and Apple
Apples, cinnamon and American cheese create a fantastic mix. Apples and cheese are one of my favorite snacks and warming it in grilled cheese is fantastic!
- Grilled Cheese Pickle and Vidalia Onion Sandwich
Southern style all the way!
- Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese
Bacon, tomatoes and American cheese make this a classic. Substitute Vermont white cheddar for a smoother taste. Or use turkey bacon for a healthier choice.
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Grilled Cheese Recipes by the Food Network
The Food Network is host to fabulous chefs like Tyler Florence, Emeril, Paula Deen ad Rachael Ray. As always, their recipes for grilled cheese do not disappoint!
- Grilled Cheese and Watercress
This recipe by Rachael Ray is both unique and healthy with watercress and pumpernickle bread.
- Mini Grilled Cheese Buffet
This is something I often compile for my children. I make four grilled cheese sandwiches, each with different ingredients and let them try new ones. If they do not like it, its only 1/4 of a sandwich and they can try something else!
- Tomato Soup with Baby Grilled Cheese
My favorite dish with grilled cheese is tomato soup! Check out this terrific recipe from Emeril.
- Grilled Cheese and Jelly
You can really get creative with this recipe. Reminds me a little of baked brie!
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