12 Delicious Takes on Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Try mixing up the bread and cheese for new interesting flavors

There are many different ways to prepare a grilled cheese sandwich.

A classic grilled cheese sandwich of cheddar cheese melted between two slices of buttered white bread is hard to beat, but there are a few variations and new ingredients that can take a traditional melt to new levels. Using different breads like brioche or whole-wheat and mixing up the cheeses with Gruyère or gorgonzola are just a few delicious new takes on grilled cheese sandwiches.

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There are many ways to prepare a grilled cheese sandwich and we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with grilled cheese recipes and here are some of the highlights:

  • Haley Willard, the Associate Editor at The Daily Meal, shared her recipe for Parmesan-crusted pesto Gruyère grilled cheese sandwich. Willard says “Pesto makes everything better” and we agree.
  • Kayla De’Leon of Chick Who Cooks made a breakfast grilled cheese sandwich complete with bacon and a runny egg with Muenster cheese. De’Leon is a member of the Culinary Content Network.
  • The winner this week is Lori Yates of Foxes Love Lemons. Yates shared with us her recipe for a Brie, red onion, and mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich. Yates is a member of the Culinary Content Network.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.


Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.