4 Ingredients You Never Dreamed of Putting in Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich That You Need to Use Right Now

Guacamole, blue cheese, and maple syrup are a few of the ingredients you should try in your next grilled cheese sandwich


A delicious grilled cheese sandwich in a cast iron skillet.

Gooey cheese with toasted bread — it’s the perfect midnight snack. Grilled cheese is delicious on its own, so we only really ever add a few strips of bacon or some tomatoes. There are so many other ingredients that you’ve probably never thought to add to your grilled cheese, but must try right now. Maple syrup, blue cheese and apple, pumpkin pie, and chips and guacamole — they may sound insane, but trust us, they’ll transform your grilled cheese game.

Blue Cheese and Apple

Spice things up by adding blue cheese, sliced apples, and fig jam to your grilled cheese sandwich. — Emily Jacobs

For the Blue cheese and Apple Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.

Chips and Guacamole

I know it sounds unusual, but trust us and take your grilled cheese to the next level with bacon and tortilla butter — a combination of tortilla chips and butter, if you couldn’t guess.

For the Chips and Guacamole recipe, click here.

Maple Syrup

Crispy, crunchy, gooey, cheesy, and sweet; this grilled cheese sandwich is genius. The recipe calls for two tablespoons of pure Canadian maple syrup — you know you want to try it.

For the Maple Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Pie

Generally, grilled cheese features American cheese or sharp Cheddar, but try something a little different the next time you make this comforting sandwich. Combine cream cheese with delicious pumpkin pie filling and cinnamon sugar — it’s a new type of grilled cheese that will blow you away.

For the Pumpkin Pie Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.