12 Jazzed-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes Slideshow
Inside-Out Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Staff writer Emma Laperruque was inspired to make this sandwich by the spring 2013 issue of Culture Magazine: The Word on Cheese which featured a grilled cheese sandwich that may have given some readers pause for its seemingly errant placement of cheese: on the outside of the bread. But, it's twice as good as a regular grilled cheese. Why? It's quite simple. As Laperruque puts it, it's grilled cheese "with twice the cheese."
Bacon and Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Bacon and Jarlsberg? Sure, why not. Jarlsberg melts beautifully and has a mild flavor that won't drown out the deliciousness of perfectly cooked bacon.
Marinated Tomato and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese
Anne Dolce, Cook editor, put her spin on a caprese salad into a sandwich. Marinating the tomatoes gives them an extra kick that elevates this sandwich from good to great.
The Smoky: Grilled Cheese with Smoked Cheddar, Ham, and Bacon
"Smokiness is a virtue we all can appreciate in our food, and this grilled cheese takes it to the fourth degree," says Dan Myers, Eat/Dine editor. We're inclined to agree; the smokiness in this grilled cheese and the chipotle mayonnaise makes it something truly memorable. If that's something that excites you, definitely try this recipe.
Classic Grilled Cheese and Tomato
Executive editor Arthur Bovino shows how to perfect a classic with his simple grilled cheese recipe.
Avocado-Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Milisa Armstrong, who is the Miss in the Kitchen and part of the Culinary Content Network, was inspired by a menu item at Applebee's to create this delicious grilled cheese sandwich. You've been warned: This is not for the bacon faint-of-heart.
Grilled Cheese with Pimento Cheese, Tomato, and Bacon
Feel like trying something new? We bet you've never had pimento cheese spread in a grilled cheese before. Patricia Stagich, author of Comfy Cuisine, combined one of her favorite spreads with bacon and tomato, a winning combination.
Vegan French Onion Sandwich
Just because you're vegan doesn't mean you should get left out of the grilled cheese party. Erin Wysocarski bills herself as an "amateur vegan cook married to a meat and potatoes kind of guy." If that sounds like your situation, then you'll definitely want to check out her blog, Olives for Dinner, part of the Culinary Content Network. And make this recipe tonight.
4-Cheese Italian Caprese Grilled Cheese
Kate Donahue, who writes the blog Food Babbles, part of the Culinary Content Network, created a simple and fantastic grilled cheese that's perfect for summer when tomatoes are at their best.
Faux Grilled Monterey Jack and Avocado
There's nothing quite like Velveeta, and Peter Block's grilled cheese sandwich recipe has just four ingredients that work in perfect harmony. Block is the author of Feed Your Soul Too and part of the Culinary Content Network.
Mexican Grilled Cheese
Lisa Bowie, author of the blog Creole Contessa and member of the Culinary Content Network, was inspired by the dazzling array of cheese at her local Mexican grocery store to make this grilled cheese for you. It has a blend of white Cheddar, manchego, enchilada, and Colby Jack cheeses, plus some avocados and poblano peppers just for good measure.