Take your grilled cheese experience to a whole other level! We have expanded our list of the 10 best grilled cheese sandwich recipes to 35!
When it comes to comfort food, there isn’t much that can beat a classic grilled cheese sandwich!
Whether that simple classic with bread and cheese or a more involved fancy grilled cheese sandwich adding meats, veggies or unique cheese varieties, grilled cheese is always a favorite.
Those sandwiches of ooey goodness are one of the first foods kids will agree to eat consistently (it’s still the reliable standby for my nephew).
But, unlike other childhood favorites like dry cheerios and chopped hot dogs, it’s one we continue to love as adults! That has led to the popularity of the gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.
We originally started with a list of the 10 best grilled cheese sandwich recipes, but thanks to the contributions of some amazing food bloggers, we have now expanded to a list of 35 delicious grilled cheese sandwich recipes!
When it comes to making the perfect grilled cheese, what you use to cook it is key. While some people swear by a fancy sandwich press, I think the very best sandwiches are made on a standard square griddle.
Cooks Standard Hard Anodized Nonstick Square Griddle Pan, 11 x 11-Inch, Black
The square makes it easy to fit 4 sandwiches all at once (ok, maybe only two if you use BIG slices of bread), but it cooks them perfectly and that little bit of a raised edge catches any extra butter or juices that might run out. I love my skillet!
To help fuel your love for all things grilled cheese, we have a delicious round-up of our Top 10 grilled cheese sandwich recipes. Several are our very own recipes and a few come from other outstanding food bloggers.
35 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes
Add some variety to your grilled cheese routine with these delicious and unique grilled cheese sandwich recipes.
Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
Turn your favorite appetizer into a sandwich with this Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese!
This Spicy Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese Sandwich combines two classics - the hamburger and the grilled cheese sandwich, into one spiced-up masterpiece!
This Glazed Donut Grilled Cheese Recipe is oh so sinfully delicious! It definitely won't win any nutritional awards but it tastes amazing!
This Greek Inspired Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe incorporates feta and spinach into a delicious lunch or easy dinner.
This simple recipe makes a quick lunch. The added tomato and optional spinach leaves give you some veggies even when you're just grabbing a quick sandwich.
Ham & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This Ham & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich is piled high with thinly sliced ham, creamy brie cheese, crispy granny smith apple and sweet blueberry jam for one scrumptious bite.
Loaded Zucchini Grilled Cheese Recipe - The Ultimate Summer Sandwich!
This loaded zucchini grilled cheese is the ultimate grilled sandwich! With zucchini and optional veggies like summer squash, tomatoes, and greens, it's colorful, easy and loaded with fresh flavors!
Grilled Cheese Patty Melt with French Fried Onions
This grilled cheese patty melt with french fried onions combines golden-buttery-crisped bread, savory bacon, smoky BBQ, crunchy onions, kick of peppers and ooey, gooey hot melted cheese to make everything that’s wrong in the world go away.
Manchego Grilled Cheese Panini with Fig and Prosciutto -So Flavorful!
Manchego cheese, fig and prosciutto all combine in this delicious panini-style grilled cheese sandwich.
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
Two of life's most delicious foods are combined into one perfect sandwich with this Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese. With a creamy blue cheese spread and plenty of spicy chicken and sharp cheddar cheese, you'll be craving this sandwich for both lunch and dinner
Dill Pickle & Vidalia Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich
A classic grilled cheese, this golden brown sandwich features tangy dill pickles slices, caramelized onions, and ooey, gooey melted white cheddar in between two thick slices of bread.
Zucchini Grilled Cheese
Have a bunch of zucchini? Add some to a warm, melty grilled cheese sandwich! The crunch from the zucchini is a delicious addition to this comfort food, and you'll hardly even notice you're getting a serving of vegetables.
Pesto Grilled Cheese
This gourmet grilled cheese sandwich is made with pesto, garden fresh tomatoes and two kinds of cheese!
Greek Spanakopita Grilled Cheese
This Greek spanakopita grilled cheese brings together all the flavours of the classic Greek phyllo packet, into a quick sandwich. With melty cream and mozzarella cheese, tangy feta, and bright spinach and dill, this grilled cheese is far from ordinary.
Keto Grilled Cheese (VIDEO + Air Fryer Instructions)
You can have a low carb grilled cheese with this easy recipe! From making the bread to grilling the sandwich, you can enjoy a keto grilled cheese in a sour 10 minutes. https://www.ketofocus.com/recipes/keto-grilled-cheese/
Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Raclette Grilled Cheese with Mushrooms and Thyme
Caprese Bacon Melt with Garlic Basil Aioli
Crisp, smokey bacon sandwiched between layers of ripe juicy tomato, melty mozzarella, and rich garlic basil aioli on buttery toasted bread.
Best Ham and Cheese Toastie
This ham grilled cheese sandwich has an extra dimension of flavour, which comes from sun-dried tomato pesto and dark seeded bread.
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a tasty twist on a classic grilled cheese.
Campfire Recipe - Garlic Grilled Cheese Pie Iron Recipe
Love this grilled cheese camping recipe! Make a tasty garlic-grilled cheese right at your campsite in a pie iron.
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese - Homemade In The Kitchen
Gooey, messy, cheesy. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese is reminiscent of buffalo chicken dip and is made with two types of cheeses.
Grilled Cheese Roll Ups with Tomato Soup Dipping Sauce
No more boring grilled cheese! Grilled Cheese Roll Ups with Tomato Soup Dipping Sauce takes the classic pairing and makes dinner fun. It’s also a great excuse to play with your food.
Grilled Mozzarella Cheese and Red Pepper Sandwiches, Two Ways
This Italian-style grilled cheese features fried red peppers for a delicious twist! Add an additional breadcrumb coating for an extra crunchy bite!
Three Cheese Pesto Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Three Cheese Pesto Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich will leave you loving the way the smooth melty cheese mingles with the sharp herby pesto, all rounded out by rich creamy avocado, and topped off by some wonderfully nutty seed wheat bread.
Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
This Korean kimchi grilled cheese offers an interesting spin on a classic comfort food.
Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich
This Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich is the perfect light meal after a decadent Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Creamy and tart on the inside, toasty on the outside. It’s worth cooking chicken for all on its own!
Star Wars BB-8 Theme Food Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The perfect Star Wars grilled cheese sandwich! It looks just like BB-8.
Strawberry Moscato Gourmet Grilled Cheese
A gourmet grilled cheese sandwich with strawberries, bacon and tamed jalapenos sautéed in Moscato, with 2 kinds of cheese and a delicious peach aioli. This Strawberry Moscato sandwich elevates grilled cheese to an entirely new level, making it the perfect Mother's Day lunch!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Cream Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Basil
If you've never tried grilled cheese using cream cheese, you haven't lived yet. This cream cheese grilled cheese recipe is made with roasted red peppers and freshly chopped basil. It is the perfect vegetarian appetizer to serve at brunch!
Blackberry and Peach Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich + An At-Home Wine Tour Through France
Are you ready for a French flair? Learn how to make a Blackberry and Peach Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with this tasty recipe!
Chicken Caesar Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
The chicken Caesar grilled cheese sandwich combines your favorite salad with gooey mozzarella cheese and a tasty Parmesan crust for an interesting twist on this popular comfort food.
Grilled Cheese with Peach, Spinach, Prosciutto and Mint Pesto
This ‘adult’ Grilled Cheese with Peach, Spinach, Prosciutto and Mint Pesto is an elevated take on the classic comfort food sandwich!
Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Paninis - Sweet and Savory Sammies to Die For
The sweet and savory combo of pumpkin and ooey, gooey melted cheese is everything. Ev.ery.thing.
French Onion Provolone Grilled Cheese
This is basically a french onion soup in sandwich form, and yes, it is as good as it sounds. Sweet caramelized onions cooked in beef broth at the end, melty provolone cheese and toasted artisan bread all thrown together to create the most cheesy, mouthwatering sandwich you will ever have.
The Best Types of Cheese for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
As you can see from the recipes above, so many types of cheese can make a great sandwich. BUT, there are a few things to keep in mind when making your selection.
- American cheese will give you the biggest melt factor, which is why it has been a classic for so many years.
- Mozzarella cheese will give you that stretchy stringy effect so you see those beautiful clingy strands of cheese as you pull your sandwich halves apart.
- Cheddar cheese (especially sharp cheddar) will give you a good strong cheesy flavor.
I would love to try the Ham and Brie cheese recipe! It looks so yummy!!
Jessica Walker says
I didn’t know there were so many different ways to make a grilled cheese.
Alisha L says
I love the different twists on the classic grilled cheese.
Amy Deeter says
Grilled cheese is something my fiance and i love making together. some great recipes and im excited to show him this
Dina Ferraro says
I like the Classic Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup. Delicious 😋
Louise P Spendlove says
Have you ever tried grilled PB&J Sandwiches?
They are delicious.
Dana Rodriguez says
I love grilled cheese. These are great ideas.
Anita C says
I love a classic grilled cheese but some of these recipes look really good! I want to try
Christina Conte says
Great collection of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches! Saving this!