Some foods get a national holiday, but grilled cheese gets a whole month. Today kicks off National Grilled Cheese Month, 30 full days devoted to one of my favorite foods. To celebrate, I am sharing a list of my best grilled cheese recipes.
Grilled cheese can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an appetizer. Some of these are quick and easy meals, while others are over the top creations or fun ways to repurpose leftovers. I’ve got recipes for spaghetti grilled cheese made with garlic bread, baked potato grilled cheese with bacon, and a scrambled egg grilled cheese.
Grilled cheese is one of those universally loved foods, and it is one of the classic comfort foods. Somehow it seems to tastes even better on a cold day. I love how a grilled cheese can be as simple as buttered bread with cheese in the middle that gets toasted, or as inventive as you want. I almost always have the basic ingredients on hand, and usually I can scrounge around in my kitchen to find a couple of extra ingredients. It’s something that I can make even when I don’t think I have any food in the house.
The Best Grilled Cheese Recipes:
Grilled Cheese Recipes
A collection of grilled cheese recipes that can be served as an appetizer, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. From classic grilled cheeses paired with tomato soup to over the top sandwiches with unexpected fillings.
This giant sized grilled cheese is made with colby jack and cheddar cheeses and is topped with a garlic basil butter. Serve it as an appetizer or a meal - this is an easy way to feed a crowd!
This grilled cheese is filled with slices of potato, bacon, sour cream, and two types of cheese. It's the food mash-up that you never knew you needed.
Yes, you can make grilled cheese with garlic bread, mozzarella, and leftover spaghetti. It's delicious.
A scrambled egg grilled cheese is a breakfast sandwich taken to the next level. This warm toasty grilled cheese is filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and melted cheese.
Egg in the hole is a classic breakfast food, but I like to make it with an avocado cheddar grilled cheese instead of toast. It turns it into a more complete and filling meal.
This raspberry brie grilled cheese is made with sweet, airy, buttery brioche. The raspberries add a sweet and tart flavor that contrasts wonderfully with the brie.
A slightly spicy grilled cheese made with chicken soaked in an easy homemade enchilada sauce. This is a comforting meal to have on a cold day.
This Southwestern Grilled Cheese is made with Roasted Tomatoes, Avocado, Turkey, and a Chipotle Ranch Dressing. It might be more a melt, but I wanted to include it on this list.
This grilled cheese is a combination of prosciutto that is baked until it is crisp, Cowgirl Creamery’s MT Tam cheese, and a bit of Sir Kennsington’s Mustard. It delights your taste buds with umami flavors and the prosciutto provides a satisfying crunch.
The best grilled cheeses have a cheesy crust. The outer coating of crispy toasted cheese is exceptional! This recipe has the secret to adding this to your sandwich.
Instead of just adding a slice of tomato to your grilled cheese, add roasted tomatoes. It adds a more intense tomato flavor.
This isn't a sandwich, but it does involved melted cheese on bread, so I thought I would add it in. Charles came up with the idea of serving tomato soup in the same style as french onion soup - with bread and cheese on top, definitely one of his better ideas.
Have a party! A build your own grilled cheese party is so easy to host! Just gather ingredients and invite friends to make their own sandwich and then toast them all up on a griddle.
When I was a child, I wanted to have grilled cheese for every day. I don’t think that my mother gave into this, but I have always loved a grilled cheese. What is better than butter toasted bread and melted cheese? The combination of carbs and cheese is my love language. Serve it with tomato soup and you have one of my favorite meals.
And just in case you want to pair your grilled cheese with a classic tomato soup, here is my roasted tomato soup recipe. It’s made with herb roasted tomatoes that get pureed and thinned out with some broth. It is a recipe that is easy to prepare and it freezes really well.