Grilled Cheese Recipes

Ooey. Gooey. Melty. These are the words that spring to mind when thinking about the quintessential comfort food sandwich. Whether you're a bread-and-cheese purist or a fan of adventurous add-ons, you'll find a grilled cheese that fits your fancy here.

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Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions

Tiffani Thiiessen amps up this childhood classic by heaping tender caramelized onions over sweet and salty Gruyere. Griddle the sandwich in a skillet until golden brown and crusty, and serve it with a bowl of tangy tomato soup.

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Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions

Amp up this childhood classic by heaping tender caramelized onions over aged cheddar cheese. Griddle the sandwich in a skillet until golden brown and crusty, and serve it with a bowl of tangy tomato soup.

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Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese

To craft this towering two-for-one comfort food hybrid, Kelsey piles homemade mac and cheese, hot peppers and tomato slices onto brioche slices, then griddles the sandwich over piles of grated Parmesan to create a crisp, nutty crust.

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Super Grilled Ham and Cheese

American cheese, ham and mustard join forces for a comforting grilled cheese that's greater than the sum of its parts. These super sandwiches, strengthened by gooey, melted cheese and pickled jalapenos, are best accompanied by an all-American smoothie for slurping on the side.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kelsey Nixon adds sweet, savory and spicy notes to her grilled cheddar cheese sandwich with the additions of apple, bacon and mustard.

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Mousetrap

Stuff this ungrilled spin on traditional grilled cheese with Havarti and Monterey Jack cheeses, then bake it to produce perfectly toasted crusts and a gooey golden center.

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Pecorino Grilled Cheese with Honeycomb

Nadia G. serves these bite-sized toasts as a sweet and sticky appetizer. Broiled with sharp pecorino cheese, each slice is then garnished with a crunchy hunk of honeycomb that oozes golden syrup.

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The Original Grilled Cheese

Keep it simple, sandwich. Thick slices of charred sourdough barely contain the gooey trifecta of Asiago, Gouda and Swiss cheeses in this quick and easy stack. 

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Black Bean Hummus and Gouda Grilled Cheese

Mellow Gouda cheese and cumin-spiced hummus are just two of the delicious components that star in this exotic grilled cheese. It also features a sweet and spicy duo of guava jam and pickled jalapenos, making it an inspired alternative for grilled-cheese lovers with a wild side.

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Grilled Brie and Goat Cheese with Bacon and Green Tomatoes

With two supremely melt-worthy cheeses on deck, this grilled stack rises above all others by piling thick slices of center-cut bacon and tart green tomatoes on top of Pullman bread. 

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Cheesy Mac 'n' Rib

Who says grilled cheese has to follow the rules? Go rogue and heap your perfect sandwich high with barbecue pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, and plenty of sharp cheddar. Just keep an emergency stack of napkins handy –– it's a cheesy beast.

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ellie layers whole-wheat bread with caramelized onions and a blend of sharp cheddar and pepper Jack cheeses for a sandwich that satisfies a cheesy craving without the guilt.

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"Grown-Up" Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Build and grill this sandwich family style on a full loaf of ciabatta for an easy assembly and wow-worthy presentation. The combination of warm Brie, smoked ham and roasted red peppers makes for a rustic, extra-oozy grilled centerpiece.

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Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese

Rise and shine with this griddled breakfast-style grilled cheese. Swiss cheese and Canadian bacon peek out the sides while a fried egg greets you front and center.

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Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Channel your inner Italian with these caprese-inspired sandwiches, which feature fresh mozzarella, plum tomatoes and a fragrant basil pesto that's full of parsley, pine nuts and Parmesan.

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