30 Incredibly Delicious Takes on the Grilled Cheese You Need in Your Life
As if we needed another reason to stuff our faces with grilled cheese, we find these ooey-gooey recipes and can't resist. While the classic version is a culinary staple, it can also get repetitive to make again and again. Instead, these gourmet grilled cheese recipes range from grilled cheese croutons (so good) to dessert-style grilled cheeses, and even an In-N-Out "animal style" grilled cheese! Without a doubt, they are the most epic sandwiches you'll ever try. If you're in a daring mood, take a leap of faith and give these mouthwatering recipes a go — we promise, you won't regret it.
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Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese
A perfectly done egg, crispy bacon, and gooey cheese is what makes this sandwich tasty — are you drooling yet?
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Garlic Mushroom Grilled Cheese
The smell of the garlic mushrooms alone will have you ready for seconds (before you even start).
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French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese
The apple cider caramelized onions inside this lunchtime treat will have you hooked.
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Greek Grilled Cheese
Pepperoncini peppers, olives, feta, and lots of mozzarella — this grilled cheese contains all of the best ingredients.
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Garlic Naan Grilled Cheese
If you like naan bread, you'll have heart eyes over this cheesy sandwich. Made with garlic butter, cheddar cheese, and fresh herbs, we're drooling just thinking about it.
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Ham, Gouda, Spinach, and Peach Grilled Cheese
One word: yum. Everything about this grilled cheese is gourmet, and we can't wait to try it.
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Dijon Brussels Sprouts and Brie
Cheesy and delicious with a touch of healthy, this dijon Brussels sprouts and brie grilled cheese is hard to resist.
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Fried Green Tomato and Pimento Cheese
A great sandwich for warm weather, this grilled cheese recipe calls for fried green tomato and pimento cheese, and although its ingredients might sound extra, they're so worth it.
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Bacon, Brie, and Caramelized Onions
Oh my . . . this sandwich is such a treat, you won't even need dessert! The caramelized onions add the perfect amount of sweet, and paired with brie and bacon? You can't go wrong.
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Balsamic Roasted Broccoli and Red Peppers
If you're a veggie-lover, you'll have no problem chowing down on this grilled cheese sandwich filled with broccoli and red peppers.
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Spicy Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons
Grilled cheese and tomato soup fans, this one's for you. These pre-dunked cheesy croutons are already soaked in soup, so you know every bite is packed with flavor.
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Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
This Greek-inspired grilled cheese is filled with mozzarella, feta cheese, tomatoes, red onion, olives, basil, and garlic for a beyond gooey lunch.
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Bagel Grilled Cheese
Whether you prefer everything, sesame, poppyseed, or onion bagels, each taste delicious smothered in mayonnaise and extra sharp cheddar.
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Jelly Grilled Cheese
This combination is the best! Not only is it easy, but the result is mouthwatering.
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Humboldt Fog and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese
If you're a lover of prosciutto and goat cheese, you'll go nuts for this grilled cheese sandwich.
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Giant Grilled Cheese
The bigger, the better! This gigantic grilled cheese is a dream, and can take up to a few days to finish.
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Brie, Fig, and Walnut Grilled Cheese
This grilled cheese is basically a charcuterie board, and we're into it.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Grilled Cheese
Cranberries, turkey breast, and green beans? Sounds like Thanksgiving dinner to us! Get a taste of your favorite holiday, year-round, with this sweet and savory sandwich.
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Rainbow Grilled Cheese
With a little food coloring and lots of sprinkles, you can taste the rainbow inside this cheesy lunch.
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S'mores Grilled Cheese
If marshmallow fluff, chocolate hazelnut spread, and graham crackers don't get your taste buds going, we're not sure what will.
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Prosciutto Grilled Cheese With Pumpkin Butter
The combination might sound strange, but pumpkin butter is the key to this grilled cheese sandwich. Paired with prosciutto and pecorino, it will make your mouth drool.
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In-N-Out "Animal Style" Grilled Cheese
If you've ever had a burger at In-N-Out, you know how delicious its secret spread is. This grilled cheese contains "animal style" spread, fries, and American cheese that will make your taste buds go ballistic (in a good way).
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Funfetti Grilled Cheese
If you love funfetti cake, you're in for a treat. This grilled cheese is literally dessert, and it's so good.
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Spinach and Artichoke Dip Grilled Cheese
Imagine your all-time favorite dip in a grilled cheese, because this recipe is it. The taste of this sandwich is irresistible and its texture is even better.
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Crab Cake Grilled Cheese
Crab and cheese on perfectly toasted bread? You can't beat it!
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BLT Grilled Cheese
Add a little cheese and suddenly a normal BLT becomes a delicious grilled cheese sandwich — and wow, is it good.
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Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups
If your favorite part of grilled cheese is dipping it into creamy tomato soup, these grilled cheese roll-ups are made for the job (and they're easy to make!).
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Kimchi Grilled Cheese
Incorporate a little Korean flavor into your grilled cheese with this yummy Kimchi recipe.
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Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
If you're up for a little spice, give this Buffalo chicken grilled cheese a try. The recipe is quick to make, and the outcome has the perfect kick!
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Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese
Be careful, one bite of these mac and cheese sandwiches and you'll crave them weekly (and even daily).
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