Grilled Cheese, 26 Ways

Whether you like it simple with just cheddar or fancy with tons of add-ins, this classic comfort food will cure whatever ails.

Part of: Rush Hour Recipes (Busy Mom)

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Cheese & Tomato

"I loved this sandwich. The garlic and Italian seasoning add wonderful flavor."

-Cookin-jo

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Gouda Grilled Cheese with Tahini Black Bean Hummus

Refined and rich, this grilled cheese mixes sweet, salty and umami in all the right ways.

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Pepperoni

"This was such a nice change from plain ol' grilled cheese. I loved the flavors of the pepperoni and Dijon mustard."

-Halcyon Eve

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Tuscan Portobello Melt

"These sandwiches were awesome. The white wine and balsamic vinegar really give them that extra dimension."

-JillM

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On the Grill

"These made for a nice quick lunch. I made them on my George Foreman grill and substituted ham for bacon."

-bmcnichol

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Island Ham & Cheese

"This sandwich did not disappoint! I used used cold bread and room-temperature cream cheese for easier spreading."

-ceruleanseven

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Grilled Tuna & Cheese

"These were delicious. I had Swiss cheese on mine. They're very quick and easy."

-oriana

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Greek Grilled Cheese

"This was really different and really good. I loved the flavor that the oregano added."

-AlaskaPam

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Pizza Grilled Cheese

"I can't believe I never thought of this before! It is so good, and it's ready in under 5 minutes."

-Lucky Clover

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Pressed Cuban Sandwich

"Holy cow, was this good! It's really worth the extra time to make the garlic spread."

-McGelby

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Diner Style

"This sandwich really hit the spot. It was an easy and comforting dinner."

-Lainey6605

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The Spaniard

"The paprika butter, Manchego cheese and peppers made this sandwich unforgettable."

-FLKeysJen

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Tomato & Avocado

"This made for a fabulous lunch. I loved the cumin with the avocado, and heating the sandwich up slowly was the perfect way to melt the cheese."

-Nif

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Grilled Ham & Egg

"I love this sandwich, a signature dish at Denny's. Like most things, it is much more economical to make at home — and even, dare I say, better!"

-Judedeva

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Broiled Monte Cristo

"My husband went crazy for this. I would absolutely make this again."

-tara portee

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Croque Monsieur

"The baking method is great when making several sandwiches. I used Swiss cheese and included the optional fried egg. Delicious!"

-Starrynews

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For a Crowd

"These came out great — the bread was perfectly toasted. I don't think I'll go back to the old way no matter how many people I'm serving."

-kelli harris

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Chile Cheese Toasts

"This is the perfect blend of textures and flavors. It's hot, spicy, cheesy and very satisfying."

-Baby Kato

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Blarney Cheese & Chutney

"This was delicious! I loved the combination of ingredients. I used smoked Gouda."

-Lainey6605

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Hearty Grilled Cheese

"This is wonderful. I love the addition of the red onion — it really adds a nice flavor."

-Lainey6605

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Raspberry Grilled Cheese

"This is one of the best paninis I've ever made! The combination sounds odd, but the result was incredible."

-FLKeysJen

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Double Decker

"Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich with a twist? We used Monterey Jack and sliced mozzarella."

-2Bleu

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Goat Cheese, Fig & Honey

"Delicious! l couldn't find fig preserves, so I just pureed some figs. I would cut these into pieces and serve them as an appetizer."

-Cadillacgirl

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The Ultimate

"This was an outrageous sandwich. We all loved it. This would also be great melted as a hot cheese dip for crackers."

-LizP

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Bacon & Egg

"I've made bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches before, but I've never grilled them. This is much better."

-breezermom

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Spinach & Tomato

"I am not a veggie lover, so I was surprised when I loved this. It's a great way to add vegetables to your diet while still enjoying your favorite comfort food."

-CharissaEve Boyd

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Bonus: Grilled Cheese Croutons

"These were wonderful tossed in a salad. I'm looking forward to trying these little beauties with soup."

-Noo

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