Grilled Cheese, 30 Ways

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

Croque Monsieur

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


Diner-Style Grilled Cheese

"Using mayo is such a neat trick! I now use this method every time. The outsides turn a beautiful, crunchy, toasty brown."


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

The Spaniard

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


Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Two childhood favorites are mashed together to give you a fun and delicious grilled cheese.

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Tahini Black Bean Hummus

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

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

What do you get when you combine chicken wings with a classic grilled cheese? You get this unbelievable sandwich that you’ll want to make time and time again.

Bonus: Grilled Cheese Croutons

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


Bacon & Egg

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


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

The Ultimate

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


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."


Double Decker

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


Raspberry Grilled Cheese

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


Hearty Grilled Cheese

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


Blarney Cheese & Chutney

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


Chile Cheese Toasts

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

-Baby Kato

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

Broiled Monte Cristo

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

-tara portee

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!"


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."


Diner Style

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


Greek Grilled Cheese

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


Grilled Tuna & Cheese

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


Island Ham & Cheese

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


Tuscan Portobello Melt

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



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

-Halcyon Eve

On the Grill

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


Cheese & Tomato

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


Pressed Cuban Sandwich

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