The 18 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes of All Time

Dec 4, 2019

Category: Food

When we are in the mood for something tasty, that takes minimal effort to cook, a grilled cheese sandwich is always the go-to. There’s no better comfort food out there. The history of the grilled cheese dates all the way back to the 1920s – the grilled cheese as we know it at least as we’re sure men had been shoving cheese together with bread for quite some time. It originally started as an open sandwich, and the top slice was added in the 60s to create modern day grilled cheese we all know and love. For decades it was nothing more than a 2 slices of bread, a few pieces of cheese, and maybe a bit of butter for that extra touch of flavor and greasiness. While we love the classic grilled cheese just as much as the next man, we love to experiment on the George Foreman. We took on the daunting task of trying tons of grilled cheese recipes around the web, and created a list of the 18 best grilled cheese recipes out there. If you’re looking to create culinary magic on the Foreman, this is the ultimate guide. Check out our favorite recipes below.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

1. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

We love meat (especially buffalo chicken), so we knew there was no way that adding buffalo chicken to a grilled cheese sandwich wasn’t going to be mouth watering. The recipe makes 2 sandwiches, so bring a friend – or your appetite. [View Recipe]

Grilled Cheese  Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

2. Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

Taking a few slices of bread, an apple, Sriracha butter, and of course cheese, this delicious concoction can be prepped in 5 minutes, and cooked in just 3 minutes. [View Recipe]

Ultimate Nachos Grilled Cheese

3. Ultimate Nachos Grilled Cheese

Adding messy nachos to a grilled cheese sandwich? Now that’s a recipe for success. This creation does take a bit longer to prepare, but the end result is well worth it. Perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend. [View Recipe]

Bourbon Bacon Grilled Cheese

4. Bourbon and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Taking our favorite hard alcohol (whiskey of course), the tastiest food group known to man (bacon), and throwing some subtle supplementary ingredients into the mix adds up to one of the best grilled cheese recipes on Earth. [View Recipe]

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

5. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Jalapeno poppers are a beloved bar appetizer all throughout the country. With this recipe, we take jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, battered, and deep fried, and create a giant sandwich that serves 2 people. [View Recipe]

Shiitake Mushroom Chipotle Grilled Cheese

6. Shiitake Mushroom and Chipotle Grilled Cheese

Using roughly 8 sliced shiitake mushroom, and 2 chipotle peppers, this spicy grilled cheese sandwich takes about 8 minutes to cook. [View Recipe]

Crockpot Pulled Pork Beer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

7. Crockpot Pulled Pork and Beer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Beer, cheese, and pulled pork. It’s all a man really needs to survive. Sure this one takes a bit longer to fire up, but crock pots are a walk in the park. So give it a shot, you’ll thank us later. [View Recipe]

Nutella Grilled Cheese on French Toast

8. Nutella Grilled Cheese on French Toast

It’s time to take a look at something sweet and savory. Using the the chocolate hazelnut spread we all know and love (Nutella), this French Toast grilled cheese is perfect for breakfast or dessert. [View Recipe]

Caramelized Cheese Covered Grilled Cheese Sandwich

9. Caramelized Cheese Covered Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Cheese on top of cheese on top of cheese. If you’d like more cheese on your grilled cheese, give this recipe a whirl. Foodie Kevin Lynch discovered the recipe when he accidentally spilled some cheese over the side of the pan while cooking up a sandwich. Ingenious. [View Recipe]

Grilled Ham Cheese Pickle and Potato Chip Sandwich

10. Grilled Ham, Cheese, Pickle and Potato Chip Sandwich

Grilled ham and cheese is nothing new, but throw in some pickles, Dijon mustard, and a handful of crunchy salted potato chips – now that’s a sandwich. [View Recipe]

Pizza Grilled Cheese

11. Pizza Grilled Cheese

A pizza grilled cheese sandwich? Yeah, why not? This recipe takes all of the ingredients that make up a pepperoni pizza, and fuses them with a classic grilled cheese. [View Recipe]

Grilled Cheese Croutons

12. Grilled Cheese Croutons

It’s a known fact that soup and grilled cheese sandwiches go together like peanut butter and jelly, so why not just make mini grilled cheeses that you can toss right into your soup? This recipe is super easy, and works better with older bread because it’s less likely to become soggy in the soup. [View Recipe]

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

13. Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Whether you like them nice and neat, or you like ‘em extra sloppy (lady you’re scaring us), Sloppy Joes are one of the best comfort foods on the planet. So what do you get when you add Sloppy Joes to a grilled cheese? Heaven! And the McClure’s crunchy pickle potato chips added to the mix are just icing on the cake. [View Recipe]

PBJ Banana Grilled Cheese Sandwich

14. PBJ Banana Grilled Cheese Sandwich

We’ve all tried grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but a PBJ grilled cheese….with bananas? This outside of the box recipe fuses two American classics into one tasty creation that will have you wondering why you ever questioned it. In short…don’t knock it till you try it. [View Recipe]

Grilled Double-Cheese and Bacon Sandwich

15. Grilled Double-Cheese and Bacon Sandwich

Some of you may not like to stray too far away from the classic grilled cheese, and we definitely understand. This recipe calls for a bit of extra cheese, and a few slices of bacon, all grilled up between 2 slices of sourdough bread. [View Recipe]

Grilled Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork

16. Grilled Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork

You didn’t think we’d get through an entire list without throwing some macaroni and cheese into the mix did you? We first tried the aptly titled “Manwich” back in 2012, and to this day remains one of the best sandwiches we’ve cooked up. This is serious man food right here. [View Recipe]

Grilled Cheese with Gouda Roasted Mushrooms and Onions

17. Grilled Cheese with Gouda, Roasted Mushrooms and Onions

If you like to keep it close to the classic, this is another great choice. The roasted mushrooms, grilled onions and gouda are downright delectable. [View Recipe]

Bacon Egg Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions Apples

18. Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Apples

Who says you can’t have a grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast? The addition of bacon and eggs adds that much needed protein boost to your morning meal, while the apples get you started on your 5 fruits a day. [View Recipe]

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