Grilled cheese has long been one of my "comfort foods." It is a pretty good combination, bread and cheese. So I was thinking, why not add chocolate?
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- 3 Tablespoons cream cheese
- 3 Tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread, preferably Nutella
- 2 slices bread
- 1 banana, cut in half and sliced in half lengthwise
- 2 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
Calories Per Serving910
Folate equivalent (total)94µg23%
20 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipes
We have put together a list of our favorite gourmet grilled cheese recipes, with a wide variety of flavors to help you find your perfect grilled cheese. Everyone loves a classic grilled cheese with tomato soup, but there is so much room to experiment with this classic sandwich.
Grilled cheese is an after school lunch classic – hot melty cheese in between crispy buttery bread, perfect for dipping in tomato soup. Yum!
Lucky for us, this classic doesn’t have to stop when we’re done with grade school. Gourmet grilled cheeses are a great way to make an “adult” grilled cheese, and add more flavor and flare to the long time favorite.
This list includes our best gourmet grilled cheese recipes, including recipes for grilled cheese in oven, air fryer grilled cheese, and grilled ham and cheese. They are extremely versatile and can be tweaked to find something for everyone’s taste!
1. Clothing Iron Grilled CheeseChristin Urso
This one is for all the students living in dorm rooms with no kitchen. I lived kitchenless in my first year and I definitely know the struggles of trying to cook with no appliances. I wish I knew I could make a grilled cheese with a clothing iron in my first year. Then I would have been able to eat something besides cereal for my entire exam season when I was too busy to leave my room.
15 Desserts You Can Throw On The Grill
Want to make dessert taste even better? Throw it on the grill.
In the summertime, we grill literally everything.
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Say "aloha" to your go-to summer dessert.
Spoiler: It's way easier to eat than an actual s'more.
This ain't your average ice cream sandwich.
Turn summer's best fruit into a dessert that will definitely impress.
Your next campout needs this fudgy, fluffy treat.
Once you grill your bananas, you'll never go back.
They're even better topped with a scoop of ice cream.
Top creamy frozen yogurt with chunks of caramelized, grilled pineapple and fresh coconut for a no-guilt dessert.
50 Grilled Cheese
1. Classic Sandwich: 2 slices cheddar, monterey jack or Swiss cheese between 2 slices country white bread cook, flipping once, until golden.
2. Bacon and Tomato: Make Classic Grilled Cheese (No. 1), adding 3 slices crisp bacon and 1 slice tomato between the cheese.
3. Triple Cheese: Make Classic Grilled Cheese (No. 1), using 1 slice each cheddar, muenster and Swiss cheese.
4. Spicy Nacho Sandwich: 2 slices white bread with 1 slice monterey jack or American cheese, some pickled jalapeño slices and 1 slice cheddar. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
Crunchy Nacho Grilled Cheese (No. 5), Goat Cheese-Peppadew (No. 6)
Crunchy Nacho Grilled Cheese (No. 5), Goat Cheese-Peppadew (No. 6)
5. Crunchy Nacho: Make Spicy Nacho Grilled Cheese (No. 4), adding 1 tablespoon crushed corn chips with the jalapenos.
6. Goat Cheese–Peppadew: Mix 1/2 cup cream cheese with 1/4 cup goat cheese and 8 chopped Peppadew peppers. Sandwich one-quarter of the mixture between 2 slices multigrain bread cook, flipping once, until golden. (Use the remaining cheese mixture for more sandwiches.)
7. Grilled Cheese Fingers: Make Classic Grilled Cheese (No. 1). Cut off the crusts and cut the sandwich into strips.
8. Diner Sandwich: 2 slices American cheese between 2 slices white bread. Spread mayonnaise on the outside of the sandwich and cook, flipping once, until golden. Serve with ketchup.
9. Spicy Diner Mix: 1 tablespoon mayonnaise with 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha. Make Diner Grilled Cheese (No. 8), replacing the mayonnaise with the spicy mayonnaise mixture.
10. Cheddar and Pickles: Make Diner Grilled Cheese (No. 8), replacing the American cheese with aged white cheddar and adding sliced pickles between the cheese.
11. Havarti and Chicken Salad: Sandwich 2 slices potato bread with 1 slice havarti, 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken salad and another slice of havarti. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
12. Garlic Ham and Cheese: Prepare 2 thick slices frozen garlic bread as the label directs. Sandwich with 2 slices each monterey jack and ham. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
13. Pesto: Spread pesto on 1 slice white bread. Top with 1 slice each provolone and mozzarella. Top with another slice of bread and cook, flipping once, until golden.
14. Avocado: Toss 1/4 sliced avocado with lime juice and lime zest to taste. Sandwich 2 slices white bread with 2 slices pepper jack and the avocado. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
15. Potato Chip: Spread yellow mustard on 1 slice whole-wheat bread top with 2 slices American cheese and 8 potato chips. Top with another slice of bread and cook, flipping once, until golden.
16. Swiss-Mushroom: Spread 2 slices rye bread with Thousand Island dressing. Sandwich with 1 slice Swiss cheese, some sautéed mushrooms and onions, and another slice of Swiss. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
17. Bagel Spread: a split bagel with mayonnaise and spicy mustard. Sandwich with 1 slice muenster, 2 slices salami and another slice of muenster. Cook, flipping once, until golden, pressing to flatten.
18. Cajun Sandwich: 2 slices country white bread with 2 slices provolone. Cook in butter with a pinch of Cajun seasoning.
19. Muffuletta: Make Cajun Grilled Cheese (No. 18), adding 1 tablespoon deli olive salad between the cheese.
20. Roasted Tomato: Toss 4 halved plum tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Roast at 350 degrees F, 1 hour mash. Spread 2 slices sourdough bread with one-quarter of the tomato mixture and sandwich with 2 slices cheddar. Cook, flipping once, until golden. (Use the remaining tomato mixture for more sandwiches.)
Blue Cheese and Onion Grilled Cheese
21. Blue Cheese and Onion: Sandwich 2 slices marble rye bread with 1 slice each muenster and soft blue cheese, some caramelized onions and another slice of muenster. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
22. Italian: Sandwich 2 slices sourdough bread with 1 slice provolone, 1 slice mortadella, some chopped pickled vegetables and another slice of provolone. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
23. Fontina and Sage: Fry 4 sage leaves in a skillet in butter and olive oil until crisp. Sandwich 2 slices crusty bread with 2 slices fontina and the fried sage. Cook in the same skillet.
24. Mediterranean: Spread baba ghanoush on 2 slices whole-grain bread. Sandwich with 1 slice monterey jack, a few thin slices grilled zucchini, 2 tablespoons crumbled feta and another slice of monterey jack. Cook in olive oil.
25. Gruyere and Sauerkraut: Spread dijon mustard on 1 slice crusty bread. Top with 2 slices gruyere, 1 tablespoon sauerkraut and another slice of bread. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
26. Roast Beef and Brie: Spread 2 slices sourdough bread with dijon mustard and brie (remove the rind). Sandwich with some caramelized onions and 1 slice roast beef. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
27. Inside-Out Bun: Sandwich 1 slice each pepper jack and Swiss cheese on an inside-out seedless hamburger bun. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
28. Patty Melt: Cook a thin hamburger patty to medium doneness. Sandwich an inside-out seedless hamburger bun with 1 slice cheddar, the hamburger patty and 1 slice American cheese. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
29. Hot Dog: Halve a hot dog lengthwise brown in a skillet. Spread a hot dog bun with ketchup and mustard, then sandwich with the hot dog and 1 slice American cheese. Cook, flipping once, until golden, pressing to flatten.
30. Meaty Macaroni: Spread 3 tablespoons warm macaroni and cheese on 2 slices potato bread. Drizzle with hot sauce and sandwich with ¼ cup warm pulled pork. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
31. Spanish Olive Sandwich: 1/4 cup grated manchego cheese and 1 tablespoon sliced green olives between 2 slices white bread. Cook, flipping once, until golden.
32. Fig and Olive: Make Spanish Olive Grilled Cheese (No. 31), spreading the bread with fig jam before building the sandwich.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Dessert Grilled Cheese #SundaySupper
Prepare to appreciate sandwiches in a whole new way with this Dark Chocolate Cherry Dessert Grilled Cheese! Fresh bing cherries, sweetened Mascarpone, and luscious dark chocolate melted on brioche make this a sandwich destined for your dessert menu!
If this thing doesn’t taste like a summer-fall baby, I don’t know what does.
I don’t mean an actual baby. But, like, if summer cherries married dark chocolate, and they somehow had a baby, it would be this dessert grilled cheese sandwich.
Seriously, how are these not more popular?
I’ve been on a serious cherry, peach, and watermelon kick this summer. I blame the farmer’s market – they draw me in with their super cheap sale prices, and then I can’t get out of there without spending $40 on all the produce. I’ve picked up everything from giant poblano peppers to cute little lychee pods, farm-fresh Amish chicken eggs to the prettiest head of purple cabbage I’ve ever seen.
I’m starting to think I need to come up with a recipe plan for everything before I buy it, though. I’ve found myself staring at my weekly hauls in disbelief, trying to figure out how I’ll use it all before it goes bad.
I mean, lychee isn’t exactly a run-of-the-mill ingredient in my house (they ended up in a cocktail. WIN!)
I’ve been finding all these strange fruits, but still can’t find either white OR pink dragonfruit. You have no idea how badly I’ve been craving some – I blame Instagram. All those jerks and their pretty smoothie bowls and fruit platters with their fresh dragonfruit.
If someone express mailed me some, it would make my life. Tropical as coastal Florida is, we are clearly not on the same summer fruit wavelength as the rest of this equatorial region.
I digress. Cherries, however, have been in my house since the first day I laid eyes on them in the grocery store.
I hoard cherries. HOARD THEM. Their season is so blissful and yet, so short, so the Hubs and I have been enjoying them to the fullest – he and his Rainiers, and me with my Bings. (We also differ on grape preferences, in case you were curious. Probably not.) I stock up, pit them, and freeze them when they’re 99 cents a bag, too.
I’ve been using these summer gems in everything. Cocktails, smoothies, salads (one coming at you next week,) desserts, a pie (you may as well call next week #CherryWeek,) and this here fun little dessert grilled cheese sandwich right here.
Gotta get in all the cherry love while we still can.
Melty dark chocolate. Soft, gooey, slightly sweetened mascarpone (or cream cheese if you prefer – I tried this with both and they were equally perfect.) Fresh cherries, all warmed up but still texture heaven. All inside of two buttery, salty, perfectly grilled slices of brioche (or whatever you’ve got.)
Simple. Tasty. Confusing, since it’s a sandwich plus a dessert.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Grilled cheese – the iconic American sandwich – has stood the test of time, evolving with each new generation. It begins with the simple combination of bread, butter and cheese to create the ultimate in comfort food. One bite into the toasted, crispy exterior followed by the melted cheesy goodness and you&rsquore hooked. It&rsquos almost impossible not to fall in love at first bite.
Who doesn&rsquot look back fondly on memories of a bowl of hot tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, the soup just begging the sandwich to drop in for a quick dip? But plain grilled cheese is just the beginning.
Wondering how to make a grilled cheese sandwich you&rsquoll enjoy every bite of? The perfect grilled cheese sandwich is really in the eye – and mouth – of the beholder. Any combination is practically guaranteed to be a winner. Add shredded chicken from last night&rsquos supper or up your veggie game with sliced tomatoes. Topped with a fried egg, a grilled cheese sandwich magically transforms into the perfect breakfast. There are endless possibilities.
There are so many ways to love a grilled cheese sandwich made with The World&rsquos Best Cheddar – the best cheese for grilled cheese. Try one of these recipes today. You can thank us later.
Want some grilled cheese recipes to get you off to a terrific start in your grilled cheese making adventures? You&rsquoll find plenty of inspiration with our collection of what we think are some of the best grilled cheese recipes out there. And it doesn&rsquot have to be complicated. For example, by just adding some sautéed baby spinach, you turn an ordinary grilled cheese into a Grilled Cheese Florentine . Or slice up a crisp apple and make The Farm Girl&rsquos Fave . For a sandwich with a bit of heat, you&rsquoll want to try this Cabot favorite – Chipotle Cheddar and Chorizo Grilled Cheese . For a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, the Heaven in Vermont Grilled Cheese is the way to go.
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Dessert Grilled Cheese Recipe
Years ago I stumbled upon a food truck in Portland and fell in love with grilled cheese all over again, specifically dessert grilled cheese. Their menu was vast and inspirational &ndash grilled cheese is obviously for every kind of taste bud! One of my favorite sandwiches was a dessert variation of grilled cheese and I finally rounded up all the ingredients to give it a try at home. It&rsquos a real treat and I&rsquom sure you&rsquore going to love it!
This sandwich is perfection! Gooey, sweet and the most divine compilation of ingredients. My daughter inhaled hers and asked that it go on the menu for tomorrow&rsquos breakfast too 🙂 We shall see! I may put my vote on breakfast grilled cheese too!
Grilled Cheese Recipes – 27 Ways to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich
If you watch our live cooking show (p.s. you definitely should), then you&rsquore already familiar with my deep and abiding love for grilled cheese. I don&rsquot know what it is about the buttery crispy bread in combination with the slightly sweet, silky melted cheese that makes my heart sing, but it doesssssss. I mean, to the extent that we spent ninety minutes making grilled cheese sandwiches and we didn&rsquot even get to all the flavor combinations I wanted to try!
Not to worry, there will be time again for another grilled cheese extravaganza. But in the meantime, I hope this collection of Twenty Seven Ways to Make Grilled Cheese Sandwich will make you happy like me!
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So delicious pictures. I love taste of grilled cheese so thanks for writing that post. For sure I'll make something of it.
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3. Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese
Holy moly, just look at how beautiful that brie looks kissing the crevices of those blueberries.
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries, washed
- 1 Teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
- 2 Slices Bread
- Handful of Basil Leaves, washed
- 3 Slices Brie Cheese (sliced from the long side of the wedge)
- Butter (optional)
- Bring blueberries, vinegar, and sugar to boil over medium heat, gently crushing the berries as you stir, until it reaches a thick, jammy consistency, about 5 minutes. Strain syrup from solid berries.
- Butter one side of the bread. Spread blueberry mixture onto dry side of a slice and top with basil leaves and cheese. Add second slice of bread (butter side up) to make a sandwich.
- Toast in a medium skillet, browning each side until cheese melts. Enjoy!
We’ve made this recipe with several types of cheese because, why not? Feel free to experiment. We suggest trying it with Monterrey Jack.