Grilled cheese are the perfect small meal for the whole family. They’re easy to make and many people around the internet have become creative and developed recipes for adult and kid-friendly grilled cheeses.
While everyone boasts that theirs is the best grilled cheese recipes ever, we lined these up for you and your kids to try and pick your favorite.
Let’s begin exploring the world of grilled cheese:
1. Fancy Schmancy Grilled Cheese
This grilled cheese isn’t your basic grilled cheese. It has a fancier way about it and most people who love cheese will love it.
What makes it fancy? It includes high-quality bread, multiple types of cheeses, Dijon mustard, and an array of spices.
2. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
Do you have a taste for spicy dishes? You’ll love this sandwich! It contains bread and cheese like most grilled cheeses.
However, it’s set apart because it also includes buffalo chicken. It may get a little messy, but it’s one delicious sandwich.
3. Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese
When I was younger, I wasn’t a fan of avocados. As I’ve aged, I’ve learned to embrace this amazing addition.
If you enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich, you’ll also enjoy it being slathered with avocado and crispy bacon too.
4. Pesto Mozzarella Grilled Cheese
Are the kids wearing you out with the specific meals they want all the time? I get it! The next time the kids scream for grilled cheese, consider making yourself an adult-version.
Instead of a basic grilled cheese, switch up cheddar for mozzarella and add some pesto to the bread too.
5. Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
This grilled cheese sandwich adds some sweeter flavors to the traditional grilled cheese sandwich. It includes Canadian bacon and pineapple.
Plus, they use a different choice of cheese and add a few spices for a Hawaiian style treat.
6. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
This sandwich is full of flavor and spicy too. It begins with two slices of bread. The bread is smothered in cream cheese which has been mixed with chopped green onions.
From there, roasted jalapenos are added to the sandwich along with more cheese. When heated, it all melts together into a delicious sandwich.
7. Monte Cristo Style Grilled Cheese
Who doesn’t love a Monte Cristo sandwich? They’re delicious! It has two slices of bread with mustard and mayonnaise.
The sandwich is built with cheese and ham. Once you have the sandwich intact, it’s dipped in a cream and egg mixture before being grilled. When complete, it’s sprinkled with powdered sugar.
8. Apple and Gouda Grilled Cheese
Gouda is a type of cheese which is frequently paired with fruit because they complement each other well.
This grilled cheese is no exception. The bread is filled with slices of sweet apple and delicious gouda cheese and grilled to melted perfection.
9. The Gourmet Grilled Cheese
This grilled cheese is extremely gourmet and could almost pass as a part of an adult dinner party. Who wouldn’t love a twist on a blast from the past favorite meal?
It includes three different types of cheese, caramelized onions, and different herbs. This sandwich is dainty and delicious.
10. Pizza Margherita Grilled Cheese
If you love a traditional Margherita style pizza, you’ll love this grilled cheese. It’s made on sourdough bread and topped with homemade marinara sauce.
The finishing touch is the fire roasted tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Grill it to perfection, and you have one heck of a meal.
11. BLT Grilled Cheese
Why not combine two of the most classic sandwiches into one and make the ultimate classic meal?
You can thanks to this idea. Combine a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich with a classic grilled cheese. Your stomach will thank you!
12. Cranberry Brie and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese
Would you prefer a swankier grilled cheese to enjoy on a date or during a meal with friends? You can serve basic food which is dressed up to dinner guests.
This grilled cheese will make the kid in you scream with excitement because it’s familiar. Yet, the adult in you will love the flavors of cranberry sauce, brie, and prosciutto.
13. Spaghetti Grilled Cheese
Who wouldn’t love to eat a spaghetti dinner on the run? Thanks to this idea for an Italian grilled cheese, you can.
The grilled cheese is built on two pieces of garlic bread, topped with cheese, and finished off with spaghetti before heating it up to become a melted paradise on a plate.
14. Italian Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese
If you enjoy garlic bread, consider making this grilled cheese. It’s piled high with cheese, garlic, prosciutto, and pine nuts.
Once the sandwich is built, it’s thrown on a hot griddle until the flavors melt together. When complete, you can dig in and enjoy each mouth-watering bite.
15. Fried Egg Grilled Cheese
I love the idea for this sandwich. It’s simple to make and also combines two classic sandwiches into one delicious bite.
You build the grilled cheese between two pieces of bread. It includes a fried egg (from an egg sandwich) and cheese to build a delicious grilled cheese you’re going to love.
16. Spinach and Feta Grilled Cheese
Oh my! Do you love feta cheese? Are you trying to take in all the green superfoods you can to maintain your health?
This sandwich has what you need. It combines both feta cheese and spinach in one toasted and melty sandwich.
17. Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
Are you following a larb (as I call it.) Also known as a low carb diet. It can be hard browsing through this list because it appears there’s nothing for you.
But you can’t say that after you read this option. It’s a grilled cheese made with a cauliflower ‘bread’ and cheese melted between it.
18. Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Are you in the mood for tacos, but aren’t in the mood for all the fuss and mess which can sometimes happen on taco night?
Skip the full-blown fiesta and make this taco grilled cheese. It has the taco meat and fixings melted between cheese on two slices of bread.
19. Grilled Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Adult grilled cheese alert! Everyone will want to tune into this recipe. If you’re tired of the old-fashioned grilled cheese, be prepared to be amazed.
Instead of cheese melted between bread, this recipe uses sun-dried tomatoes to make a fantastic pesto sauce to accompany it.
20. Zucchini Grilled Cheese
When you’re on a low-carb diet it can be difficult to say, “Farewell!” to items you consider comfort foods.
You don’t have to thanks to this option. They use zucchini to form the bread and melt cheese between the two slices of ‘bread.’
21. Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon
When I was a newlywed, I was finishing up my first college degree. We lived in a little one-bedroom apartment and ate simply because I had late nights with night school.
Nothing was better than when I’d come home from a long day of working and going to school, and my husband would make these grilled cheese sandwiches.
They’re delicious and filling and a firm contender for the top spot of my personal choice for best grilled cheese ever.
22. Grilled Mac’n Cheese
Do you have a macaroni lover in your family? Make their day by making this grilled cheese for supper.
It’s macaroni and cheese squeezed between two slices of bread and grilled to melty perfection. If you love cheese, you’ll love this sandwich.
23. Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese
Again, this recipe is a memory maker and one to stash in your recipe book. It combines two classic sandwiches and hits a home run in the process.
If you love sloppy joes, you’re in for a treat. Sloppy joe meat is placed between two slices of bread along with cheese. They’re all melted together and form a tasty dinner.
24. Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich
My sister and my oldest son both have a mutual love for mushrooms. If you love mushrooms too, you should give this sandwich a try.
It’s mushrooms and cheese placed between two slices of bread. From there, you place the bread over heat and let it all melt together.
If you love mushrooms too, you might just vote this one as the best cheese griller!