Get to know the playful side of this economical lunchtime favorite.
Golden toasted bread. Tangy melted cheese. Subtle buttery undertones. There is almost no downside to our childhood favorite, the grilled cheese. Plus, like all members of the sandwich family, the flavor possibilities range as far and wide as your culinary imagination will take you! Try one of our hot and cheesy recipes below or create your own masterpiece!
To make a gooey grilled cheese sandwich like this one, you need a good melting cheese like Mahón; be sure to choose a young semisoft variety rather than a hard aged one.
Call it an adult version of the grilled cheese sandwich — slices of country bread layered with mozzarella, goat cheese, and tomato-sauced spinach, then toasted to a golden brown.
The grilled cheese sandwich grows up in our sophisticated version that starts with nutty, smooth-melting fontina cheese and adds a layer of sage-accented sautéed mushrooms.
A Montana homemaker found inspiration in the bright, sunny flavors of Spain to make this award-winning ham and cheese sandwich.
This might be the most beautiful grilled cheese sandwich you've ever seen. The shredded carrot and zucchini hide nicely from vegetable-phobes in the sharp Cheddar.
Spanish cheese strikes again, but with a sweet-tart twist. This is a vegetarian lunch option that can convert even the most stalwart meat eater to at least an occasional vegetarian meal.
The Dutch call grilled cheese sandwiches "toasties." And instead of eating the sandwich plain, they dip their toastie in a tasty sauce like this recipe's Honey Dip.
Featuring a tempting blend of Asiago, mozzarella, and fontina cheeses, these grilled sandwiches are truly a cut above the rest.
Seasoned buttery slices of grilled bread sandwich a creamy filling of Gouda, a mild, nut-flavored cheese, in this twist on the classic grilled cheese.
A grilled cheese with a whole lot more, this toasted treasure boasts smoky bacon and rich avocados. When paired with a fresh tomato soup, this sandwich approaches perfection.