When it comes to comfort food, there’s not much that can top a warm, gooey grilled cheese sandwich. A classic kid favorite, this cheese-stuffed delight is often also adored by adults who love it for both its taste and the childhood memories it conjures up.
In fact, the grilled cheese sandwich is so revered that not only does it have its own special day (celebrated on April 12), but the entire month of April has also been named National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month.
Obviously the best way to celebrate is to enjoy a hot, cheesy sandwich for lunch or dinner on April 12. But you don’t have to go with the standard processed cheese and white bread (although there’s certainly nothing wrong with that classic combination!). There are dozens of different ways to enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich if you want to get a little adventurous.
Unique and savory grilled cheese
- How about combining two comfort foods in one with this loaded baked potato grilled cheese sandwich.
- Those in the Southern United States will particularly enjoy this recipe for grilled pimento cheese sandwich.
- Philly cheesesteak grilled cheese? Why not!
- Inspired by the classic Cubano sandwich, there’s this grilled ham, cheese and pickle sandwich.
- Fish lovers will enjoy that there’s even grilled cheese for them! Try this smoked salmon grilled cheese with mustard.
Dessert grilled cheese
- Pair creamy mascarpone with fresh strawberries for a delicious sweet treat!
- Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze, as they say, so give this cinnamon, Brie and apple grilled cheese a try!
- Another take on apple pie grilled cheese! This one includes caramel sauce and a French toast treatment.
Grilled cheese sandwiches can be very rich, so it’s nice to pair them with a fresh, crisp salad dressed with a light vinaigrette, or even a platter filled with carrot sticks, celery sticks, and other raw veggies for contrast and crunch.
For tips on how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, no matter what recipe you choose, visit Closet Cooking, and for more amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes, check out Grilled Cheese Academy.
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