The 6 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

So, you may think that grilled cheese sandwiches are basic and don't need a recipe. You would be wrong! Grilled cheese sandwiches can be as simple as cheese and two slices of bread. But you can use exotic cheeses, use different breads, and add fabulous ingredients to turn a sandwich into a meal. And there are certain tricks to the best-grilled cheese sandwich too.

First of all, butter the bread itself. Don't put butter in the skillet. That way the butter soaks into the bread. Second, cover the sandwiches as they grill to ensure that the cheese melts completely. Finally, have fun and let your imagination go wild! Have a grilled cheese tasting party with lots of breads, cheese, fruits, and veggies and give a prize for the best sammy. Enjoy!

  • 01 of 06

    Baked Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwiches

    Panini with tomato, pesto and mozzarella
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    This super easy and perfect way to make grilled cheese sandwiches breaks almost all of the rules! You assemble the sandwiches, then bake them in a hot oven, turning once. They become brown and crisp and the cheese melts perfectly. This method is a fabulous way to make a bunch of baked grilled cheese pesto sandwiches in a hurry!

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    English Muffin Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    Grilled cheese English Muffin
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    The best part of the English muffin is the craggy insides that absorb lots of butter. So use that attribute to hold melted cheese! These super easy and tasty English muffin grilled cheese sandwiches will be a hit with adults and kids alike.

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    Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Garlic bread grilled cheese and marinara sauce.
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    If you've ever had garlic bread with mozzarella cheese then you know how delicious this sandwich can be. Slices of bread are spread with a delicious garlic-parsley butter, toasted until golden, and then sandwiched around shredded cheese and cooked until melted. Serve with marinara or pizza sauce for dipping.

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    My Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Grilled cheese sandwich

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    My favorite grilled cheese sandwich may seem simple, but it is finely tuned and perfected! You must use American cheese and a good sturdy whole wheat bread to achieve grilled cheese perfection.

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    Cheesy Quesadillas

    Cheese quesadilla

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    Tortillas are a great "container" for grilled cheese. This super recipe is so easy, yet tastes like so much more than the sum of its parts. Keep ingredients for these cheesy quesadillas in the house and let your kids make their own.

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    Grilled Chicken and Apple Sandwich

    Chicken apple sandwoch

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    This grilled chicken and apple sandwich is a bit different; it incorporates grated cheese into a creamy mixture with chicken, apple, celery, and carrot. Keep the spread in the fridge and let your kids make their own luscious sandwiches when they're hungry.