The 8 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,...MORE 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 08

    Brie Apple and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    Grilled Brie Apple and Bacon Sandwich. Linda Larsen

    Brie and apples is a wonderful combination. Add the smokiness of crisp bacon and you have a fabulous sandwich that takes minutes to make and tastes delicious.

  • 02 of 08
    Baked Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwiches. Linda Larsen

    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 grilled cheese sammies in a hurry!

  • 03 of 08
    English Muffin Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Linda Larsen

    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 sandwiches will be a hit with adults and kids alike.

  • 04 of 08
    My Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Linda Larsen

    This 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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  • 05 of 08

    Grilled Cheese Bacon Avocado Sandwich

    Grilled Cheese Bacon Avocado Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Bacon Avocado Sandwich. Linda Larsen

    This sandwich combines all of my favorite flavors and textures: crisp and smoky bacon, flavorful and melty cheese, suave, buttery avocado, and crisp bread. Yum.

  • 06 of 08

    Cheesy Quesadillas

    Cheese Quesadillas. Linda Larsen

    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 this sammy in the house and let your kids make their own.

  • 07 of 08
    Grilled Chicken Apple Sandwiches
    Grilled Chicken Apple Sandwiches. Linda Larsen

    This 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.

  • 08 of 08

    Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
    Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Linda Larsen
    Well, if these sandwiches aren't fun! Use your waffle iron to make grilled cheese sammies. Yum.