3 Decadent 'Adults-Only' Grilled Cheese Ideas

There are some pleasures you never grow out of—but that doesn’t mean they can’t grow with you. Each of these grilled cheese sandwiches has an extra flair that upgrades it from a classic comfort treat to a grown-up masterpiece. Whether you’re craving the kick of jalapeño poppers, the richness of French onion soup or the salty-sweet joy of bacon with brie and pear, this trio of sammies will hit the spot. 

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    Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

    The Spruce

    Want to give a classic grilled cheese a Tex-Mex twist? This recipe pairs spicy jalapeños and Colby Jack cheese with cream cheese and scallion to turn up the heat and take your grilled cheese up a notch.

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    French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

    The Spruce

    Take all the classic flavors of French Onion Soup and turn them into one majorly decadent sandwich. With caramelized onions and plenty of gooey gruyere, this sandwich might give both the soup and normal grilled cheese a run for its money.

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    Brie, Cheddar, Pear, Bacon Grilled Cheese

    The Spruce

    A perfect blend of sweet and savory. These grilled cheese uses simple ingredients that are packed with bold flavor for a symphony of taste that's elegant and satisfying in every bite. 


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