17 Meatless Monday Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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    beet and kale grilled cheese
    beet and kale grilled cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    Beet-infused goat cheese sounds fancy but it's actually super easy! And when you add sauteed kale and three kinds of mushrooms, this veg-loaded grilled cheese becomes even more colorful and flavorful. 


  • 02 of 17
    artichoke grilled cheese
    artichoke grilled cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    We always think about marinated artichoke hearts but have you ever tried your hand at roasting them? Not only does this bring out their natural sweetness, but when oven roasted, the artichoke's texture completely transforms into a more crunchy and caramelized version of its soggy self. In this sandwich I combine the crispy and golden roasted artichoke hearts with creamy and rich Mecox Cheddar between two slices of sourdough and a hefty drizzle of hot pepper infused olive oil. This sandwich...MORE may sound simple but the flavors are totally complex and exciting.

  • 03 of 17
    Roasted Corn Grilled Cheese
    Roasted Corn Grilled Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    Buttery roasted corn, spicy jalapenos, and rich manchego cheese come together in this zesty grilled cheese.


  • 04 of 17
    green bean grilled cheese
    green bean grilled cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    This green bean casserole takes all the goodness from the classic dish and transforms it into a holdable grilled cheese sandwich! Camembert not only adds a richness to the sandwich but it also mocks the gravy aspect of the dish. And by adding the french onion dip seasoning to the top, you get even more of that awesome retroness. 

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  • 05 of 17
    Scrambled Eggs, Alpha Tolman Cheese, Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce, and Salted Tomato Grilled Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    Breakfast on the go is easy with this creamy and rich grilled cheese! Alpine-style Alpha Tolman Cheese by The Cellers at Jasper HIllmelts beautifully alongside scrambled eggs and fresh slices of salted tomatoes. Hearty Texas toast helps keep everything glued together and the Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce adds an extra zing of flavor and helps awaken the taste buds early in the morning. This sandwich definitely will make your breakfast more exciting.

  • 06 of 17
    Stuffing-Waffle Grilled Cheese with Mashed Potatoes + Cranberry Jam and Muenster. Grilled Cheese Social

    So it's Thanksgiving Day and you're stressed. But ya know what? The big meal is the least important part. We all know it's about the leftovers so go ahead and put on your elastic lined pants, pour yourself a stiff drink, and get ready for some deliciousness because this leftover sandwich just got real.

    You know all that soggy leftover stuffing? Yeah? Well, put that slop into a waffle press and get ready to make the best thing that’s ever been created. Add some muenster cheese, a...MORE little bit of crappy cranberry jelly, and a big ole heaping pile of mashed potatoes and grill it. 


  • 07 of 17
    Brie, Fig Jam, and Poundcake Grilled Cheese with Rosemary Butter. Grilled Cheese Social

    I have to admit that when I dreamt up a poundcake grilled cheese, I thought that I was a pure genius. The buttery, sweet bread crisps up so beautifully and when paired with sweet and earthy fig jam, and creamy brie, well the combo gets even more delicious. I've served this sandwich for breakfast with a side of bacon, for dessert with powdered sugar on top, and pretty much any time that I've had poundcake around.

  • 08 of 17
    Tomato Chutney, Fried Egg, and Gruyere Grilled Cheese
    Tomato Chutney, Fried Egg, and Gruyere Grilled Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    This hole-in-one style grilled cheese has gruyere and tomato chutney. 


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  • 09 of 17
    Fried Green Tomato, Queso Fresco, and Cornbread Grilled Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    Sweet and savory cornbread, milk-y queso fresco, and tangy and crispy fried green tomatoes come together to make this sandwich everything you've ever dreamt about. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner... or hey, even dessert! 

  • 10 of 17
    Green Tomato Jam + Jerk Cheese Grilled Cheese
    Green Tomato Jam + Jerk Cheese Grilled Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    Beecher's Cheese, out of Seattle WA, makes this super special cow's milk blend called No Woman. It's sort of a sweet and spicy jerk flavored cheese that not only tastes amazing but also melts really beautifully.

  • 11 of 17
    Sweet and Savory Apple Butter and Croissant Grilled Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    With some spicy pepper jack cheese from Tillamook Cheese, a heaping spoonful of sweet and creamy apple butter, and a buttery and perfectly flaky croissant, this grilled cheese encompasses one of my favorite flavor combo’s SWEET & SPICY (and buttery) and it’s an excellent little treat that pairs nicely with an acidic Sauvignon Blanc.


    Even though this recipe recommends that you grill the sandwich, this combination is also delicious as-is - whether that's a quick breakfast, a last minute...MORE dessert, or an unconventional lunch. You can even go to the next level with this and add some salty cured meat like prosciutto or speck. 


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  • 12 of 17
    Vanilla Grilled Cheese with Chocolate and Candied Nuts. Grilled Cheese Social

    Chocolate and cheese are a match made in heaven. And when you use Carr Valley's Vanilla Cardona, well things get even more dreamy. Want to know more?

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  • 13 of 17
    Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Grilled Cheese
    Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Grilled Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

     It makes sense that acaprese sandwich, typically made with tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, would translate well into a grilled cheese. Sure, the classic version is typically made on an un-toasted baguette but who doesn't like crispy grilled bread? Especially when it's rubbed down with fresh garlic. 

    And you might be saying that fresh mozzarella doesn't really melt well - and, well, you're totally right. Fresh mozzarella doesn't typically melt unless...MORE it's heated for a long time. But if you're saying "Umm i want my grilled cheese to be oozing with molten lactose-goodness" and if you'd like some tips on how to do this, then go ahead and use some sort of low-moisture mozzarella or any of the shredded mozzarella that you find in your grocery's dairy aisle. It melts much nicer than the fresh version and it tastes pretty good, too. 

    This sandwich doesn't really hold up past about 30 minutes so be sure to eat it right away!


  • 14 of 17
    Avocado and Soft Boiled Egg Grilled Cheese with Sriracha. Grilled Cheese Social

    Since breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day - why not make one dish that has everything you need to get your day started?

    This savory breakfast grilled cheese pairs nutty gouda with creamy avocado, a perfectly cooked medium boiled egg, and some spicy sriracha all grilled between two buttery slices of wholegrain bread. And best of all - this breakfast sandwich is perfect to eat on the run! 

  • 15 of 17
    Arugula Pesto Grilled Cheese with Scrambled Eggs and Goat Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    Arugula pesto is the star of this savory breakfast grilled cheese and not only is it a super flavorful and bright spread, but it's also super easy to make!

    When paired with creamy scrambled eggs, some tangy goat cheese and two slices of crispy buttered whole wheat bread - this sandwich will instantly become a household favorite. And best of all, it only takes a few minutes to make and when wrapped tightly in tinfoil, it becomes the perfect sandwich for mornings on the go! 

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    Blistered Blueberry Grilled Cheese with Mascarpone and Brie
    Blistered Blueberry Grilled Cheese with Mascarpone and Brie. Grilled Cheese Social

    Sweet and tart blistered blueberries and earthy basil cut through the rich creaminess of the mascarpone and brie while the bagel acts as a unique encasing for this delicious dessert grilled cheese. 

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    Apricot Bruschetta Grilled Cheese with Basil
    Apricot Bruschetta Grilled Cheese with Basil and Goat Brie. Grilled Cheese Social

    Sweet apricots, tart blueberries, flower-y honey and fragrant basil combine to create a summertime fruit bruschetta that goes excellent inside of grilled cheese. The main star of this sandwich is Goat's brie, but unlike the typical cow's milk variety that one normally finds at the market, this blend is much tangier and has a really nice lemon-y finish. And when these two components meld together between two crusty buttery slices of french bread, the result is a sweet, savory, and bold...MORE grilled cheese.