From Savory to Sweet, Our Top 9 Grilled Cheese Recipes

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a childhood staple that we never go out of season. It’s one of the first meals many make for kids, but adults love them just as much.

Turn a simple grilled cheese sandwich into a gourmet dish by adding savory and sweet twists. Adding fresh produce like tomatoes, cauliflower and pears gives it a lighter taste, while condiments like pesto, balsamic vinaigrette, jams, and sour cream take it up an entire notch. And of course, experimenting with various types of cheeses like mozzarella, brie and even pepper jack adds a plethora of flavor.

Our top 9 grilled cheese recipes will have everyone savoring this classic dish!


Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese grilled cheese sandwich

Who doesn’t love a Caprese sandwich? Now, one of your favorite sandwiches can be transformed into a grilled cheese. Simple use these key ingredients: mozzarella, tomato, basil, pesto, and balsamic vinaigrette. Want to be fancy? Try it with a panini press for a nice, crisp texture!


Nacho Ordinary Grilled Cheese

Nacho grilled cheese sandwich

This recipe is perfect for game day! Nachos can get pretty messy, so ditch the drip and enjoy this portable, flavor packed twist. Combine all the fresh ingredients used in nachos like diced tomatoes, onions, avocado, jalapenos and lime juice. Add taco seasoning to the butter before it’s spread to give it that flavor! Combined slices of pepper jack, Monterey jack, Colby and cheddar cheese truly make this recipe cheesy-licious!


Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

Cauliflower grilled cheese sandwich

Trying to watch your carbs? Then this bread alternative is right up your alley. Think cauliflower crust pizza, but better! You only need cauliflower, an egg, and parmesan cheese to make it! A food processor is essential for this low carb, keto sandwich.


Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese

Philly cheesesteak grilled cheese sandwich

Whether you love provolone or cheese whiz on your Philly Cheesesteaks, this sandwich is for you! It takes the classic ingredients and serves them on grilled bread instead of a roll. This quick recipe gives you the gusto of a Philly Cheesesteak that you won’t forget about. Try using mushrooms for a vegetarian option!


Waffle Grilled Cheese

Waffle grilled cheese sandwich

Instead of bread, use 2 thawed toaster waffles! The variations are endless with Waffle Grilled Cheese. From pork and fried onions to ham and pickles, you will never want to eat waffles with just syrup and butter ever again.


Charcuterie Grilled Cheese

Charcuterie grilled cheese sandwich

Charcuterie boards are in season all year round, but there are often leftovers. Take those staples, like cured meats, decadent cheeses, fresh fruit, pickled veggies, and jams and combine them into a delicious grilled panini. Want to add a little more flair to your fun picnic? Cut the sandwiches into cute little triangles.


Roasted Red Pepper Avocado Grilled Cheese

Avocado grilled cheese sandwich

Who doesn’t love roasted red peppers and avocado? Combine these favorites to create a go-to sandwich. Not only are you using fresh ingredients, but you’re upping the ante by roasting the red pepper over an open flame for the perfect charred flavor.


Pear and Honey Grilled Cheese

Pear and honey grilled cheese sandwich.

This grilled cheese has the best of sweet and savory. Honey goes well with almost everything and with cheese, it’s unforgettable! Add crunchy slices of a pear and and you’ve got yourself an appetizing texture, aroma and flavor trifecta.


Pesto Provolone and Pumpernickel Grilled Cheese

Pesto grilled cheese sandwich.

Try saying that 3 times fast! This recipe is so simple to make that you’ll be done cooking before you can get the tongue twister correct. The pesto and sun-dried tomatoes with the pumpernickel bread and cheese is a combination of flavors that you have been missing out on.