New Takes on Grilled Cheese

With a few creative ingredients, you can elevate the classic grilled cheese sandwich from childhood favorite to a comforting and satisfying main.

Photo By: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Sam Kaplan

Photo By: Sam Kaplan

Grilled Tomato and Cheese

Dunking grilled cheese in tomato soup is classic, but this sandwich has thick slices of heirloom tomato grilled right in with the American cheese.

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Smoked Gouda and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

Get your veggies in this sandwich, which is stuffed with arugula and roasted red peppers and grilled up with Gouda and Muenster between thick slices of Pullman bread.

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Soppressata and Provolone Grilled Cheese

Mild and melty provolone teams up with salty soppressata in this meaty grilled cheese.

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Garlicky Ham and Swiss

Take a loyal American classic to all new levels when you brown this sandwich of nutty Swiss cheese, ham and cornichons in a rich, garlic-infused butter.

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Roasted Poblano and Mushroom Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese with smoky roasted poblanos and creamy Monterey Jack is reminiscent of chiles rellenos, bringing two cultural classics together in one sandwich.

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Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

This meaty grilled cheese is just like a Reuben sandwich but without the sauerkraut. For the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and vinegary flavor, add the corned beef to the skillet with the sauteed onions, whole-grain mustard and Worcestershire sauce before piling it onto the rye and Jarlsberg.

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Sauteed Brussels sprouts add a great nutty bite to the tried-and-true combination of bacon and melted cheese. Slice them thin before cooking, then toss with the cooked bacon and some lemon zest.

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