10 Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Recipes
Remember when grilled cheese meant nothing more than bread, cheese and butter? It turns out that’s all just a starting point for this cheesy hand held favorite. Before taking out the panini press or heating up a skillet, help your grilled cheeses grow up by stacking them high with all kinds of fun add-ins.
With just a little creativity, grilled cheese can mature into a cheesy meal worthy of lunch or dinner. And, when it comes to comfort food, few things in this world can compare.
Inspired by a French country picnic, Garlicky Ham and Swiss incorporates slices of cornichons for a measure of crunchy acidity.
For the Barefoot Contessa, the Ultimate Grilled Cheese means layering thick slices of smoky bacon, multiple types of cheese and even a swipe of Dijon on sourdough.
Assembled on a crusty halved baguette, this Open-Faced Tomato Grilled Cheese by Food Network Magazine is so good it doesn’t even need that top layer of bread.
Pack all of the flavors of chile relleno, a Mexican favorite, into Roasted Poblano and Mushroom Grilled Cheese. With a noted smokiness for chipotle peppers, this sandwich has all the vibes of the traditional dish.
Soppressata and Provolone Grilled Cheese is both curative and cured, with salty cured meat in each bite. Counter it with a sweet fig jam served on the side.
Thinly sliced dates bring a complex sweetness to Food Network Magazine’s Grilled Cheese with Dates and Prosciutto.
Some cheeses melt better than others. By the looks of Ham-Taleggio Grilled Cheese by Food Network Magazine, soft and intense Taleggio melts like a champ.
Bearing figs, Brie cheese and a few luxurious drizzles of truffle oil, Sandra Lee’s Double-Decker Truffled Grilled Cheese for Food Network Magazine is perhaps the furthest from the grilled cheese of your youth. Who’s complaining?
We’re used to dipping our grilled cheeses into tomato soup, but Ina Garten’s Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons thankfully does all the dipping for you.
Lacking on the panini press? Surprise your family and friends with a Waffled Tomato-Grilled Cheese, which gets your sandwich to that same toasted, golden hue as the breakfast classic.
Any rendition you choose still pairs flawlessly with a steaming bowl of Tomato Soup.
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