Ever since we were little kids, we have been practically obsessed with grilled cheese. We love bread, we loved cheese, and we love comfort food, so what’s not to enjoy, right? We also love that they’re quick and simple to make, which makes them the perfect dinner on a busy night or when our kids are feeling picky. Just because we love something in its classic form, however, doesn’t mean we’re not open to the idea of adding a unique twist every once in a while!
Just in case you’re as interested in learning how to make new kinds and flavours of grilled cheese as we were, here are 15 of the very best recipes we’ve discovered over the years that made our mouths water practically before we were done making them.
1. Balsamic blueberry grilled cheese
Let’s kick this list off with a super unique new flavour of grilled cheese sandwich right off the bat! After all, sweet and savoury combination recipes are totally trending right now and if you’ve ever tried them before, you know that it’s because they’re completely delicious. This particular recipe from Amanda K By The Bay, which brings sweetness in the form of blueberries, is the perfect example of what we mean! Check out how they pair the bread and cheese with blueberries and balsamic for a truly unique taste.
2. Mini pesto grilled cheese
Pesto is the kind of thing we’ve always loved no matter what we’ve tried it on. We’ve had it on plenty of sandwiches before, but those have been ones that are a little more decked out, with layers of vegetables and meat. Sometimes it’s nice to simplify things, which is why we thought these pesto grilled cheese mini sandwiches looked like such a good idea! Certified Pastry Aficionado shows you how to make it happen and we’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for an easy meal to start introducing your kids to pesto with.
3. Sausage and pepper chipotle grilled cheese
Have your favourite alternative grilled cheese recipes always been the ones that involve adding a little bit of meat to the mix, but you’re looking for something a little more interesting than just the classic bacon idea? Well, we much as we do love bacon and cheese together on a sandwich, we can’t say we blame you, considering how many other options are out there! We simply adore the way Peas and Crayons chose to add sausage instead, bringing its flavour out even more by throwing peppers into the mix as well. They used red and yellow peppers, but you could include any kind you please!
4. Dill pickle bacon grilled cheese
Okay, we know we were just saying that sometimes it’s nice to add other things to your grilled cheese sandwiches besides the classic and obvious choice of bacon, but that doesn’t mean that bacon isn’t still one of the most delicious topping options out there! Adding bacon also doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t add other things in combination with it as well. In fact, Spend With Pennies suggests amping things up to a whole other level by pairing your cheese and bacon with- yes, we’re totally serious here- slices of pickle!