Grilled cheese sandwiches with nutty charred brussels sprouts and sweet, lightly caramelized onions.
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For serious cheese lovers: Grilled cheese sandwiches coated with crunchy Cheerios® and an extra layer of toasted cheddar. Pre-toasting the bread keeps it crisp.
It's a cubano sandwich but without the roasted pork and the addition of a buttery, grilled crust.
Pepperoni, pickled peppers, and melted cheese in a buttery sandwich. What's not to like?
A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with spicy tangy kimchi.
A dessert grilled cheese made with Nutella and creamy brie.
A caprese salad stuffed into a hot and crispy grilled cheese sandwich.
A grilled cheese stuffed with crisp bacon, tomato, and avocado.
All the flavor of a bacon-wrapped jalapeño popper in a grilled cheese sandwich.
A classic grilled cheese sandwich with roasted pineapple and ham.
A grilled cheese sandwich layered with sliced meats and olive salad.
Grilled cheese with creamy guacamole in the center that bursts out as you bite into it. This may be the greatest thing ever.
The classic grilled cheese sandwich in its ultimate form: toasted on the inside and out (to add buttery flavor and promote even melting), and cooked low and slow for deep, even browning.
Pimento cheese is one of my favorites from the Southern canon, and I find it is at its best with sandwiched between buttered white bread and grilled until crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside. So when I run into a pimento grilled cheese recipe in a cookbook, it's one of the first things I bookmark. That said, the Pimento Jack Cheese Sandwich in Richard Blais's new cookbook, Try This at Home, is nothing like a pimento cheese sandwich you'd see down south. There is pepper jack where there should be sharp cheddar. There are homemade roast poblanos instead of jarred red pimentos. There is cilantro and lime zest. Surprisingly, these apparent foibles turn out to be assets once the sandwich takes shape, and I immediately regretted scoffing at the ingredients once taking a bite.
A grilled cheese sandwich made with sharp white cheddar cheese is given new life with new flavors when studded with sun-dried tomatoes, and spread with spicy Harissa. And instead of using butter to brown and crisp this sandwich, brush the bread with the olive oil in which the sun-dried tomatoes are packed for an additional hit of tomato essence.
Okay. Grilled cheese is not the kind of dish that really needs a recipe. Bread, cheese, butter, plus a moderately hot pan, and dinner is served, right? Sure, these steps will lead to a tasty sandwich, but it is easy to get into a grilled cheese rut without the proper inspiration. Enter the Grilled MILKimcheeze from Lauryn Chun's Kimchi Cookbook. Nothing more than a standard gooey warm sandwich, except for the generous application of napa cabbage kimchi. Not only does the kimchi add welcome crunch to the melty cheese, but its spicy funk adds an addictive layer of flavor to the lunchtime favorite.
These tiny triple-decker sandwiches are buttery, toasty, and oozing with cheese. They're a cross between a crouton and a grilled cheese.
Thanksgiving leftovers stuffed into a grilled cheese sandwich served with hot gravy.
This isn't an attempt to outshine the original beef patty melt, but it is pretty gosh-darn awesome with its crisp pork patty and caramelized fennel and onions.