Kids love grilled cheese! But there’s only so much you can do with the standard recipe besides just putting in a slice or two of American cheese between bread. Grilled cheese has come a long way and you can too with these recipes.
If you have leftover chicken, try the BBQ chicken grilled cheese sandwiches. Merge grilled cheese with another kid favorite with the pizza grilled cheese recipe. There are even vegan recipes like the avocado and jalapeño grilled cheese sandwich. And don’t just think of grilled cheese for dinner — you can have it for dessert, too.
Leftover chicken? Cut up the chicken and saute it with barbecue sauce. Prepare your grilled sandwich with sharp cheddar cheese to match the bold flavor of the chicken. This recipe for BBQ chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Little Kitchen goes well with sweet potato fries.
Did you know there are dairy-less cheeses available? Create a vegan version with this recipe for avocado and jalapeño grilled cheese from Namely Marly. The recipe calls for a vegan cheese that’s paired with sweet potato, sweet bell peppers, kidney beans and salsa. Zesty!
Apples taste great with cheese – add in some cinnamon and it’s pure perfection. Want proof? Try this apple cinnamon swirl grilled cheese from Closet Cooking. Start with cinnamon swirl bread and add in some cheddar cheese along with thin sliced apples before throwing them on the griddle.
Instead of pizza for dinner tonight, why not this recipe for pizza grilled cheese from Taste of Home? Add a dollop of pizza sauce in the center of the bread and layer the inside with provolone cheese and pepperoni. Offer extra pizza sauce for dipping.
Grilled cheese for dessert? Oh yeah! This decadent recipe for dessert grilled cheese from Nutmeg Nanny includes dulce de leche, mascarpone cheese and raspberry preserves. Dust the finished sandwich with powdered sugar. Now that’s a sandwich!
This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.
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