The grilled cheese is one of those classic sandwiches beloved by many. We certainly love it. We also love twists on the basic traditional recipe. Including an unusual ingredient to jazz things up is rarely a bad thing.
However, is it still a grilled cheese sandwich when you include ham (or bacon)? Maybe we’re being pedantic here, but a hot ham and cheese sandwich isn’t interchangeable with grilled cheese. And if we add something like tuna to it, doesn’t that make it a tuna melt?
We decided to take a look at twists on the classic grilled cheese, and share with you the ones that make it unique without changing it into an entirely different sandwich. Check them out!
The awesome folks at Nature Box deliver with this recipe for gruyere grilled cheese with fig butter that includes avocado. Oh, yes. Now we’re talking.
Kitchen Tested adds fall flavors to this grilled cheese concept by including pumpkin and apples.
A Better Happier St. Sebastian’s recipe also uses gruyere cheese but serves it with Romesco sauce and watercress.
Joy the Baker sizzles with this recipe for spinach and artichoke grilled cheese, which uses crumbled or grated jack cheese, grated Parmesan cheese and cream cheese — with the cream cheese acting as the “glue” that holds this delicious sandwich together.
Just a Taste joins the grilled cheese debate, and how! You’ll want more than just a taste of this twist, which includes kale leaves and caramelized onions.
Closet Cooking pulled out all the stops with this mouthwatering recipe. Complementing the gooey cheese are cremini mushrooms, garlic, thyme, parsley, onion, truffle oil and — sit down — white wine.
Cooking Classy combines mozzarella with feta and adds fresh tomatoes, sliced black olives, diced red onion, fresh basil and garlic in this amazingly good Greek-inspired sandwich.
Martha Stewart dominates the grilled cheese with this recipe that includes grated fontina, Parmesan, baby arugula and apricot jam. Oh, what’s up now?
Cherished Bliss marries the caprese salad with the grilled cheese and slathers it all in a pesto sauce that will get your tummy motor revving.
Simply Scratch has got your number, thanks to this recipe that combines either Colby jack or cheddar cheese with jalapeño peppers, onions and cream cheese.
If unusual is what you’re after, then you can’t get much more so than Amanda By the Bay’s recipe, which combines Havarti with fresh spinach or arugula, blueberries and balsamic vinegar.