5 Incredible Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D.
Pesto avocado grilled cheese
Pesto avocado grilled cheese

If you love the taste of grilled cheese but are tired of eating the same sandwich day after day, you're in luck. With so many incredible unique grilled cheese recipes available, you can eat a grilled cheese sandwich every day of the week and never be bored.

1. Pesto Avocado Grilled Cheese

This mouth watering grilled cheese recipe will leave you coming back for seconds every time.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of whole grain or rye bread
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 small ripe avocado, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of basil pesto
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of goat cheese
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves

Directions

  1. Spread pesto on one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Top bread with mozzarella cheese, avocado, spinach leaves, goat cheese, another slice of mozzarella, and another slice of bread to form a sandwich.
  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. Cook sandwich until lightly browned on one side; then flip over to brown the other side until cheese melts, and serve.

2. Bacon and Egg Breakfast Grilled Cheese

This flavorful breakfast sandwich will keep you satisfied all morning long.

Servings: 2

Grilled cheese, egg and bacon sandwich

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of whole wheat, Texas toast, or bread of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 6 strips of turkey bacon
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Directions

  1. Scramble the eggs and cook the bacon.
  2. Place a layer of cheese, eggs, and bacon on slice of bread; cover with another slice of bread to complete the sandwich.
  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. Place sandwich in skillet and cook until brown; flip sandwich over and brown the other side until cheese is melted.

3. Seafood Salad Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese Seafood Sandwich

If you're a seafood lover, this grilled cheese sandwich is for you.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of multi-grain bread
  • 6-ounce portion of canned crab meat, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tablespoons of green onions, chopped
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Combine crab meat, green onion, mayonnaise and pepper in medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Place a layer of cheese, crab meat mixture, and another layer of cheese on slice of bread; top with another slice of bread to form a sandwich.
  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. Brown sandwich in large skillet over medium-low heat; flip sandwich over and brown the other side -- cook until both sides are golden brown and cheese is slightly melted.

4. Tomato Mozzarella Basil Grilled Cheese

Tomato Mozzarella Basil Grilled Cheese

This sandwich is the perfect tasty summertime treat.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bread of your choice
  • 4 ounces of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella
  • 6 large tomatoes slices
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grilled chicken chunks (optional)

Directions

  1. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Place bread in pan; top with cheese, tomato slices, basil, chicken (optional) salt and pepper, and another slice of bread.
  3. Cook sandwich until one side is brown; flip and brown the other side until cheese is melted.

5. Roasted Mushroom, Onion, and Gouda Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese Mushroom Sandwich

You taste buds will thank you after eating this satisfying burst of flavor.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of whole-grain bread
  • 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of sliced onions
  • 1 cup of shredded gouda cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Toss mushrooms and onions in olive oil and place on baking sheet; add salt and pepper to taste, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Place bread in skillet topped with cheese, mushroom and onion mixture, more cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and another slice of bread.
  4. Brown the bottom of the sandwich; flip and brown the other side until cheese is slightly melted.

Grilled Cheese However You Please

Whether you're in the mood for a vegetarian grilled cheese or one that's meatier, you're bound to find what you need within this must-have list of incredible grilled cheese sandwich recipes. Make a special grilled cheese however you please the next time you're craving the gooey, crunchy sandwich.

5 Incredible Grilled Cheese Sandwiches