Grilled Cheese, 28 Ways

Whether you like it simple with just cheddar or fancy with tons of add-ins, this classic grilled cheese recipes will cure whatever ails.

Croque Monsieur

"The baking method is great when making several sandwiches. I used Swiss cheese and included the optional fried egg. Delicious!"

-Starrynews

Diner-Style Grilled Cheese

"Using mayo is such a neat trick! I now use this method every time. The outsides turn a beautiful, crunchy, toasty brown."

-LauraBlueEyes

Pizza Grilled Cheese

"I can't believe I never thought of this before! It is so good, and it's ready in under 5 minutes."

-Lucky Clover

Pressed Cuban Sandwich

"Holy cow, was this good! It's really worth the extra time to make the garlic spread."

-McGelby

The Spaniard

"The paprika butter, Manchego cheese and peppers made this sandwich unforgettable."

-FLKeysJen

Cheese & Tomato

"I loved this sandwich. The garlic and Italian seasoning add wonderful flavor."

-Cookin-jo

On the Grill

"These made for a nice quick lunch. I made them on my George Foreman grill and substituted ham for bacon."

-bmcnichol

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Tahini Black Bean Hummus

Refined and rich, this grilled cheese mixes sweet, salty and umami in all the right ways.

Pepperoni

"This was such a nice change from plain ol' grilled cheese. I loved the flavors of the pepperoni and Dijon mustard."

-Halcyon Eve

Tuscan Portobello Melt

"These sandwiches were awesome. The white wine and balsamic vinegar really give them that extra dimension."

-JillM

Island Ham & Cheese

"This sandwich did not disappoint! I used used cold bread and room-temperature cream cheese for easier spreading."

-ceruleanseven

Grilled Tuna & Cheese

"These were delicious. I had Swiss cheese on mine. They're very quick and easy."

-oriana

Greek Grilled Cheese

"This was really different and really good. I loved the flavor that the oregano added."

-AlaskaPam

Diner Style

"This sandwich really hit the spot. It was an easy and comforting dinner."

-Lainey6605

Tomato & Avocado

"This made for a fabulous lunch. I loved the cumin with the avocado, and heating the sandwich up slowly was the perfect way to melt the cheese."

-Nif

Grilled Ham & Egg

"I love this sandwich, a signature dish at Denny's. Like most things, it is much more economical to make at home — and even, dare I say, better!"

-Judedeva

Broiled Monte Cristo

"My husband went crazy for this. I would absolutely make this again."

-tara portee

For a Crowd

"These came out great — the bread was perfectly toasted. I don't think I'll go back to the old way no matter how many people I'm serving."

-kelli harris

Chile Cheese Toasts

"This is the perfect blend of textures and flavors. It's hot, spicy, cheesy and very satisfying."

-Baby Kato

Blarney Cheese & Chutney

"This was delicious! I loved the combination of ingredients. I used smoked Gouda."

-Lainey6605

Hearty Grilled Cheese

"This is wonderful. I love the addition of the red onion — it really adds a nice flavor."

-Lainey6605

Raspberry Grilled Cheese

"This is one of the best paninis I've ever made! The combination sounds odd, but the result was incredible."

-FLKeysJen

Double Decker

"Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich with a twist? We used Monterey Jack and sliced mozzarella."

-2Bleu

Goat Cheese, Fig & Honey

"Delicious! l couldn't find fig preserves, so I just pureed some figs. I would cut these into pieces and serve them as an appetizer."

-Cadillacgirl

The Ultimate

"This was an outrageous sandwich. We all loved it. This would also be great melted as a hot cheese dip for crackers."

-LizP

Bacon & Egg

"I've made bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches before, but I've never grilled them. This is much better."

-breezermom

Spinach & Tomato

"I am not a veggie lover, so I was surprised when I loved this. It's a great way to add vegetables to your diet while still enjoying your favorite comfort food."

-CharissaEve Boyd

Bonus: Grilled Cheese Croutons

"These were wonderful tossed in a salad. I'm looking forward to trying these little beauties with soup."

-Noo