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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Grown Up Grilled Cheese Ideas for #NationalGrilledCheeseDay

Few foods live up to comfort level status more than grilled cheese sandwiches. 

When I was growing up, grilled cheese and tomato soup was the lunch of champions and for us, it's a go-to Sunday night supper. 

Tip: Save yourself some money...check out the day-old stand at your grocery store. Who needs super-soft bread? You're cooking it anyway. 

Sometimes, the classic is best. But, if you want to take it up a notch, experiment with bread types and ingredients like these. 

1. Fig preserves and Fontina cheese.

2. Serrano ham with Manchego cheese.

3. Sliced apple, pulled pork, and sharp cheddar cheese.

4. Fat free refried beans (or black bean hummus), grilled chicken, salsa and jalapeƱo jack cheese. 

5. Mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry jelly, turkey, and American cheese.

6. Strawberries, turkey, and creamy goat cheese.

7. Mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, avocado and pesto.

8. Ham, pickles, Provolone cheese and mustard. 

9. Tuna salad with tomato and Swiss. 

10. Raspberry jam, prosciutto, and Gouda cheese.

Don't forget to mix up the bread...sourdough, rye, French, artisan, potato, white,'s all good. 

What's your favorite flavor combination?


  1. OK I'm hoping that you're going to laugh at me because I'm laughing at myself. First, I did not know it was national grilled cheese day until a moment ago. Next? I've never done anything but plain old grilled cheese!!! Your suggestions are freaking brilliant.

  2. Love these grilled cheese ideas. My favorite is the one with fig preserves. I really like dried figs.

  3. What great ideas! My standard is cheddar, bacon, tomato. But I'm definitely going to try a few of these. Thanks.

  4. My favorite is still old fashioned grilled cheese, golden browned in butter on both sides till melted. Happy National Grilled Cheese Day Kelly!

  5. Oh yum! You've got me hungry for grilled cheese all over again! So many great combos!

  6. I haven't made a grilled cheese sandwich in the longest time--I love the sound of that strawberry turkey one! *-* And the avocado/mozzarella/pesto!! <3