10 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 

 Originally Written: July 2, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

grilled-cheese-sandwichHere is the great thing about grilled cheese sandwich – crusty on the outside, gooey in the middle… grilled cheese sandwich spells comfort no matter how you slice them. You always start with good melting cheese, and beyond that, the combos are endless.

Here are 10 of them – hope you try them and enjoy!

1. Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

Spread 2 think slices of italian bread with garlic butter. Cover with sliced Mozzarella cheese. Top with roasted red peppers and sprinkle with chopped fresh basil leaves. Sandwich together, butter on the outside and cook in the frying pan or sandwich grill.

2. Parisian Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

Spread a slice of crusty french bread with garlic butter. Top with cooked asparagus spears, crumble with Roquefort over top or cover with slices of Camembert. Generously sprinkle with dried tarragon and broil until melted.

3. Mediterranean Pita Grilled Cheese:

Spread a pita with pesto. Add a layer of thinly sliced tomatoes. Mix feta cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and chopped black olives, then sprinkle overtop. Broil until it melts.


4. Spiced Apricot Grilled Cheese:

Spread 2 slices of white bread with mango chutney. Lay slices of Mozzarella cheese on both. Sprinkle with cumin. Top one slice with slivers of dried apricots. Sandwich together and butter the outside. Cook in a frying pan or sandwich grill.

5. Smokin’ Cheddar Grilled Cheese:

Layer 2 slices of white or rye bread with smoked cheddar or smoked Gouda cheese. Cover 1 side with pickles, the other with Prosciutto. Sandwich together, butter the outside and cook in a frying pan or sandwich grill.

6. Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese:

Cover 2 slices of raisin bread with Havarti cheese with jalapenos.Add a few arugula leaves. Sandwich together, butter on the outside. Cook in a frying pan or sandwich grill.

7. German Ham and Cheese Grill:

Spread 2 slices of rye bread with grainy mustard. Cover with a layer of Muenster, Tilsit or Cambozola cheese. Lightly sprinkle with caraway seeds, then add a slice of Black Forest Ham. Sandwich together, butter the outside and cook in frying pan or sandwich grill

8. O Canada Grilled Cheese:’

Cover a slice of bread with nippy cheddar cheese. To with a slice of cooked peameal bacon or thin apple wedges sprinkled with cinnamon. Sandwich together, butter the outside and cook in frying pan or on sandwich grill.

9. Hot-pepper grilled cheese:

Lightly spread 2 slices of  egg bread or baguette with spicy red pepper jelly. Generously crumble goat cheese over 1 side. Sandwich together, butter the outside and cook in frying pan or on sandwich grill.

10. Stampede Meltdown:

Stir shredded leftover pork or beef with enough barbecue sauce to moisten. Add a dash of hot sauce if you like. Pile on a big piece of crusty bread. Top with a thick slice of Swiss or Fontina cheese and broil until melted.

Hope you enjoy these! Let me know which one you think was the best – your comments are always welcomed!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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  • I am looking at your Parisian, well you are familiar with a Croque Monsieur (sauteed ham and cheese sandwich with dijon mustard), or even better the Croque Madam ( a Croque Monsieur topped with an egg and beschemel).

    These would be far more suited and tasty choices when attributing grilled sandwich fare to french locals.


  • The Italian grilled cheese sandwich sounds yummy. I think I might try it. It might taste good with diced tomatoes instead of roasted peppers, too.

    • @Kristy who ever said these were low fat recipes? I will say these are a whole lot better than the vast majority of fast foods and processed foods. So, is this something you want everyday? No. Is it a much healthier treat than ANY fast foods or processed foods that are in most people’s freezers? Yes!

  • Are you familiar with salt-risen bread? It’s kind of like sourdough but denser and more tangy (at one point the starter smells like barf, but it’s worth the ordeal). Salt-risen bread absolutely makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever. Try it once and you won’t go back to any other kind.

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