Who would have thought that slapping some cheese between bread would turn into a classic comfort? I guess in hindsight that makes sense since who doesn't love cheese? Preparing a grilled cheese sandwich is crazy easy and only requires two ingredients... usually. But you can make life so much cheesier (in the best way) by trying out these grilled cheese recipes.

1. Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

a stack of sloppy joes grilled cheese sandwiches

Heart-clogging goodness is only 30 minutes away with this recipe! Ground beef, garlic, mustard, shredded cheddar, and a bit of brown sugar goes a long way here. And a pinch of chili powder gives your sandwich the kick it deserves.

2. Caprese Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese on a yellow plate

You know, if I had a choice, Caprese salad would be my eternal go-to for side dishes. Caprese on its own isn't enough to satisfy rumbling stomachs everywhere though, which is where this Caprese grilled cheese recipe comes in. In only 12 minutes you'll have yourself a mouth-watering sandwich that combines basil, tomato, mozzarella, and a bit of oil in between Italian bread. That's amoré!

3. Doughnut Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese made with doughnuts

Oh yes, we live in a world where grilled cheese is made from doughnuts. This incredible recipe is just as uncomplicated as your traditional grilled cheese, but you'll need a glazed doughnut for bread. Simply cut it in half, stick some cheese in between, grill it as usual and you've got yourself a sweet variation on grilled cheese.

4. Ham And Cheese Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese sandwich with ham inside

Sometimes the best things in life are simple. When you don't want to overstuff your sandwich with vegetables or five kinds of cheese, opt for grilled ham instead. The recipe doesn't require too much additional work on your part and in the end, you'll still have an easy sandwich you can make over and over.

5. Mac And Cheese Grilled Cheese

mac and cheese grilled cheese sandwich

When you just can't decide between which cheesy dish you want, bring them both together for double the fun. It won't take too much extra time to prepare some mac and cheese, and the added minutes will be worth it once you squeeze them between two thick slices of bread. Remember you can always toss some of your go-to spices in there as well to bring home the flavor.

6. Egg-In-A-Hole Grilled Cheese

egg in a hole grilled cheese

Those mornings when we're craving eggs but also a hearty sandwich are tough. We want both, but what recipe out there can deliver? This one here for egg-in-a-hole grilled cheese sandwiches! Eggs, bacon, and cheese are all you need to bring your wildest fantasies to life. Season the eggs with salt and pepper and grill until the bread reaches a nice brown.

7. Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese

caramel apple grilled cheese

Interested in grilled cheese recipes that combine sweet and savory? You've stumbled onto a gold mine with this recipe that includes apple, brie, bread, and caramel. Simply layer your bread of choice with a layer of brie, apple slices, and drizzle some caramel sauce over the whole thing. This recipe calls for Honeycrisp apples, but you can use whichever ones you like best.

8. Balsamic Blueberry Grilled Cheese

blueberry balsamic grilled cheese

Yet another sweet and savory item, this recipe combines Havarti, balsamic vinegar, blueberries, and a few additional ingredients. The potency of the balsamic contrasting with the tartness of the blueberries creates a splendid palate of flavors for you to enjoy. You can also sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over everything to complete the recipe.

9. Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

pepperoni grilled cheese

There is one dish I prefer over grilled cheese and it's pizza. I bet you never thought you could bring the two together for one meal, but you're mistaken. It only takes 15 minutes to turn your ordinary sandwich into a base for pizza sauce, pepperoni slices, and mozzarella. This recipe is one you seriously need if you love both these dishes on their own!

10. Avocado Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese with avocado

As beautiful as grilled cheese is, it's sometimes not the healthiest thing to sink our teeth into. However, we can rejoice in the fact that healthy grilled cheese recipes exist. This simple variation, for example, calls for some coconut oil, avocado, and spinach for a green alternative. If you're hoping for an added pinch of flavor, add some pesto in there.

11. Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese sandwich with jalapenos inside

You could use a little more spice in your life! A pinch of cayenne pepper here or some red pepper flakes there isn't enough for the lovers of heat. Combine two favorite dishes in one with this recipe for jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwiches. Be mindful of this one, though. A layer of spicy pepper is sure to take anyone unaccustomed to heat by surprise.

12. Bruschetta Grilled Cheese

bruschetta grilled cheese sandwiches

Bruschetta gives us a mouthful of complementing flavors. Whenever bruschetta's on the menu, it's hard not to order a plate full. Now you can top grilled cheese sandwiches with bruschetta consisting of extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, and basil. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar over everything and you've got yourself a beautiful combo.

13. Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese sandwiches with cauliflower patties

Cauliflower on its own can be pretty plain. Adding some Parmesan and shredded white cheddar, on the other hand, makes things way smoother for everyone. Ditch the bread with this recipe and press your cheese between two patties made of cauliflower! A dash of your favorite spices brings everything together for a dish we'll convince ourselves is healthy. Hey, it could have been worse...

14. Smoked Gouda And Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese with smoked gouda and red peppers

Have you ever spiced things up with a smoked gouda, peppers, and some arugula? This 20-minute recipe brings on the cheese with gouda and Muenster cheese squeezed between Pullman bread.

15. Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese

brussels sprouts grilled cheese sandwich

Wait just one second here. Are we seriously suggesting that you combine a vegetable in with your cheese? We sure are! Don't turn your back so fast on this recipe that expertly combines brussels sprouts with cheddar cheese, onion, and some salt and pepper to taste. Trust us, this healthier take is one road you definitely want to go down.

Grilled cheese is a terrific sandwich you can prepare any time. While the old-fashioned grilled cheese recipes are timeless, you can switch things up with these awesome variations. Sweet, savory, or just more cheese can really do wonders!

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