Grilled cheese is by far one of the favourites when it comes to comfort food. Crispy buttery toasted bread filled with gooey melted cheese- what’s not to love?!
Here are some of our top recipes to make the Perfect Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Whether you’re comforting a friend, nursing a cold, are broke, or have just no time to make a full meal- there’s something here for everyone.
1. The Fancy One- Smoked Gouda and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese
If you’re trying to impress with a minimal skill set, this one is definitely one delicious sandwich. Try this delicious recipe to woo a partner or as part of your weekly self love, you will not be disappointed. You don’t have to use smoked gouda, you can also try this with some gorgeously creamy goat’s cheese. The great thing about this recipe is that it is extremely versatile, don’t be shy to mix and match or use alternatives and substitutes!
2. The Barbecue One- Beef Brisket and Cheddar Grilled Cheese
It’s summer which means one thing- It’s BBQ time. We always tend to go all out and barbecue massive amount of meats for our bbq parties and so, inevitably, there’s always some leftovers. This recipe uses leftover BBQ beef brisket into one deliciously messy grilled cheese sandwich. Again, it doesn’t have to be just beef, it could be replaced with pulled pork, bbq chicken or even chunks of leftover sausage. Get creative! It makes a great next day snack.
3. The Fiery One- Spicy Sriracha and Caramelised Onion Grilled Cheese
Sriracha is heavenly nectar for all spice lovers. It’s something you just can’t get enough of and no matter what you use it on/in, it always makes things better. If you love sriracha, you must try this recipe. It works really well with the rich melted cheese and the caramelised onion adds a bit of sweetness. Pro tip: Add slices of jalapenos for that extra kick!
4. The Breakfast One- Smoky Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese
Who doesn’t love breakfast foods? Breakfast food+grilled cheese = Match made in heaven. This recipe for a crispy bacon and fried egg version is got to be a fantastic way to start the weekend (or end it, have we found the hangover cure? Maybe!). You can also substitute this for some grilled mushrooms or avocado to make it a veggie option.
5. The Winter One- Creamy Brie and Cranberry Grilled Cheese
This is one fantastic variation that is perfect all through the winter. It’s rich and creamy with the melting brie and the sweetness of the cranberry works perfectly here. This recipe works really well with leftover Christmas turkey and stuffing too!
6. The Cheesy One- Cheddar, Parmesan and Blue Grilled Cheese
A fantastic veggie upscale version of the classic. This recipe uses a mix of sharp cheddar, parmesan and blue cheese for gooey perfection. If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, swap this for some mozzarella for those Instagrammable cheese stretches!
7. The French One- Croque Monsieur Grilled Cheese
A delicious Parisian affair, the croque monsieur is definitely one grilled cheese sandwich you must try. This recipe used gruyere cheese, dijon mustard and slices of ham topped with bechamel sauce (tip- if you don’t have time to use bechamel, simply sprinkle on some cheddar to give a cheese-topped effect).
8. The Classic One- Traditional Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Ah, nothing beats a classic. Even though all the grilled cheese recipes here are fantastic and a must try, there’s just something in the simplicity of a traditional grilled cheese. This is our favourite and foolproof recipe to master this wonderful comfort food, perfect with a hot bowl of tomato soup on a cold day.
Do grilled cheese sandwiches feature on your list of favourite comfort foods? Do you know of any other great recipes to make the perfect grilled cheese? Share your thoughts and comments below!
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