The Web’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

If we had to choose one simple comfort food to eat for the rest of our lives, it would be grilled cheese. Sure we would eventually have to pay for two airline seats and purchase a Neti Pot to keep our nostrils clear, but you know what, it’d be worth it. If you’re in the same boat, here are The Web’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that you can cook up and enjoy too.

Sweet Hot Mustard and Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese

If you haven’t swam in the delicious waters of sweet hot mustard before, it’s high time you got your feet wet. Yes, wet with mustard. The stuff is the go-to oversees for Weisswurst and other dishes, and is ideal here with some Jarlsberg cheese.  (Recipe)

Caramelized Cheese Covered Grilled Cheese

The only thing better than cheese is more cheese (see: Stuffed Crust Pizza). Which is why this grilled cheese sandwich finds itself comfortably on this list. There’s nothing crazy inside the two slices of bread, but outside – in the words of a certain New Orleans chef – BAMMM! We will now proceed to coat all our food in a caramelized cheese covering. (Recipe)

Shiitake Mushroom and Chipotle Grilled Cheese

Any recipe that ends with, “Serve with a cold beer,” is good in our book. Actually, you’ll want that beer to wash down the little bit of heat contained in this sandwich. Feel free to leave out the cilantro if you’re a hater. (Recipe)

Roasted Beet and Chevre Grilled Cheese

The name of this sandwich sounds far fancier than the amount of work you’ll put in making it. That’s why we recommend making it for a picnic date. Women love picnic dates! It also happens to be pretty aesthetically pleasing . . . until you get some on your pants. (Recipe)

Brown Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Nothing crazy here, just one little trick you might not be doing when frying up some grilled cheese – browning the butter. It changes the flavor of the sandwich slightly and you’ll realize your mom should have been doing this since you were wearing Garanimals. Oh, and it’s got onion rings inside for good measure.  (Recipe)

Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Sometimes you need to tuck your napkin into your shirt and look like a rich, stuffy old man when you eat. This would be one of those times. Between the bacon grease and the guacamole, you could wind up with part of this sandwich on your t-shirt. You’d then have to eat that t-shirt.  (Recipe)

The Flatiron

The Flatiron is like a gourmet McDonald’s breakfast menu in sandwich form. Complete with hash browns, bacon and egg, it’s the best way to start your day. And you don’t need to be up by 10:30 to enjoy one. (Recipe)

Roasted Garlic & Gruyere Cheese Toasties

We freakin’ love garlic. When a recipe says “A clove” we read “A bulb.” Our breath could keep up to three states clear of vampires after a meal. Which is precisely why we dig this recipe for Roasted Garlic & Gruyere Cheese Toasties.  (Recipe)

Dark Chocolate and Parmesan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Apparently science and our drunken brain have a lot in common, like figuring out that cheese and chocolate taste delicious together. Well, not all cheese and not all chocolate, but in this case some dark chocolate and Parmesan. You’ll get some looks when you serve these up but will come out looking like a genius when everyone is asking for a glass of milk and a second helping.  (Recipe)

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Curveball! But this is brilliant. Few things are so well matched as a classic grilled cheese sandwich and some tomato soup. Here the sandwich becomes part of the soup itself. For additional insanity, dip and scoop with another grilled cheese sandwich! (Recipe)


  • Ladyseven

    Love the article, but have to point out that He’s not from New Orleans, he’s from Fall River, MA. (But that doesn’t sound as cool)
    And now, for a midnight grilly cheese.

  • Ben

    This list reminds me of a Food Network episode, I think of Guy Ferrera, where the host had random people pick a cheese and a jelly and then made a grilled cheese of it. I tried the randomness at home and it always tastes amazing- even bleu cheese and grape jelly.

  • pjmurphy

    I know it’s a fruitless battle, and I am tilting at windmills, but this nomenclature gets on my nerves.

    In a professional kitchen, there is a flat-top cooking surface, used for frying eggs and pancakes and things like that. It’s called a griddle. There is also a grate with a heat surface underneath it, used for cooking steaks and burgers and things like that. It’s called a grill. It’s similar to a BBQ.

    Thus, the cheese sandwich should more properly be called a “Griddled Cheese”.

    Yeah, I know. Good luck with that. I get it. But it still gets on my nerves.

  • captainwomble

    You rock indeed and absolutely.

    it is like heaven began existing for a moment, leaked some cheesy toasted comestibles and then vanished back into the figurative world it came from.

    I thank you muchly, and make no excuses for or pretence regarding the avarice with which I intend to take this information and test out the resulting tasty treats :)

    (and for reference here in Australia, and much of the world, “griddle” does not exist, grilled or toasted is just fine.. don’t knock this person’s fantastic effort lest you discourage them from future expansion of my experience of the world through cheesy snacks! :)

  • marvin nubwaxer

    Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    at least that one sounds good.