Grilled Cheese, 6 Ways
America's favorite sandwich goes uptown with these delicious, gourmet variations. Plus, tips for creating the perfect grilled cheese.
Hearty artisan breads are best for lumpy or moist fillings, like bacon or onions. Save the soft white bread for simple, cheese-only sandwiches.
- Recipe: French Onion Melt
Grating is great! Slice or shred cheese when it's cold, but allow it to come to room temperature before cooking for better, faster melting.
After you remove your grilled cheese from the heat, let it rest a few minutes before slicing or eating—that will give the cheese time to "set" so your filling doesn't spill out of the bread.
If you forgot to thaw your butter, try using mayonnaise or a drizzle of olive oil instead: They're fast and offer a flavor twist.
For perfect grilled cheese, think Goldilocks: Not too hot, not too cool. You'll get a crispy golden outside with a gooey, melty center.
All grilled cheese loves a companion! Dip this sandwich in a simple tomato soup, so the bold flavors still shine through.