Think really, really hard: Is there anything better than a grilled cheese sandwich?
First of all, they’re easy as pie to make. No, they’re easier than pie. Much easier, actually! Second, they’re sandwiches filled with cheese. I don’t think you really need any more bullet points than that.
Now there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned grilled cheese with American cheese on white bread. There is also nothing wrong with enjoying one stuffed with a fancy smoked Gruyère on seedy whole wheat bread with sautéed garlic spinach. My mouth is watering even thinking about that one.
But there are also much less conventional ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich amazing — you just have to think outside the box a little. Some of these clever folks have found truly genius ideas that are totally worth a try.
Ahead you will find 10 simple and brilliant ways to make your grilled cheese even better. Fair warning, though, you may not be able to look at a simple sandwich the same way again.
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1. Make It With A Doughnut
Why use bread when you can use a doughnut?
All you have to do is cut the doughnut in half, butter up the flat edges, and place those on the griddle. Layer cheese on and grill away.
2. Grill It In A Waffle Maker
Those crispy squares will change the way you look at grilled cheese forever. You may never even use your regular griddle again. You could also just skip the bread altogether.
3. Add Some Fruit
If you’re one of those who is wary of mixing sweet with savory flavors, this is your chance to experiment. Try spreading some jam or adding balsamic blueberries to your yummy grilled cheese. Just use your imagination!
4. Substitute Tater Tots
If you love tater tots, fill a waffle iron with the crunchy goodness, grill, and repeat. Then grill the sandwich panini style and you’ve got yourself quite the cheesy potato treat.
You can add some extra ingredients such as bacon or jalapeños, like Spoon University did.
5. Try A Cheesy Crust
Sprinkle some cheese on the outside of your grilled cheese as well as on the inside for a nice, crispy coating of goodness. Make sure you use a hard cheese that will crisp up nicely, like Cheddar!
6. Coat The Bread In Bread Crumbs
Excessive? There’s no such thing when it comes to grilled cheese!
Use an egg mixture to coat the outside of your sandwich, add bread crumbs, then grill away.
7. Fry It Instead
Look, if you’re going to have a sandwich filled with cheese and slathered in butter, you might as well take it one step further and fry it.
YouTube user yellowsaffron chose to pan-fry a mozzarella sandwich, but if you have access to a deep fryer, go right ahead and use that, following all safety precautions, of course.
8. Fill It With Mac And Cheese
This really needs no explanation. Honestly, I’m ashamed I wasn’t the first one to think of putting one cheesy dish inside another.
9. Make It On A Grilled Bagel
Most bagels just end up in a toaster, but Cultural Chromatics decided to grill their bagel with plenty of cheese inside it.
You can put a twist on this by even using cream cheese instead of American or Cheddar. Finally, we can have grilled cheese for breakfast!
10. Add Chocolate
Chocolate and cheese, you ask? Yes, I answer. Do it.
Melt dark chocolate chips with some Brie between some yummy bread and you will be on a cocoa cloud nine.
Do you think you’ll try any of these innovative grilled cheese sandwiches? What’s your favorite way to make one? Let us know in the comments and please SHARE with family and friends on Facebook!