21+ of the Best Grilled Cheese Recipes

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With National Grilled Cheese Day coming up (April 12!) I thought I’d put together a list of amazing creative grilled cheese recipes!

There are some simple ones, like the basic grilled cheese, some gourmet ones – like the Cranberry Bacon Brie grilled cheese, and some odd recipes (spaghetti anyone?).

Whatever your personal tastes are, you’re bound to find at least one grilled cheese recipe you’ll love!

But first, here are some great grilled cheese recipe books and makers:

Awesome Grilled Cheese Cookbooks & Supplies on Amazon

Grilled Cheese Cookbooks (Kindle + Prime)

If you need to have #allthegrilledcheese recipes, here are our favorite affordable cookbooks on Amazon!

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Makers + Toasters

You can’t have a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich without the right cooker! Here are some awesome sandwich makers perfect for making the ultimate grilled cheese!

And now, on to the recipes!

Amazing + Unique Grilled Cheese Recipes:

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

“Pepperoní Pízza Grílled Cheese: All the flavors of pízza ín a SUPER easy to make grílled cheese sandwích. Tons of spícy pepperoní and gooey cheese make thís an írresístíble lunch or dínner!” – Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese from Mommy Cooking

Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese

“Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese – The perfect combination celebrating the beauty of salty and sweet. The only way you’ll ever want to use up leftover cranberry sauce!” – Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese from Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

“I was blown away with how yummy this Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese was. The bread was buttery and crispy on the outside and inside was an explosion of flavour. The cream cheese, melty cheddar and spicy jalapenos were to die for. The tortilla chips added a crunch of texture.” – Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Simply Stacie

Turkey Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese

“Amazing recipe to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers after the holiday dinner. Gooey grilled cheese recipe made with turkey breast, smooth melted brie cheese and cranberry sauce.” – Turkey Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese. from Will Cook For Smiles

Bloody Mary Grilled Cheese

“This is part grilled cheese, part savory French toast. It might sound crazy, but it totally works.” – Bloody Mary Grilled Cheese from Delish

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

“Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a quick and easy meal or snack when you’re short on time. These toasty beauties cook up in 8 minutes or less in the Air Fryer.” – Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Grace Like Rain

Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese

“This gourmet grilled cheese is loaded with herbed caramelized onions, gooey Gruyere and white cheddar cheeses, and is cooked in a savory rosemary butter!” – Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese from The Chunky Chef

S’Mores Grilled Cheese

S’Mores Grilled Cheese from Delish

Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This delicious recipe sued cremini mushrooms, two different types of cheeses, and plenty of spices to make this a gourmet meal! – Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Home Family Recipes

Blackberry Brie Grilled Cheese

“Blackberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich – perfect for the end of summer or early Fall! This sweet and savory combo gives a fun twist on the classic.” – Blackberry Brie Grilled Cheese from Trial And Eater

Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

“Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the best of both worlds! Delicious chicken smothered in tomato sauce, pressed between two slices of bread with a lot of cheese!” – Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Unicorns in the Kitchen

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

“So much easier/tastier than traditional grilled cheese! 3 ingredients is all you need for this epic cheesiness!” – Grilled Cheese Roll Ups from Dam Delicious

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

“Take Your Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich And Stuff It Turn It Into A Pepperoni Pizza! This Fun Twist On A Classic Is Stuffed With Mozzarella, Pepperoni And Sandwiched Between Two Pieces Of Buttery Garlic Toast.” – Pepperoni Pizze Grilled Cheese from Lil’ Luna

Bacon Pepperjack Grilled Cheese

“If you love bacon and melty cheese and food with a little kick to it, then you will LOVE my Bacon Pepperjack Grilled Cheese! This recipe is quickly becoming one of my new favorites.” – Bacon Pepperjack Grilled Cheese from Kimmi’s Dairyland

Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese

“Take your grilled cheese game to the next level with this Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese, featuring garlic, red pepper, and TWO cheeses!” – Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese from Budget Bytes

Beer Soaked Grilled Cheese

Beer Soaked Grilled Cheese from Delish

Spinach and Ricotta Grilled Cheese

“Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni turned into Grilled Cheese. Yes, this is real life and happening. Right.now.” – Spinach and Ricotta Grilled Cheese from Cafe Delites

Spaghetti Grilled Cheese

“I like carbs on my carbs. While this Spaghetti Grilled Cheese made with garlic bread might seem over the top, I think it is a fun way to repurpose leftovers. It’s a classic Italian meal, turned into one incredible sandwich. Spaghetti with meaty bolognese sauce is sandwiched between layers of fresh mozzarella and Parmesan Garlic Bread” – Spaghetti Grilled Cheese from The Kittchen

Caprese Grilled Cheese

“Caprese Grilled Cheese is stuffed with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese & fresh pesto! Grilled to perfection & served piping hot; the BEST fresh lunch!” – Caprese Grilled Cheese from Domestic Superhero

Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich

“Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day by taking two recipe favourites and combining them into one mouthwatering sandwich! So easy. So good.” – Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Simply Stacie

Salami and Pickle Grilled Cheese


I hope you’ve enjoyed this epic roundup of free grilled cheese recipes, gourmet cookbooks and cookers! If you have, please share!


21+ of the Best Grilled Cheese Recipes