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These 17 Grilled Cheeses Are What Cheesy Dreams Are Made Of


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Just the thought of a grilled cheese sandwich is comforting. While tomato soup isn't included with some of these, these massive sandwiches make full meals all on their own.

Start amping up your grilled cheese game with these playful takes on a childhood classic! Let's face it - grilled cheeses are perfect for any time of the year, at any age.

1. Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Grilled Cheese

Think late summer with this heirloom tomato take on your favorite sandwich. The trick to this sandwich comes in the form of its bread: sturdy, thick slices that won't fall apart when the tomatoes start to release their juices over heat.

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2. Grilled Almond Butter Cheese Sandwich

Two of your childhood staples combine in this oddly delicious combination. This sandwich tastes like a perfect afternoon snack because it combines thin apple slices, peanut butter, and cheddar cheese.

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3. Avocado, Asparagus, & Dill Havarti Grilled Cheese

Wish your grilled cheese was a little more green around the gills? Plump up your nutrient intake with this take on a grilled cheese that is as filling and nutritional as it is delicious.

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4. Fried Chicken Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese is quite literally the grilled cheese to top them all. Between two grilled cheese sandwiches sits a golden brown piece of fried chicken. Believe it.

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5. Grilled Blue Cheese with Honey and Walnut Pesto

I don't think there's much more you could want from a grilled cheese. Oh, except an adorable mini pickle toothpicked to each sandwich! This sandwich plays on every flavor profile in the book: savory, tangy, sweet, and nutty. Winner.

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6. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese with Beer Cheese Fondue

I have personally made this grilled cheese about six times and there is nothing more satisfying than pouring beer cheese fondue over the cheese and bottom slice of bread in the pan before you top it with your other slice of buttered bread.

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7. Strawberry Bruschetta Grilled Cheese

If strawberries are already sneaking their way into your salads with a balsamic vinagrette, why aren't they sneaking their way onto your grilled cheese?

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8. Pumpkin Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Pumpkin may seem like an odd choice for a grilled cheese sandwich, but there are a few reasons why it works. The first is that cheddar cheese is easily complimented by nutty flavors. The texture of pumpkin purée melts into a creamy spread that makes trying this sandwich so worth it.

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9. Caramelized Peach, Mascarpone, and Dark Chocolate Grilled Cheese

The dessert grilled cheese to end all desserts, ever. The rich flavors of the grilled cheese upgrade it from something that is, dare we say, date night worthy.

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10. Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese

Not only does this include one of the most treasured Southern entities (a fried green tomato), but grilling it on rye bread is really the cherry on top of this grilled cheese. Oh, and it uses pimento cheese to its highest potential. Count us in.

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11. Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

Who says you need a barbecue to enjoy jalapeño poppers? This grilled cheese recipe combines the best of both worlds in one convenient sandwich.

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12. French Onion Grilled Cheese

The best part of French onion soup is that delicious, broiled cheese crust on top of the soup, begging to broken with your spoon. Make that a reality for your grilled cheese using this foolproof recipe.

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13. Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, this chicken cordon bleu take on a grilled cheese knocks it out of the park. There's nothing as delicious as a piece of breaded chicken and when you slap it in the middle of a grilled cheese, it's just as delicious.

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14. Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

Up your grilled cheese game with this take on a Mediterranean salad that includes olives, feta cheese, and red onion. The garlic adds a flavorful touch that can't be found elsewhere.

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15. Cranberry, Brie, and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese

Consider this your holiday leftovers' best friend. The prosciutto could easily be swapped for roasted turkey and you would still have a dynamite combination.

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16. Brown Sugar Pecan, Bacon, and Havarti Grilled Cheese

We had to include at least one grilled cheese with bacon on this list. The brown sugar pecans bring a crystallized touch to this delicious sandwich that is unforgettable. Seriously.

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17. White Pizza Grilled Cheese

What's better than garlic with a grilled cheese? Roasted garlic, and that's exactly what this white pizza grilled cheese brings to the table.

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