Can’t think of what to make for dinner tonight and dreading another boring freezer meal? Try one of these sandwich ideas for National Grilled Cheese Day instead. They’re the top 10 most popular grilled cheese recipes on Pinterest so far this year, so you know they’re damn good.
Whether you’re a grilled cheese purist — just the bread, cheese, and butter, ma’am — or a more ~adventurous~ sandwich chef, there are grilled cheese ideas big and small on this list.
Ready to discover your next great meal and show off your cheffing skills to your friends?
1Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Heirloom Tomato
Like heaven on sourdough, this simple twist on the classic grilled cheese — pinned more than 50,000 times this year! — will elevate your sandwich game to new heights.
2Pizza Margherita Grilled Cheese
Just like pizza, but with more butter. Genius.
3Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese
Prepare to get real fancy, kids, because this grilled cheese sandwich doesn’t even involve bread. That’s right, its outer layer is made from GD cauliflower, so you’re basically eating a salad. No wonder it’s been pinned more than 40,000 times this year.
4Monte Cristo-Style Grilled Cheese
This one has a bit of a French toast vibe to it — a ham and cheese sandwich dipped in egg and grilled to perfection. Delish.
5Green Goddess Grilled Cheese
This is is truly a salad on bread: it involves spinach, avocado, and pesto! So you can check off “eat more greens” from your to-do list.
6Vegan Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
First we abandoned the bread, now we’re abandoning the cheese and butter! This vegan grilled “cheese” is perfect if you’re looking for something a little lighter.
7Fried Egg Grilled Cheese
We’re big fans of eating breakfast for dinner here at HG, and this sandwich satisfies on all fronts.
8Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese
Continuing the breakfast for dinner theme, this sandwich will turn out beautifully crisp every time.
9Bacon, Brie, and Apricot Grilled Cheese with a Balsamic Reduction
Talk about mouthwatering. This savory sandwich is the perfect way to show off the morning after your first sleepover with a new boo.
10Fancy Schmancy Garlic Grilled Cheese
And this one’s for a little later on in the relationship, when you can tolerate each other’s garlic breath. Bon appétit!