Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich DayIt’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.  A day for celebrating all things ooey and gooey on toasted bread.

The origin of the grilled cheese sandwich dates back as long as men have had cheese and bread but the modern sandwich as we know it today comes from around the 1920’s. With plenty of cheap presliced bread and cheese, the grilled cheese rapidly gained popularity because of the depression.

Today, the grilled cheese sandwich is only limited by the imagination. Any combination of bread, cheese and toppings are fair game. Savory, sweet or classic. Whatever your flavor, the grilled cheese has something for everyone’s taste buds. It’s also one of those dishes anyone can cook, regardless of skill level.

We’ve found 18 grilled cheese sandwich recipes to get you started in celebrating Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.  Eat one, eat them all or create your own. What’s your favorite flavor of the day?

1. Bacon, Brie, and Apricot Grilled Cheese

Yammies Noshery | Bacon Brie and Apricot Grilled Cheese
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Yammies Noshery’s grilled cheese sandwich recipe combines the goodness of salty, meaty bacon, brie, sweet apricot jam and a balsamic vinegar reduction in a gooey delicious mess of both sweet and savory.

2. GRILLED CHEESE WITH GOUDA, ROASTED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS

She Wears Many Hats | Grilled Cheese With Gouda, Mushrooms and Onions
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Caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms spill out of She Wears Many Hat’s Grilled Cheese with Gouda, Mushrooms and Onions sandwich recipe.

3. THE FAT BOY – DONUT GRILLED CHEESE WITH BACON + MAPLE GLAZE

Photo from Grilled Cheese Social | The Fat Boy Donut Grilled Cheese with Bacon Maple Glaze
Photo from Grilled Cheese Social | The Fat Boy Donut Grilled Cheese with Bacon Maple Glaze

I’m not sure if this is good or bad, but how can you go wrong when you combine donuts, bacon and cheese as The Fat Boy does in this Donut Grilled Cheese with Bacon Maple Glaze.

4. ULTIMATE GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE

Ultimate Grilled Cheese | Gooey Gruyere and white cheddar cheese, savory rosemary butter, and herbed caramelized onions... need I say more? | http://thechunkychef.com
Photo from The Chunky Chef | Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese

White cheddar, gruyere cheese and caramelized onions on artisan bread that’s toasted in rosemary butter is The Chunky Chef’s version of The Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese.

5. Apricot Brie Grilled Cheese on Challah

 Fork in the Kitchen | Apricot Brie Grilled Cheese on Challah
Photo from Fork in the Kitchen | Apricot Brie Grilled Cheese on Challah

Eggy challah makes the perfect bread for Fork in the Kitchen’s Apricot Brie Grilled Cheese on Challah with peppery arugula.

6. Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Spiced Blog | Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
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I love the idea of bringing Italian flavors to the grilled cheese as Spiced Blog did with their Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich featuring salami, pizza sauce, provolone and mozzarella cheese. Yum!

7. The Ultimate Steak Melt

Slow The Cook Down | The Ultimate Steak Melt
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It’s only natural to apply the laws of steak and cheese to a grilled cheese sandwich as Slow the Cook Down does with a recipe for The Ultimate Steak Melt.

8.GRILLED BACON BLEU CHEESE & FIG SANDWICHES

Catz in the Kitchen | Grilled Bacon Blue Cheese Fig Sandwich
Photo from Catz in the Kitchen | Grilled Bacon Blue Cheese Fig Sandwich

While blue cheese isn’t for everyone, I’m almost sure the blue cheese haters will change their minds if they get a bite of Catz in the Kitchen’s Grilled Bacon Blue Cheese Fig Sandwich.

9. Pimento Grilled Cheese with Andouille

Climbing Grier Mountain | Pimento Grilled Cheese with Andouille
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Andouille sausage, onions, pickels and lots of pimento cheese are the perfect combination in Climbing Grier Mountain’s recipe for Pimento Grilled Cheese with Andouille.

10. Creamy Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Sticks

How Sweet It Is | Creamy Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Sticks
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Cute grilled cheese appetizers with tomato soup are on the menu with How Sweet It Is’s recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Sticks.

11. Crispy Pancetta Guava Grilled Cheese

Garlic and Zest | Crispy Pancetta Guava Grilled Cheese
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Heaven for the taste buds is spicy, sweet and salty from jalapenos, pancetta and fontina cheese as in Garlic and Zest’s Crispy Pancetta Guava Grilled Cheese.

12. French Onion Grilled Cheese

Coley Cooks | French Onion Grilled Cheese
Photo from Coley Cooks | French Onion Grilled Cheese

I sometimes like to eat my soup instead of slurping it up, so Coley Cooks’ recipe for French Onion Grilled Cheese is a tasty delight of French Onion soup and sandwich combined.

13. Triple Grilled Cheese

Culinary Ginger | Triple Grilled Cheese
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I prefer c combination of cheeses such as Gruyere, white cheddar and parmesan like in Culinary Ginger’s Triple Grilled Cheese in my grilled cheese, but there’s nothing wrong with just using one cheese either.

14. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Froment Free | Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Photo from Froment Free | Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Dill pickles, caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese on gluten free bread in Froment Free’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe just proves that even my non-gluten eating friends can still enjoy the wonders of the grilled cheese.

15. Best Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Butter Half | Best Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Photo from The Butter Half | Best Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I honestly had never even given eating a grilled cheese for breakfast until I saw The Butter Half’s Best Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich which combined bacon, eggs, cheese and strawberry jam onto golden brown toasted bread. Wow!

16. Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwich Appetizers

The Girl On Bloor | Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwich Appetizers
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The Girl on Bloor’s recipe for Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwich Appetizers featuring sun-dried tomatoes, arugula and a hint of spice is perfect for little hands or serving at your next party.

17. Zucchini Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Kirbie Cravings | Zucchini Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Kirbie Cravings | Zucchini Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Kirbie Cravings’ recipe for Zucchini Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches combines the ooey goodness of cheese and zucchini bread.

18. Goat Cheese and Basil on Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich

And we end with our own version of the grilled cheese sandwich, where we combine the goodness of tomato soup into our Tomato and Herb Bread and serve it up with creamy goat cheese and basil in Simply Sophisticated Cooking’s own Goat Cheese, Basil on Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

3 thoughts on “18 Recipes for Celebrating Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day”

  1. I made this for dinner tonight and omg is this INCREDIBLE. I subbed the chicken broth for veggie broth to make it vegetarian and I am sure it tastes just as good — if not better! I am definitely saving this and making it again. And again. Thanks for the post!!!

    1. Hi, I’m assuming you’re talking about How Sweet It Is’s recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Sticks. Excellent news on the vegetarian version tasting so good. I’m sure she’ll be happy to hear about it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    2. Hi there. I’m assuming you’re talking about How Sweet It Is’s recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Sticks. It’s good to hear the vegetarian version is so tasty. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for letting us know. 🙂

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