Sometimes you want a basic grilled cheese sandwich. And there’s 100% wrong with that. But for those times you’re feeling fancy… we have grilled cheese sandwich recipe ideas for you!
Don’t get us wrong. We love a basic grilled cheese sandwich too. They’re good anytime, and we love pairing them with our Creamy Tomato Soup. So we’re going to give you a basic grilled cheese sandwich recipe here… but keep reading to get to all the add-ins to bring it to a whole new level. There’s a grilled cheese tweak for everyone!
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Total Time: 10 min
Skill Level: Super Easy
Servings: One serving
- Bread knife
- Cutting board
- Knife for cheese slicing
- Spreading spatula
- Frying pan
- Flipping spatula
- Large saucepan
- 2 tbsp. butter, softened
- Sourdough bread (or other artisan-style loaf)
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Slice four inside (not heel slices) of the bread.
- Slice 2-four slices of Monterey Jack cheese, enough to cover a slice of bread, with nothing hanging outside the slice. Don’t add it to the bread yet.
- Butter two slices of bread, add to the frying pan on medium heat.
- Add the sliced cheese on one of the slices of bread. Top with the other slice of bread.
- Cook until the sandwich is golden brown, and then carefully flip it. Brown the other side until the cheese is melted and the bread is fully browned.
- Serve and Enjoy!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Upgrades
There’s SO many ways to upgrade and/or modify your grilled cheese sandwich. Try some of these, and let us know which are your favourites. Or let us know if you have one we didn’t cover here. We definitely know our faves!
Belazu Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Before adding your slice of bread to your frying pan, slather a strip of Belazu Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto on it. The sweet-tart flavour is amazing with cheese, the tomatoes really pop. If you love ketchup on your grilled cheese, you want this one!
Truffle Hunters Truffle Dust
This might be a challenge for some, unless you like earthy flavours. But the Truffle Hunters Truffle Dust is an awesome addition to any pantry. It’s great on a variety of dishes (think popcorn!) but we really like the depth it adds to our grilled cheese. It’s extra good on a mozzarella grilled cheese, where the flavours really stand out. Just sprinkle it on your bread before adding cheese. A little goes a long way!
Mustard on a grilled cheese might sound strange, but the tangy addition is a surprising pop of flavour. Thanksgiving Ranch Bustard’s Mustard is made right here in southern Alberta from a local family recipe. Slather the mustard on one slice of your bread, and follow the rest of the instructions. This goes well with both sharp or mild cheeses, so enjoy it anytime!
Saltspring Kitchen Charcuterie Mustard
It might seem strange to feature more than one mustard for grilled cheese sandwich recipes, but you use this one differently. Instead of using just butter on the outside of the bread before frying, add a layer of Saltspring Kitchen Charcuterie Mustard. The mustard seed frying on the outside of the sandwich elevates this to a whole new level. And it’s one of our go-to’s to warm up on a cold day
Belberry Jalapeno Tomato Ketchup
Sometimes you don’t want to add anything to your grilled cheese sandwich recipe. But you can still add a burst of flavour after the sandwich is done. We love the added heat in Belberry Jalapeno Tomato Ketchup. All the sweet tomato ketchup you know, but elevated with the green heat of jalapenos. And the best part? You control the heat as you dip your sandwich in it. Enjoy!
Orange Crate Beer Breads
If you have the time, this is another great way to advance your grilled cheese sandwich recipes. Instead of adding something to the sandwich while you make it, how about starting with a whole new home-made bread? These Orange Crate Beer Breads make a super-tasty artisan loaf that is a perfect backdrop for grilled cheese. Best of all, you have choices. There’s Lemon Dill, Cheesy Jalapeno, or Garlic & Parmesan. Heck, try all three and let us know which you prefer!