April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and I think it’s safe to say that this is my favorite of all the foodie holidays. Unless, that is, a National Mac ‘n’ Cheese Month exists. In that case, it might have to be a tie.
I guess it’s obvious to you by now that I like cheese, but just in case you didn’t get the memo – I absolutely love cheese!
And truthfully, it’s hard to say what I prefer between a grilled cheese sandwich and good, old-fashioned macaroni and cheese. Has anyone ever tried putting mac and cheese between two slices of buttered bread and making a grilled mac ‘n’ cheese sandwich? Because this sounds like something I could get behind.
There’s something a little bit more melty about a grilled cheese sandwich that may steal my heart away from mac and cheese. Also, there’s no question that a grilled cheese sandwich is faster and easier to make. For now, especially being that April is National Grilled Cheese Month, let’s go with grilled cheese as my favorite, shall we?
We have a lot of great grilled cheese sandwich recipes, but there’s no doubt that you should start with our Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich. This is the holy grail when it comes to grilled cheese at the Mr. Food Test Kitchen! And it’s got a secret ingredient that will forever change your life if you’ve never used it: Cream cheese! Yep, mix that with some mayo and then add your cheeses to it, and you will indeed experience the ultimate in rich and cheesy goodness.
The best part about this recipe, and really any grilled cheese sandwich recipe, is that you can easily make it your own by using your own favorite cheeses. Why not try a spicy pepper Jack cheese, or an extra-creamy piece of Brie? If you like classic American, by all means, stick with that!
More great grilled cheese ideas…
Caprese-Style Grilled Cheese: The colorful and fresh ingredients we’d find in an Italian caprese salad are layered and melted together in this novel Caprese-Style Grilled Cheese sandwich that’s sure to become a favorite at your house!
Monte Cristo Sandwiches: This easy recipe for melty skillet turkey, ham and cheese Monte Cristo Sandwiches is the perfect one for a quick weeknight supper of grilled sandwiches.
Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches: You’ll love the combination of tangy goat cheese and sweet caramelized onions in this grown-up grilled cheese sandwich. Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches make for an exciting change-of-pace option.
Italian Antipasto Grilled Cheese: This Italian-Antipasto Grilled Cheese sandwich has all the tastes of a favorite Italian restaurant-style salad, in a warmy melty sandwich.
Grilled Pizza Sandwiches: Move over grilled cheese, and say hello to Grilled Pizza Sandwiches – they’re a pepperoni lover’s dream! You’ll want to buy a loaf of sturdy bread to contain all the ooey-gooey pizza mixture.
Easy Arepas: What’s an arepa? It’s melted cheese sandwiched between two crispy corn pancakes -kind of like the Mexican version of a grilled cheese sandwich. Well, I finally figured out an easy way to prepare them!
Grilled Chicken & Cheese Sandwiches: We’ve heartied this grilled cheese sandwich up with flavorful pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and a few other tasty textures and tastes. Grilled Chicken ‘n’ Cheese Sandwiches turn a simple sandwich into a filling meal.
How do you like to make your grilled cheese? Can’t wait to hear your answers!