Grilled Cheese

Whether you like it paired with soup or all on its own, a grilled cheese sandwich is delicious any way you choose to indulge. Loaded with veggies, meat, or fruit, our easy sandwich recipes put flavorful spins on the classic grilled cheese.

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    Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    Our melty Dijon and cheddar grilled cheese offers delectable variations. For a vegetarian grilled cheese, load it with cucumber, tomato, and onion, or adapt the sandwich recipe to include salami, pepperoni, and roast beef.

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    Muenster, Cabbage, and Apple Sandwiches

    Pack coarsely shredded cabbage and sweet apple slices into this grilled cheese sandwich to give the easy lunch even more substance. Enhance the mellow flavor of Muenster, our cheese of choice, with stone-ground mustard.

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    Loaded Grilled Cheddars

    Here's a grilled cheese sandwich fit for meat-lovers. Sort of a cross between the classic grilled cheese and a BLT, this cheddar melt is loaded with mushrooms, tomatoes, and -- most important -- crispy bacon slices.

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    Smoked Gouda and Apricot Melts

    Dried apricots and toasted almonds bring sweetness to this savory Gouda grilled cheese sandwich recipe. The fruity combination gets a punch of flavor from green onions.

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    The Meltiest Cheese Ever

    Forget the sliced stuff. Freshly shredded cheese is the fastest way to make a gooey grilled cheese sandwich. We'll show you how using a food processer, a cheese grater, or even a vegetable peeler.

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    Tomato-Avocado Grilled Cheese

    Parsley and lemon juice combine with creamy avocado to make a tasty spread that gives the ordinary tomato grilled cheese a boost of refreshing flavor.

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    Tuna and White Bean Panini

    This creamy, dense Havarti grilled cheese gets the Caprese treatment with tomatoes and basil. Add some tuna, cannellini beans, and a little onion for one well-rounded sandwich recipe.

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    Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    In our humble opinion, bacon makes everthing better. Avocado doesn't hurt, either. So we put them together in our simple grilled cheese that's awesome with smoked cheddar or pepper Jack -- or both!

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    Farmer's Market Grilled Cheese

    Fresh-from-the-market tomatoes, spinach, and zucchini stack up to one scrumptious cheese sandwich when piled between two slices of crisp sourdough bread and herbed goat cheese.

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    Tomato-Edamame Grilled Cheese

    Edamame, whole grain bread, and reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese make it easy to enjoy a protein-packed, healthy grilled cheese sandwich that's tasty, too.

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    Veggie Grilled Cheese

    Veggie-lovers, this one's for you! While this spinach- and tomato-packed grilled cheese might look complicated, one reviewer called it "so simple my husband could do it!" Enjoy the vegetarian sandwich recipe alongside a steaming bowl of tomato soup.

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    Taleggio and Pear Panini

    Taleggio, a mild and creamy Italian cheese with a slight fruity tang, stars with ripe pear slices and a smidge of honey in this easy grilled cheese panini recipe. If you don't have Taleggio, try Brie cheese instead.

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    Pepperoni-Olive Grilled Cheese

    We took all your favorite pizza toppings and stuck them between two slices of hearty Italian bread to create one killer grilled cheese melt.

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    Veggie Wrap Grilled Cheese

    Introducing our contemporary take on old-fashioned grilled cheese: Swiss and chipotle mayo thrown together with a tangy broccoli slaw for a melty, crispy grilled cheese wrap that's bursting with irresistible flavor.

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    Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    We happen to love the simplicity of the grilled cheese. Take this sandwich recipe, for instance -- three ingredients plus 10 minutes equals one easy lunch.

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    Philly Chicken-Cheese Sandwiches

    Red and yellow sweet peppers and purchased basil pesto give our ooey-gooey provolone and chicken grilled cheese sandwich a new dimension of Italian flavor, plus lovely pops of color.

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    Creamy Carrot and Millet Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

    What's better than creamy carrot soup? Creamy carrot soup topped with crispy little grilled cheese croutons.

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    Grilled Cheese and Fruit Sandwich

    Grilled cheese shows its sweeter side in our quick, fruity sandwich recipe that includes pear slices and crunchy almonds.

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    Healthy Lunch Ideas: Brown Bag Recipes

    Brighten up your brown-bag lunch with healthy lunch recipes. With fresh salads, easy sandwiches, and simple snacks, our collection of healthy lunch ideas will save you from unhealthy choices at the drive-through or vending machine. With a close eye on calories, we made sure each and every idea is full of protein and nutrients to get you through the afternoon.
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