13 Exceptional Grilled Cheese Recipes Comfort Food Done Right

What are cold days truly for, if not for making a big batch of comfort food to be enjoyed together with a hot beverage while we binge watch our favorite Netflix TV show. Grilled cheese is our all time favorite choice of comfort food! It’s simple and quick to prepare, you don’t walk away with a load of dirty dishes and there are countless ways to make it diverse. Take a look at our selection of 13 exceptional grilled cheese recipes!

1. Pizza Grilled Cheese

When you find yourself craving pizza but you know the delivery guy is going to take too long to get to you, remember this fantastic pizza grilled cheese by Rachel Cooks! This recipe is especially going to be appreciated by those who consider the crust as the best part of the pizza.

2. Onion Grilled Cheese

Caramelized onions have such a distinct taste they tend to make every dish so much better, even though they usually aren’t the main superstar of the meal. Taste Spotting changes that in this tasty onion grilled cheese recipe that totally honors the onions in all of their glory!

3. Caprese Grilled Cheese

Your brain is saying caprese salad but your heart is saying grilled cheese! Instead of letting the two fight, allow Domestic Superhero‘s groundbreaking caprese grilled cheese to be the peace-maker. Enjoy your dose of healthy and comforting at the same time!

4. Broccoli Cheddar Grilled Cheese

If you love making the classic cheddar soup with broccoli, you can channel the flavors of that soup as you are making grilled cheese! This recipe might need a little longer to prep because you’ll need to cook broccoli first, but the few extra minutes are beyond worth it. Find the recipe at Domestic Superhero!

5. Cauliflower Grilled Cheese


If you are gluten free you are probably reading this roundup wondering how you’ll substitute the bread for a gluten free option. We wanted to make this task easier for you and found a special recipe at Delish for a cauliflower grilled cheese sandwich! This is also a fantastic option if you’re trying to cut out carbs!

6. Pesto Grilled Cheese

One of the most delicious ways to eat pasta is by pouring a delicious pesto over it and enjoy in the many flavors it has to offer. You don’t have to limit your pesto experience just to the pasta though; find out how Once Upon a Chefmade a pesto grilled cheese!

7. Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese


Are you always up for a good culinary challenge? Check out Pillsbury‘s revolutionary sheet pan grilled cheese! That’s right, it’s not made on a regular pan with a bunch of butter but rather baked in an oven. The end result? Spectacular! Challenge accepted, as far as we’re concerned!

8. Blueberry Brie Grilled Cheese

Making grilled cheese just for yourself is one thing, but making it for your friends is a much bigger deal! You don’t want to settle for a regular grilled cheese that they’ve already had a million times before; surprise them with a fancy blueberry brie grilled cheese by Simply Stacie!

9. Fried Egg Grilled Cheese


Give your classic grilled cheese a protein boost by filling it with eggs! This is a wonderful idea for an energizing breakfast or a post-workout meal. Check in with Great Grub, Delicious Treats to learn the secrets behind this delicious fried egg grilled cheese.

10. Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Don’t forget about your greens! Just because you are eating comfort food it doesn’t mean you can’t give it a healthy spin. Spinach is always a good idea – it’s quick to prepare and is easily one of the best tasting greens that we know of! Follow Cooking Classy‘s recipe for this spinach artichoke grilled cheese!

11. Spinach Ricotta Grilled Cheese

We don’t want to leave you with just one spinach idea, so here’s another one! Fill your grilled cheese with spinach and ricotta to give it a creamy and fulfilling taste. Yes, your tastebuds are going to feel totally spoiled! Send your thanks to Cafe Delites for sharing this recipe.

12. Honey Banana Grilled Cheese

How about a sweet version of grilled cheese? We bet you haven’t tried this one before! Simply Stacie made a sweet grilled cheese with mascarpone, bananas and honey. The mix of sweetness and creaminess is going to make you feel like you’re eating dessert.

13. Sauerkraut Grilled Cheese

Fermented foods are known to be super healthy, so it’s wise to find tasty ways to sneak them into your daily meals. Umami Girl shares a great idea for a sauerkraut grilled cheese! Enjoy in the crunchy bread and the melted cheese while your body gets the benefits of healthy sauerkraut!