If you think grilled cheese is boring, think again! There are many creative ways of adding a twist to your regular grilled cheese. Playing around with textures and complementary textures will surely result in a unique sandwich your family will love!
Pretzel Crusted Grilled Cheese (Alida's Kitchen)
This Pretzel Crusted Grilled Cheese from Alida's Kitchen is a great recipe to make if your family loves the salty-goodness of pretzels! You'll surely be amazed by the crunch of this sandwich. Plus the toasty flavor of pretzels mingles very well with the gooey richness of cheese.
"Pretzel Crusted Grilled Cheese puts a tasty pretzel twist on everybody’s favorite childhood grilled cheese sandwich."
- 8 slices bread (any variety)
- 1 cup pretzels, crushed
- 2 eggs
- 4-8 slices cheese (I like to use cheddar)
- cooking spray
Strawberry French Toast Grilled Cheese (The Hungry Hedgehog)
This Strawberry French Toast Grilled Cheese recipe from The Hungry Hedgehog is so good, it could almost pass for dessert! The combined flavors of cheese and strawberry in this sandwich is reminiscent of strawberry cheesecake. This is a perfect recipe to make for a special weekend brunch.
"I love the combination of fruit and cheese, and when you make a sandwich out of it with french toast it becomes a wonderful breakfast treat."
- 4-6 slices bread
- 2-3 deli slices mild cheese (swiss, provologne, havarti, mozzarella)
- 2/3-1 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- butter to grease pan
Nori Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Thirsty for Tea)
Who knew that the mild saltiness of cheese can go very well with the umami flavor of dried seaweed? Try this Nori Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe from Thirsty for Tea to be convinced! Pair it with Smokey Tomato Soup (recipe also on the post) for a truly comforting meal.
"I like to cut these sandwiches into small rectangles, crustless, like tea sandwiches. By cutting long strips of the nori, the pieces can be wrapped around the sandwiches like you would when making musubi."Ingredients:
- 1 loaf of bread, thinly sliced & crusts removed
- 7 oz. best quality cheddar cheese, sliced thick
- nori seaweed, cut into 3″ x 7.5″ wide strips (I used Yamamotoyama’s Kiku Ariake)
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Various types of cheese requires different ways of storage - hard, aged cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano need to be wrapped in wax paper before being placed in plastic, while blue cheese and semi-hard cheeses like cheddar can go straight into a plastic without a layer of paper.