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13 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches You Need to Eat Before You Die

If you haven’t noticed yet, your beloved childhood snack has been making a sneaky comeback. But this isn’t the grilled cheese your momma used to make you after soccer practice. This grilled cheese has grown into something beautiful and truly #foodporn-worthy – a masterpiece of comfort food, if you will

A great grilled cheese can be a true masterpiece of comfort food.

And in case you haven’t noticed, it’s January out there. Aka: prime comfort food season.

So the next time you feel like the only thing that will get you through the day is some melted Brie with a full side of carbs, there’s no where else to go but right into the middle of a huge, delicious, mouthwatering grilled cheese.

Here are 13 you simply need to try before you die. Though they might kill you with their heavenly tastes…

1. Muenster Grilled Cheese on a Soft Pretzel with Bratwurst and Sauerkraut
A salty, soft pretzel bun filled with a heap of Muenster cheese, bratwurst, and sauerkraut, all tied up in a neat little sammiche. Why have we not thought of this? Recipe here.

2. French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese
Two of the best comfort foods pressed into one hybrid cheese grill. This got us all confused – well, until it hit our taste buds. Recipe here.

3. Apple Grilled Cheese with Sriracha Butter
The sweetness of the apple and sharpness of the white cheddar go hand-in-hand. But we can’t lie – the Sriracha butter is what got us wide-eyed. That kick of heat delivers in every bite. Recipe here.

4. Taco Grilled Cheese
Taco night has never been better than this. Spice up your next Cinco de Mayo with this killer grilled cheese – filled with all your favourite Tex-Mex fixings. This ain’t no trip to Taco Bell. Recipe here.

5. Baked Potato Grilled Cheese
Everything tastes better with bacon. Period. Recipe here.

6. Bacon Double Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese
This is one that eats like a meal. A monster sized grilled cheese for monster sized appetites. How about some deep fried pickles to go with that? Perfection. Recipe here.

7. Roasted Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese
How gorgeous does this look? Melted Brie, butter, and fresh cranberries. This is healthy, right? Recipe here.

8. Doughnut Grilled Cheese
One bite of this grilled cheese will make up for every moment of rejection you’ve ever faced in your life. A glazed doughnut sliced in half, with a sliver (or two) of cheese. The perfect balance of sweet and savory. Recipe here.

9. Fried Chicken and Waffles Grilled Cheese
This definitely isn’t a ‘traditional’ Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles dish. But we don’t care and neither should you. Recipe here.

10. Cuban Grilled Cheese
Really tasty combo of Cuban roasted pork, ham, pickles, mustard, and plenty of melted Swiss cheese. Serve it with some tangy Cuban mojo, a garlic and sour orange sauce, for your dipping pleasure. Recipe here.

11. BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese
Succulent pulled pork in a sweet, tangy, and spicy BBQ sauce smothered in ooey gooey melted cheese. ‘Nuff said. Recipe here.

12. Kimchi and Bacon Grilled Cheese
Kimchi is a spicy fermented cabbage that can work surprisingly well in a sandwich with lots of melted cheese. And adding bacon to the mix is just plain genius. Recipe here.

13. Dulce de Leche and Mascarpone Dessert Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheeses don’t always have to be savory. This dessert version blows all the above off of the skillet. Cinnamon raison bread, mascarpone cheese, Dulce de Leche, and raspberry preserves. There’s a reason we left this one till the end. Recipe here.


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Pat Campione