There’s something glorious about melted, stringy cheese between two toasty slices of bread. And whether you’re a ketchup or tomato soup dipper, it’s hard to not get down with a heavenly grilled cheese. And while we can’t knock the classic, we’ve compiled our 19 favorite grilled cheese recipes that bring this sandwich to a whole new level with the addition of extra veggies, protein, and just downright goodness to give the sandwich a welcome [nutrition] boost.
Guacamole Grilled Cheese: Guacamole and grilled cheese? So easy, so brilliant. How didn’t we think of that?!
Grilled Cheese with Zucchini, Basil and Gruyere: A trio made in heaven: zucchini, basil and gruyere.
Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese: A spin on spinach artichoke dip, this grilled cheese is a Get Healthy U favorite. And under 300 calories!
Margherita Sandwiches with Pesto: Slice up some fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and lather on some pesto, and you have yourself an unbelievably tasty sandwich.
Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese: Layered with sweet potatoes, kale, caramelized red onions, rosemary and havarti cheese…yummy!
Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Herb pesto, spinach and avocado: green just got so good.
Muenster, Apple and Maple Bacon Grilled Cheese: This apple/bacon combo is a real treat.
Grilled Banana, Mango and Jalapeño Sandwiches: A little sweet, a little spicy… this combo packs some major flavor.
Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese with Fried Egg: Brunch, anyone? This recipe is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Grilled Aged Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Pistachio Sage Pesto: Cheddar is a classic for grilled cheese, but this sandwich gets an upgrade with pistachio sage pesto and a secret ingredient.
Roasted Strawberry Avocado and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese: Ever thought of putting strawberries on a grilled cheese? Well, now you have.
Chicken Panini with Spinach and Pesto: This melty chicken and swiss with spinach and pesto is the perfect marriage between crunchy and ooey gooey.
Fresh Fig, Goat Cheese, Honey and Almond Panini: Figs… honey… goat cheese… oh my! This makeover completely transforms grilled cheese in a spectacular way.
BZT Panini: With a healthy dose of vegetables (think: zucchini and tomatoes), this grilled cheese/BLT/panini combo is stellar.
Grilled Ham and Cheese with Pineapple: Pineapple on a grilled cheese? Yep. Just do it.
Turkey Cranberry Grilled Cheese: This one’s got Thanksgiving leftover written all over it.
Bacon, Pear and Raspberry Grilled Cheese: Fruity, salty, cheesy… talk about flavor explosion.
Grilled Portobello, Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Sandwich: This vegetarian grilled cheese makes use of Portobello mushrooms and goat cheese in the best way.
Ham and Manchego Panini with Dipping Sauce: Upgrade your classic ham and cheese with this dijon and apricot jam dipping sauce.
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