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It's OK to be Cheesy: 5 Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

These recipes are sure to melt in your mouth.

April 11, 2020

By Madisson Haynes

Who doesn't love an ooey gooey grilled cheese? Whether you keep it simple with white bread and a slice of American cheese or elaborate on the comfort food classic, you can't go wrong with a grilled cheese sandwich. Here are a few clips featuring this tasty dish to help celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12.

Skillet Grilled Cheese

Meet Lorin Toepper, creator of the WI Grilled Cheese Championship in Mineral Point. The state's very best grilled cheese chefs compete to win the annual title of best grilled cheese in the state. This take on a grilled cheese sandwich is definitely one to try, courtesy of Wisconsin Foodie.

Strawberry Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese sandwich recipe requires a little bit of trust. Who knew adding fruit to your grilled cheese would take it to a whole new level thanks to that magic combination of salty and sweet? This strawberry grilled cheese recipe courtesy of How Does It Grow? may surprise you.

Green Meets Grill

Take your grilled cheese up a notch with portobello mushrooms and serve it in a blazing cognac. Green Meets Grill celebrates meatless grilling in all its verdant glory, including in a grilled cheese sandwich. This recipe courtesy of Steven Raichlen's Project Fire isn't your typical grilled cheese.


Cheese: It may very well be the most important part of the grilled cheese sandwich, aside from the toasty bread surrounding it. In this video, Martha makes fluffy, homemade Ricotta with just three ingredients — so good, you’ll never buy store-bought again. Plus, learn how to create and elevate grilled cheese to new heights of decadence with a "Grown-up Grilled Cheese," courtesy of Martha Stewart's Cooking School.

Greek Comforts

Greek food is by nature the ultimate comfort food thanks to the wealth of rustic home cooking that defines the cuisine. In this episode of My Greek Table With Diane Kochilas, Diane explores specialties from the Ionian island of Zakynthos to the Aegean island of Tinos, adding her own twist with some modern comforts, too. Back in the kitchen, she puts her own twist on a grilled cheese.

More Mouth-Watering Recipes

Leek and Mushroom Grilled Cheese

Let this leek and mushroom grilled cheese literally melt in your mouth, courtesy of Fresh Tastes.

Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese

This is the easiest grilled cheese. And it's so good. You could replace the cranberry sauce with any type of jam in your fridge, courtesy of Fresh Tastes.

Eggplant Parmesan Grilled Cheese

A play on eggplant parmesan, this grilled cheese makes packing a hot lunch easy, courtesy of Fresh Tastes.

Kimchi Grilled Cheese

Combine crunchy fermented Korean vegetables with nutty, melted comté for a delicious sandwich, courtesy of Fresh Tastes Blog.

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