58 Grilled Cheeses Worth Selling Your Soul For

58 Grilled Cheeses Worth Selling Your Soul For

Caution: Not for the faint of heart

Grilled cheese. Yes, grilled cheese.

What makes a grilled cheese?

When does a grilled cheese stop being a grilled cheese and just become a sandwich?

How much cheese is too much cheese?

Who shot JFK?

Is there life on Mars?

Are you going to get any of the answers to these questions in this post?

No. You're simply going to enjoy these mind-bending grilled cheeses.

And you will love it. All of it. And hopefully make one tonight.

58. Lobster Grilled Cheese

58. Lobster Grilled Cheese

Don't believe people when they say seafood and cheese cannot mix. Lobster is a welcome addition to the mascarpone and provolone mix in this grilled cheese from FoodieCrush.

57. Funky Monkey Grilled Cheese

57. Funky Monkey Grilled Cheese

One Sweet Mess has combined chocolate, peanut butter, bananas, marshmallows, and cream cheese into one epic, melty dessert grilled cheese.

56. Pumpkin Grilled Cheese with Apples and Cheddar

56. Pumpkin Grilled Cheese with Apples and Cheddar

It may be a little early to think about fall, but it's never too early to think about seasonal grilled cheeses. Kitchen Tested has a fall grilled cheese recipe filled with pumpkins, apples, and cheddar.

55. Habanero Jack Grilled Cheese with Pears and Prosciutto

55. Habanero Jack Grilled Cheese with Pears and Prosciutto

There's no shame in loving a straight up spicy grilled cheese, but if you're looking for something with a little more balance, try this recipe from Cooking With Books that adds pears and prosciutto to spicy cheese.

54. Sticky Bun Grilled Cheese

54. Sticky Bun Grilled Cheese

Bet you never thought to make a grilled cheese with sticky buns? It works the same as any other--just combine your favorite cinnamon buns with Fromage Blanc.

53. Stuffing Grilled Cheese

53. Stuffing Grilled Cheese

How to make a Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese: take everything leftover, grill in a roll with Taleggio.

52. Eggplant Ricotta Grilled Cheese

52. Eggplant Ricotta Grilled Cheese

Eggplant and ricotta pair well, so they naturally make for a great grilled cheese. Well Plated has the recipe. Make it even better with homemade ricotta.

51. Provoleta 

51. Provoleta 

Sometimes all you need for grilled cheese, is cheese.

50. Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

50. Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

Let's say, for the sake of argument, you're looking for a slightly healthier version of your favorite grilled cheese. Then this recipe from The Iron You is exactly what you're looking for. Set aside all the extra ingredients, stick with a solid cheddar, and ditch the standard bread for a cauliflower crust.

49. Spicy Meatball Grilled Cheese

49. Spicy Meatball Grilled Cheese

When you think about it, meatball subs are basically just long grilled cheeses. Sort of? How Sweet It Is has converted the traditional sub into square form, with spectacular results. It will be even better when you use the Italian meltable cheese, Fontina Val D'aosta.

48. Raspberry and Chocolate With Almonds Grilled Cheese

48. Raspberry and Chocolate With Almonds Grilled Cheese

Fruit, chocolate, and nuts sounds like a solid trail mix. Well, now it's an incredible grilled cheese thanks to FoodieCrush. Get even more indulgent by pairing this chocolate and raspberry combo with mascarpone.

47. Buffalo Shrimp Grilled Cheese

47. Buffalo Shrimp Grilled Cheese

Buffalo anything will probably taste great in a grilled cheese. Snappy Gourmet swaps the standard chicken for shrimp in this recipe. Make sure you have some buffalo friendly blue cheeses!

46. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

46. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese
Credit:Jo Cooks

This grilled cheese from Jo Cooks may look, smell, and taste complex (and amazing) but we assure you it is not complicated to make. It's amazing with the classic Jarlsberg.

45. Doughnut Grilled Cheese

45. Doughnut Grilled Cheese

Have you ever looked at a glazed doughnut and thought, "there's not enough cheese here." TasteSpotting clearly has, which is why they created this inventive grilled cheese recipe. Try it with the custardy Ameribella.

44. Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese

44. Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese

Well Plated has essentially taken St. Patrick's Day and turned it into a grilled cheese. Corned beef and cabbage are right at home with melted Irish cheddar.

43. Peeps Grilled Cheese

43. Peeps Grilled Cheese

Peeps are very divisive. You either love them or you get them and give them to someone else who loves them. This Peeps grilled cheese is ready to unite everyone though, with the help of some insane creativity and mascarpone. 

42. Egg in the Grilled Cheese Basket

42. Egg in the Grilled Cheese Basket

Egg in the basket (or, egg in the hole) is a classic American breakfast recipe. But when you add Parmigiano Reggiano, it becomes a classic grilled cheese breakfast.

41. Crab and Avocado Grilled Cheese

41. Crab and Avocado Grilled Cheese

Crab or avocado would be an interesting addition to any grilled cheese, but crab AND avocado?! 365ish Days Of Pinterest went there and we're glad she did. We think this would be perfect with your favorite spicy cheese.

40. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

40. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

It's hard to think of a common appetizer that wouldn't work in a grilled cheese. Jalapeno poppers certainly do the job when combined with cream cheese and Cabot Clothbound Cheddar in this grilled cheese.

39. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Grilled Cheese

39. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Grilled Cheese

Adolescent You is going to be crazy jealous of Future You when Present You makes this cereal covered grilled cheese!

38. Fig Manchego Grilled Cheese on Olive Bread

38. Fig Manchego Grilled Cheese on Olive Bread

It doesn't get fancier than this grilled cheese from TasteSpotting. Manchego and olive bread are a natural pairing, and fig jam perfect fills the holes in the bread.

37. Broccoli Rabe and Provolone Grilled Cheese

37. Broccoli Rabe and Provolone Grilled Cheese

These easiest way to get your vegetables is to put them in a grilled cheese. Follow Hello Little Home's lead and fill your next grilled cheese with broccoli rabe and provolone.

36. Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Muenster Grilled Cheese on Soft Pretzel 

36. Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Muenster Grilled Cheese on Soft Pretzel 

You will be the envy of every beer hall in the land when you make this Muenster-packed grilled cheese from TasteSpotting.

35. Ironed Grilled Cheese

35. Ironed Grilled Cheese

This isn't a recipe per se, (more of a grilled cheese hack), but if you're in a dorm room right now craving one of these other recipes, you need to know it.

34. Pear, Gorgonzola, and Brie Grilled Cheese

34. Pear, Gorgonzola, and Brie Grilled Cheese

The cheese plate of your dreams has been turned into a grilled cheese with this recipe from House of Yumm. It doesn't get much fancier than brie and gorgonzola!

33. Roasted Carrot Grilled Cheese

33. Roasted Carrot Grilled Cheese

Why serve carrots alongside grilled cheese when you can serve them IN grilled cheese? Take the recipe from Well Plated and combine it with Harvarti for best results.

32. Kale, Onion, and Ham Grilled Cheese

32. Kale, Onion, and Ham Grilled Cheese

Grab your favorite hot sauce; you're going to need it. This grilled cheese from The Sandwich Enthusiast will be begging for it.

31. Apple Butter, Turkey, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

31. Apple Butter, Turkey, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Well Plated has put together a strong contender for an all American grilled cheese. With apples, turkey, and cheddar, we think the title fits.

30. Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

30. Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

The breakfast grilled cheese that you can have any time of day, any time of year.

29. The PPB (Potato Chip, Pickle, and Bacon) Grilled Cheese

29. The PPB (Potato Chip, Pickle, and Bacon) Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese seemingly goes above and beyond what a normal grilled cheese can be. Potato chips, pickles, bacon, and spicy cheese combine to form the ultimate, anything goes meal.

28. Chocolate Chip Cookie Grilled Cheese

28. Chocolate Chip Cookie Grilled Cheese

Your eyes aren't lying to you. That's a grilled cheese, made with chocolate chip cookies. Cupcake Project is the mad genius behind the recipe, we recommend using cheddar in it.

27. McKittrick Fontina, Mortadella, Popcorn, Pickled Blueberries and Red Onions Grilled Cheese

27. McKittrick Fontina, Mortadella, Popcorn, Pickled Blueberries and Red Onions Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese has popcorn. Let us repeat. This grilled cheese from Grilled Cheese Social has POPCORN. It's also piled high with mortadella, blueberries, onions, and fontina. But the recipe also calls for a handful of POPCORN. Popcorn.

26. Nutella Blue Cheese Grilled Cheese on Challah Bread

26. Nutella Blue Cheese Grilled Cheese on Challah Bread

This is a CheeseRank original recipe! We combined addictive chocolate hazelnut spread with blue cheese on challah bread. Grab some extra napkins before digging into this gooey delight.

25. Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

25. Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

If you can't be in Hawaii this fall, at least you can have a little Hawaii in you. Ok that's a little weird, but, what isn't weird is how amazingly troptastic the combination of pineapple, bacon, and mozzarella is!

24. PBJ&K Grilled Cheese

24. PBJ&K Grilled Cheese

The kids favorite just got a serious upgrade. We are proud to introduce our very own creation, the PBJ&K! That's creamy peanut butter, blueberry jelly, and Klaverkaas.

23. Chicken and Waffles Grilled Cheese

23. Chicken and Waffles Grilled Cheese

Chicken and waffles is an interesting combination on it's own. But when you throw in fontina, pickled cherries, and okra it gets to be downright insane. Head over to Grilled Cheese Social here for the full recipe, if you can handle it.

22. Funfetti Ricotta Grilled Cheese

22. Funfetti Ricotta Grilled Cheese

It takes a true visionary to dream up a grilled cheese recipe that has sprinkles, and it takes a mad genius to execute that vision. This recipe combines the creamy goodness of ricotta with colorful Funfetti cake mix. This grilled cheese from Grilled Cheese Social is a party for the mouth and the eyes.

21. Tropical Grilled Cheese

21. Tropical Grilled Cheese

We have a saying here at CheeseRank that goes, "everything is bigger in Texas toast." This grilled cheese from Grilled Cheese Social is no exception. When you combine mozzarella, tomato sauce, pineapple, and pickled jalapeños on Texas toast you get a Tropical/Texas fusion that will have you saying "Remember the Alamo!" Venture over here for the recipe.

20. The Kitchen Sink Grilled Cheese

20. The Kitchen Sink Grilled Cheese

It might be easier to list what ISN'T in this grilled cheese than what is. Ok, that's an exaggeration, but this thing from Spice Blog is bursting with some of cheese's BFFs. Starting with the cheese, we have the scientifically proven combination of mozzarella and cheddar. Then this recipe throws in bacon, banana peppers, tomatoes, potato chips, and to top it off you give it a spicy Sriracha drenching.

19. Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese

19. Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese

There exists in this world a bacon-based relish called "bacon jam." It combines, amongst other ingredients, bacon, coffee, bacon, apple juice, and bacon. Hold on, we need a moment. 

Ok, not only does that exist, but The Rebel Recipe took this incredible discovery and built a grilled cheese around it. The recipe, which includes how to make the jam, works with the bread and cheese of your choice.  We'd recommend a nice Gruyere.

18. Spaghetti Grilled Cheese

18. Spaghetti Grilled Cheese

Spaghetti and grilled cheese is the best childhood mashup since, well, this. Unsurprisingly, the recipe from The Recipe Rebel is super simple to make and should satisfy cheese fans of any age.

17. Thanksgiving Grilled Cheese with Stuffing Waffles

17. Thanksgiving Grilled Cheese with Stuffing Waffles

You might want to want till Thanksgiving to try out this recipe from Grilled Cheese Social. Then again, you might want to make four of them and eat them alone when no one is watching. We wouldn't blame you. How can you resist cranberry jelly, mashed potatoes, muenster, on GRILLED STUFFING WAFFLES?!

16. Caprese Grilled Cheese

16. Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese salads are fine. They're inoffensive. They do their job. But, c'mon- between us, aren't they a little boring? If only there were a way to make them a little more exciting. Like, maybe, turning it into gooey, dripping, fresh mozz filled grilled cheese?! Oh yeah, this recipe also includes arugula pesto. Nom on and cheers to The Feasting Table for this deliciousness.

15. French Onion Grilled Cheese

15. French Onion Grilled Cheese

As fall season approaches, comfort food will become more and more important. Grilled cheese and French onion soup sounds pretty good together, but it also sounds like a lot of work. Fortunately we found a recipe from Feasting at Home that brings the two together in a holy matrimony of melty Gruyere and caramelized onions. Bring it on, fall.

14. Onion, Apples, Bacon, Egg and Grilled Cheese

14. Onion, Apples, Bacon, Egg and Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese with bacon is perfectly normal. And adding an egg makes perfect sense, that's a good breakfast theme. Uhh sure, caramelized onions can work with that. Wait, hold on, now you want to add apples?! That's just crazy enough to work. Try this recipe from In Sock Monkey Slippers with an apple-friendly cheddar.

13. Fresh Ramen Grilled Cheese

13. Fresh Ramen Grilled Cheese

Obviously we had to have a ramen grilled cheese here. It is so hot right now, which is perfect for melting cheddar. We found a simple recipe from House of Yumm that kicks things up with a little mushroom and arugula action.

12. Caramel Apple French Toast Grilled Cheese

12. Caramel Apple French Toast Grilled Cheese

Caramel apples are classic fall so it's no surprise we found a recipe that stuffs a grilled cheese with apples and drizzles it with caramel. But take another look at the mouthwatering photo. That's right, this grilled cheese by Culinary-Cool is made with FRENCH TOAST!

11. Stuffed Perogie Grilled Cheese

11. Stuffed Perogie Grilled Cheese

So Culinary-Cool went and made a grilled cheese stuffed with perogies and if you stuff the perogies with cheese you could have cheese in your perogies while having perogies in your cheese. Deeeeep. Find your bearings and head over here for the recipe.

10. Burrata Balsamic Strawberry Grilled Cheese

10. Burrata Balsamic Strawberry Grilled Cheese

File this under "Saturday morning essentials." The author of this recipe claims this is a perfect hangover sandwich, and it certainly looks like something we wouldn't mind waking up next to. We recommend trying some Burrata with those balsamic strawberries. Thanks for this deliciousness, BetsyLife!

9. Goat Cheese Trail Mix Grilled Cheese

9. Goat Cheese Trail Mix Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese from Grilled Cheese Social is like a fall nature walk through your mouth. Pumpkin butter (obvs), nuts, fruit, and goat cheese combine to form the cheesy trail mix of your autumnal dreams. Stroll through the leaves here for the recipe.

8. Apple, Sriracha, Brie Grilled Cheese

8. Apple, Sriracha, Brie Grilled Cheese

If you're looking for a little cheese and a little spice to go with you're apple picking, look no further than The Endless Meal. This is a Sriracha butter, apple, grilled cheese medley worth taking a trip to the orchard for. The recipe recommends pairing with Brie and we can definitely get down with that.

7. Mushroom, Onion, Gouda Grilled Cheese

7. Mushroom, Onion, Gouda Grilled Cheese

Oh my Gouda. This is a grilled cheese worth making a terrible pun for. It is packed to the crust with roasted mushrooms, onions, and lots of gouda. Don't think, just go to the recipe from She Wears Many Hats now.

6. Broccolini and Red Onion Grilled Cheese

6. Broccolini and Red Onion Grilled Cheese

If you're in the mood for a classier grilled cheese, partake in Blogging Over Thyme's delightful combination of broccolini, sautéed red onions, and red pepper flakes. Don't forget to invite cheddar and fontina to the affair. Head over here for the recipe, fancypants.

5. Goat Cheese And Beets Grilled Cheese

5. Goat Cheese And Beets Grilled Cheese

Here's a grilled cheese you can't beet. Trust us, it's better than the jokes. Fresh goat cheese and beets may not sound like a dynamic duo, but it is. We know because we made this one.

4. Kimchi Grilled Cheese

4. Kimchi Grilled Cheese

This is a grilled cheese that may actually be more fun to say than it is to eat. That's because we made it with, get this, kimchi and Tickler cheddar. Anyone? Anyone?

3. Davy Crockett Grilled Cheese

3. Davy Crockett Grilled Cheese

If you're fixin' to hit The Oregon Trail this fall we recommend that you whip some of these here grilled cheeses up and take em with you. This recipe from Grilled Cheese Social loads up warm biscuits with hot sauce, venison gravy, and the finest pepper jack cheese. You're already more of a cowboy just for looking at it.

2. Duck Egg, Humbolt Fog, Ricotta, Cherry, Prosciutto Grilled Cheese

2. Duck Egg, Humbolt Fog, Ricotta, Cherry, Prosciutto Grilled Cheese

When the weather turns gray you may as well grill up a cheese that matches. This recipe from Grilled Cheese Social combines fresh ricotta, cherry jam, proscuitto, arugula, fried duck egg, and Humbolt Fog. The Fog is a goat milk cheese that has floral and citrus notes as well as a unique coating of edible ash. Don't worry, you can enjoy this with clear blue skies too!

1. Colestrami Grilled Cheese

1. Colestrami Grilled Cheese

Turn your kitchen into a DIY Deli with this pastrami grilled cheese recipe from Grilled Cheese Social. Grab some rye bread and pile it high with pastrami, cheddar, coleslaw, and 1000 Island dressing then tell Katz's to eat their heart out.

58 Grilled Cheeses Worth Selling Your Soul For