30+ Ways to Make Grilled Cheese

American cheese slices between white bread may be the standard for a grilled cheese sandwich, but if your grilled cheese repertoire begins and ends there, your sandwich is clearly not living up to its full potential. Just the mention of a grilled cheese sandwich makes my kids’ ears perk up—so whenever I make them, it’s an easy opportunity to introduce new flavors to my kids, and they almost always love it (I mean, isn’t virtually everything better with cheese?).

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From savory to sweet, I’ve rounded up the most decadent and delicious grilled cheese recipes out there:

Perfect Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

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If you have any leftover pulled pork or other slow-cooked meats lying around, this is the ultimate way to re-purpose it into something fantastic. Get the recipe.

Bacon and Guacamole Grilled Cheese

Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese

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It’s like game day on a sandwich. Get the recipe.


Best-Ever Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Avocados, melty Manchego cheese, and subtly spicy Chorizo make for a sandwich with a Spanish flare that anyone you serve this to won’t soon forget. Get the recipe.


Beet, Arugula and Goat Grilled Cheese

Beet Arugula and Goat Grilled Cheese

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This one’s gorgeous for a shower or luncheon, and tastes just as good at room temperature as it does warm. Get the recipe.


Corned Beef Grilled Cheese Recipe

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This is the perfect post-St. Patrick’s Day treat. Get the recipe.


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Broccoli, Bacon, Mustard Seed and Ale Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Broccoli Mustard Cheddar Grilled Cheese

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This grilled cheese is the perfect accompaniement to your favorite brew. Get the recipe.


The Creamiest Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever
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Did you know that adding a little cream cheese, mayo, and mustard to your standard grilled cheese ups the creaminess factor to a whole new level? Try it. Get the recipe.


Grilled Cheese Soup Croutons

Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Croutons

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Why serve a sandwich on the side when you can get your entire meal in a bowl? Get the recipe.


Mushrooms, Onion and Gouda Grilled Cheese

Mushrooms Onion and Gouda Grilled Cheese

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This grilled cheese is a little reminiscent of French onion soup. Get the recipe.


Lemon Blackberry Grilled Cheese

Lemon Blackberry Grilled Cheese

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A sweet take on the sandwich that’s worthy of breakfast or lunch. Get the recipe.


Baked-Potato Grilled Cheese

Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

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Fried potatoes, bacon, cheese, and all the fixins make this sandwich worthy of your last meal on earth. Get the recipe.

Next: more ooey, gooey grilled cheese recipes await…