Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Serve with tomato soup for the ultimate comfort food

Each year, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on April 12 recognizes one of the top comfort foods in the United States. Why wouldn’t it be when we’re talking about bread grilled to perfection, and warm, gooey, melted cheese.

According to food historians, many cultures around the world have enjoyed cooked bread and cheese since ancient times. The United States modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s. As sliced bread and American cheese became easily available, Americans began making open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches.

United States government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are versatile thanks to the ability to mix and match cheeses, bread and seasonings. (from National Day Calendar)

Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese
This twist on the traditional grilled cheese sandwich will be a great addition to any soup or salad. The jalapeño adds a little spice, and the bacon puts it over the top.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 2
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Spicy
Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich is a thing, and your life will be forever changed.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 20 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 2 servings
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Cheesy
Corned Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich
A tasty combination of salty corned beef, melted cheese and caramelized onions served on two thick slices of marble rye bread.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 5 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 30 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 4
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Corned beef


Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Warm up with a cup of tomato soup topped with crispy grilled cheese croutons!
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 30-35 min
  • Plate Icon Servings:
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory
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