Who doesn’t love a toastie? It’s golden brown and crunchy on the outside, mealy and cheesy on the inside – and it’s delicious served with a bowl of tomato soup. In fact, that might just be the ultimate comfort food dinner. Of course you can also serve it for a quick lunch or even a late night snack. Anyway, we’ve rounded up the best grilled cheese recipes no matter what time of day you enjoy it. Here you’ll find over-the-top grilled cheeses, simple grilled cheeses, and even some grilled cheese mash-ups like the Philly cheesesteak made in the form of grilled cheese.
If you’re wondering what the secret to a perfect grilled cheese recipe is, the answer is simple: start with the basics. Choose from your favorite type of bread (wheat, white, challah, sourdough). Next, find the best cheese for making a grilled cheese — American cheese is a classic, but fontina, gruyere, and Havarti are also great options. Finally, slather your bread with butter or mayonnaise to get a crispy, golden exterior — and you’ll be in grilled cheese heaven! If you want to take it up a notch, you can always add some fun toppings like fig jam, pesto, or bacon. For Ree Drummond, adding mustard to her Irish grilled cheese gives it a zing that’s perfect when paired with gooey melted cheddar cheese. But after browsing this list of recipes, you’ll want to try them all!