Whoever thought of putting cheese between two slices of bread, slathering the bread with butter, then melting it all to make a sandwich is at least as epic as Gordon Ramsay.
Or Julia Child. Or the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Because this simple sandwich stands the test of time, taste, and style.
When it comes to grilled cheese, there’s more than one way to put a stiletto on the sandwich. We found four recipes that do just that. How one can melt so much beauty in the center of a single sandwich is worth celebrating! We’d give these recipes their own reality show – if only we weren’t so dead-set on eating them immediately.
EPIC GRILLED CHEESE #1: Baked Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Take all the fixings of a loaded baked potato, then Panini-press them into a single sammy, and you’ve got this gloriously flavorful fusion of two favorite foods. The best part? This recipe is so easy to switch up! Whatever toppings you love on a baked potato, they’re sure to taste incredible in this recipe!
EPIC GRILLED CHEESE #2: Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese
Whether it’s high school sports or a pro game, it’s hard staying away from that cardboard carton full of cheese-slathered nachos as you pass the snack stand and head to the bleachers. Now you can have all the scrumptious flavor of nachos melted between two thick slices of bread. This Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese recipe from Bob at BS’ In the Kitchen shows you how!
EPIC GRILLED CHEESE #3: Caprese Grilled Cheese
EPIC GRILLED CHEESE #4: Crockpot Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese
Everyone loves crockpot pulled pork (check out our favorite recipe here). Now you can use those leftovers to make this unbelievably delicious Crockpot Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese sandwich. Rich and cheesy, this recipe will become a fast favorite. Serve with a mug of frosty beer and some chips for the ultimate pairing!
Here’s the ingredient lineup. As you can see, it’s a quick, simple set of ingredients. Pulled pork, American cheese, thick slices of Texas toast, green onions, and our super-secret trick for the ultimate cheese-fest….Progresso Soup Starters (the Three Cheese kind). You ready?
Making this recipe is so easy! Just follow the six quick steps above and you’re ready to grill.
To make a perfect grilled cheese, always set your stove to medium low. And make sure to place the sandwich in a hot pan. You don’t want set it into a cold pan and then turn the heat on. Doing so may melt the cheese, but it won’t give you that gorgeous golden-brown color that a hot pan will.
The other secret, especially with a sandwich this big, is to place a lid cover over the skillet. It doesn’t have to fit the skillet. Anything that can help contain the heat and more evenly distribute it through the entire sandwich.
It’s time! Pull your sandwich off of the stove and transfer to a favorite plate. Allow it to cool ever so slightly (if you can resist diving in…)
Slice your sandwich in half. Ogle all that grilled cheesy goodness. Then prepare to bite into it and fall into pulled pork heaven…
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