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30 Grilled Cheese Recipes | National Grilled Cheese Month

April 1, 2017
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April is National Grilled Cheese Month! To keep you celebrating all month long, we’re bringing you a collection of 30 fantastic grilled cheese recipes. Yes—that’s one-a-day…until May!

Take our Grilled Cheese Challenge! Keep checking back all month long for your daily cheese-filled inspiration. With exciting flavors like bacon, pizza, or even chocolate—all on assorted products from our family of breads—you won’t want to skip any!


1.      Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Turn your favorite appetizer into a delicious sandwich with roasted jalapenos, creamy goat cheese, bacon, some apricot preserves (to cool it down a bit), and Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread!

2.      Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Why not incorporate one of your favorite flavors, buffalo chicken, into a grilled cheese? Use rotisserie chicken, buffalo hot sauce, Monterey jack and blue cheeses, and Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread for this yummy (and messy) creation.

3.      Lasagna Grilled Cheese

Lasagna Grilled Cheese

To the grilled cheese enthusiast: who says you can’t get creative? Take a portion of leftover lasagna and transform it into a mouthwatering masterpiece by adding a bit more mozzarella and sandwiching it between two slices of Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread –turned garlic bread!

4.      Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese

Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese

This cheesy indulgence on Martin’s new Old Fashioned Real Butter Bread includes three kinds of cheeses—white American, sharp cheddar, and brie—plus a generous spread of sweet & smoky bacon jam! This sandwich is a bacon (and cheese) lover’s paradise.

5.      Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

What’s more classic than grilled cheese with tomato soup? This recipe puts a fun spin on it by turning a grilled cheese sandwich into mini toasted croutons.

6.      Bacon & Avocado Grilled Cheese

Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese

Two favorites in one delectable sandwich – crispy & smoky bacon, cool & creamy avocado, melded together with cheddar jack cheese on Martin’s 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread!

7.      Gourmet 3 Cheese Grilled Cheese

Gourmet 3-Cheese Grilled Cheese

Not your kids’ grilled cheese! This gourmet creation takes it up a few notches with a trio of cheeses and fragrant flavors like thyme, rosemary, and caramelized onion. A “grown up” grilled cheese, indeed.

8.      Ultimate Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese

Blogger Fox Valley Foodie has the right idea with this Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese!

Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese

“This Ultimate Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese is piled with layers of melted provolone cheese, thinly sliced steak, and sautéed onion and peppers on top of thick slices of buttery bread grilled to golden-brown perfection!”

9.      Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

Enjoy your favorite “loaded” baked potato toppings in the form of a grilled cheese sandwich. Between two slices of Martin’s Potato Bread, you’ll find layers of bacon, grilled potato slices, scallions, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.

10. Pimento Grilled Cheese Sliders

Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese

These mini sandwiches on Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread are perfect for parties or get-togethers. Filled with a melty, homemade, pimento 3-cheese spread with a hint of spice, they may become a new favorite!

11. Cinnamon Apple Grilled Cheese

Cinnamon-Apple Grilled Cheese

Cinnamon and apple pair perfectly together in this tasty dish. A fun twist on your typical grilled cheese, this recipe includes a sweet honey-walnut-cream cheese spread, tart apples, and tangy Muenster cheese, all grilled to melty perfection!

12. Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese

Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese 3

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Celebrate twice as much with this double cheesy combination: take your classic mac and cheese, add more cheese, and sandwich together between two buttery grilled slices of Martin’s Potato Bread!

13. Gouda, Mushroom, Onion Grilled Cheese

Gouda Mushroom Onion Grilled Cheese

This recipe from takes the grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level by filling it with roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, and creamy gouda cheese!

14. Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

This sweet and savory favorite includes your favorite “Hawaiian pizza” toppings, pineapple and Canadian bacon, along with Monterey jack cheese and a sprinkling of fresh oregano and parsley. Made with Martin’s 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread.

15. Salami and Pickle Grilled Cheese

Check out this great recipe by blogger The Chunky Chef!

Salami & Pickle Grilled Cheese

“Plain grilled cheese takes a back seat to this Salami and Pickle Grilled Cheese.  It’s everything you love about the classic salami, cream cheese and pickle appetizer, but all wrapped up in a fantastically buttery grilled cheese sandwich!”

16. Sunrise Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Sunrise Breakfast Grilled Cheese

This recipe, adapted from, would be perfect for an Easter brunch! This sandwich includes French toast-style bread filled with ingredients like cream cheese, bacon, and a fried egg – all of your favorite breakfast items in one dish.

17. Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Ham and Cheese

Use up your leftover Easter ham by preparing this sandwich filled with gruyere cheese, thick-sliced ham, and honey mustard! For a fun pairing – enjoy with a bowl of baked potato soup!

18. Gruyere, Apple, and Fig Jam Panini

Gruyere, Apple, Fig Jam Panini

This fruity grilled cheese uses Martin’s 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread, fig jam, gruyere cheese, and apple slices all melted together using a panini press or grill pan.

19. White Pizza Grilled Cheese

White Pizza Grilled Cheese

In honor of National Garlic Day, you have to try this white pizza-style grilled cheese, from With all the classic pizza flavors like ricotta cheese, basil, garlic, mozzarella, and parmesan, it sure hits the spot!

20. Strawberry, Chocolate, and Brie Grilled Cheese

Strawberry, Chocolate, & Brie Grilled Cheese

What’s more delicious than chocolate-covered strawberries (apart from grilled cheese, of course)? Try this sweet treat made with balsamic-roasted strawberries, dark chocolate, and tangy brie cheese!

21. Big Tex Grilled Cheese

Big Tex Grilled Cheese

Everything’s bigger in Texas! This double-decker sandwich filled with smoked brisket, barbecue sauce, bacon, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, pickled jalapenos, avocado, and a heaping helping of mac and cheese is certainly the mouthful!

22. Caprese Grilled Cheese

You’ll love this fresh, mouthwatering sandwich on Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread from blogger Self Proclaimed Foodie!

Caprese Grilled Cheese

“I can’t think of a better lunch than this Caprese Grilled Cheese made with crisp bacon, soft mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and super soft bread!”

23. Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bacon Grilled Cheese

With just a subtle twist on the classic sandwich, even grilled cheese purists should be able to appreciation the addition of a few perfectly crispy strips of smoked bacon.

24. Peach, Brie, & Basil Panini

Peach, Brie, Basil Panini

This sweet, springy treat is a perfect way to celebrate the season with a nice picnic or packed lunch! The fresh flavors of peach and basil pair together perfectly with some creamy brie on Martin’s 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread.

25. Grilled Cheese Pull-Aparts

grilled cheese pull-aparts

Try this fun idea from The Creamline blog: take a whole sheet of Martin’s Party Potato Rolls, slice it in half, then build your grilled cheese with classic American cheese and optional toppings like pickles or tomatoes. Using the cut side of the rolls as the “outside,” grill like you would any other sandwich. When finished, you can pull apart along the separations in the rolls for mini sandwiches!

26. BBQ and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

BBQ and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

The heavenly combination of caramelized onions, barbecue sauce, and sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheeses makes for one incredible sandwich!

27. Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

spinach artichoke grilled cheese

Take advantage of the season’s fresh veggies by incorporating ingredients like spinach and artichoke into your daily meal. Check out our Homegrown Resource Page for home gardening tips and more fresh recipes!

28. Brisket Grilled Cheese

Brisket Grilled Cheese

Get ready for grilling season with this brisket grilled cheese—barbecue beef brisket, cheddar cheese, and Monterey jack cheese, on Martin’s Potato Bread!

29. Waffle Grilled Cheese

Waffle Grilled Cheese

Turn your standard grilled cheese into a masterpiece by grilling it in a waffle maker for that artsy checkerboard design! Get creative by adding your favorite types of cheese or any extra toppings you’d like.

30. Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese

Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese

This Tex-Mex style meal turns your traditional fajita into a cheesy grilled sandwich. It’s stuffed with grilled chicken, peppers, onions, and melted cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses.



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