If I had to classify the grilled cheese sandwich, I think I’d put it in the category of “comfort food.” There’s something about warm, freshly made grilled cheese that just puts me in a good mood. I’ve always loved cheese, and a grilled cheese sandwich is so easy to make. But you know what? Sometimes a traditional grilled cheese just doesn’t cut it. For those of you with more “refined” palettes, here are some totally non-boring twists on the classic grilled cheese sandwich. If these don’t get your mouth watering, I’m not sure what will!

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1. Bacon Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese

You had me at bacon. The pickle I’m not so sure about. Don’t get me wrong, I like dill pickles on occasion, but with bacon? I’d be willing to give this a try just because I’m pretty sure any variation of grilled cheese would be yummy. Do you like the pickle and bacon combo? If so, this sandwich is probably going to become your new favorite.

Learn how to make this over at Spend With Pennies.


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2. Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Mmm…this is more my style. Even though I’ve never really thought that Gouda was very good-a, I bet it tastes great with apple. You can go with regular cheese or smoked, and this is basically made the same way as a standard grilled cheese sandwich is. It’s simple to make and simply delish.

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3. Pizza Grilled Cheese

I mean, if you combine two of the greatest foods ever, what could possibly be not to love? With typical pizza ingredients made into a sandwich, this is pure perfection. When you want to try your hand at something homemade, but doing an entire pizza from scratch seems like too much work, this is a great alternative that even the kids will love!

Get the ingredients and instructions for making this over at Delish.

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4. Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese

You had me at bacon…again. And this grilled cheese is made with avocado, so the guilt factor isn’t as high because that’s a healthy ingredient. With colby jack cheese melted into the avocado and bacon, you get a flavorful, crispy sandwich that only takes minutes to make.

Head over to Kevin & Amanda for the cooking directions, and check out other recipes while you’re there.

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5. Taco Grilled Cheese

Next time you’re in the mood for a taco, try this version. This is literally like making a taco in the form of a sandwich, so you still get your Mexican food fix. And of course, it’s a fun way to try grilled cheese! The kids would no doubt love this too, and you can top each sandwich with fixins as you choose.

The Girl Who Ate Everything has the directions for making this, along with tons of other recipes.

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6. Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese

Ok, blackberry and bacon is another flavor combo that I must question. I’ve never tried the two together, but it must be a killer team. Throw some jalapenos and Swiss cheese into the mix, and holy moly! This is fruity, this is gooey and it’s got a little kick. It’s like my children, in sandwich form!

Find more creative recipes by visiting Lemon Tree Dwelling.

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7. Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese for breakfast? Um, ok! But seriously, it’s just like having an omelet. Or a breakfast burrito. Or a piece of toast loaded with breakfast ingredients. You’ve got your eggs, you’ve got your sausage and you’ve got your cheese. What more do you need? Oh, right. An appetite and a big mouth to stuff that deliciousness into.

Get the full list of ingredients and instructions from Damn Delicious.

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8. BBQ Chicken Pineapple Grilled Cheese

O.M.G. talk about flavor overload! This Hawaiian inspired grilled cheese sandwich sounds divine. I love pineapple and I’m already craving BBQ chicken. Cheddar cheese completes the recipe for an element of richness. This sandwich is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. Tropical and southern. Gooey and crispy.

Snag the recipe for this and other foods from Domestic Superhero.

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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