3 Twists on the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Published by Deanna Yates on

One of my favorite things about cold weather is eating tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. There is just something about the combination that I find irresistible. However, as I have gotten older I enjoy experimenting with with new flavors that extend beyond the traditional processed American cheese slices on Wonder bread.
tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
Here are a few fun takes on the traditional grilled cheese I’ve tried recently.
1. Caprese
You can never go wrong with tomato, mozzarella, and basil. Not an extremely clever twist, but it sure is fantastic. For a little unique spin, I recommend adding balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top. Yum!

caprese grilled cheese sandwich

I used french bread, sliced in about 1/2 slices, thinly sliced mozzarella, roma tomatoes, and shredded basil.

grilled caprese sandwiches

Each side of the sandwich was brushed with olive oil and grilled for approximately 3 minutes on each side.

grilled caprese sandwich

They turned out great and didn’t last long.

caprese grilled cheese sandwich

2. Avocado, cheese, and salsa
This was a surprisingly good combination! Avocado was smashed and spread on one piece of bread, peach and pineapple salsa was spread on the other piece and a slice of colby jack cheese was put in the middle to seal it all together.

Each side was coated with non-stick cooking spray and grilled to perfection!

Each side was coated with non-stick cooking spray and grilled to perfection!
avocado grilled cheese sandwich
3. Cream cheese wontons with avocado & salsa
One night with a Spanish-themed dinner, I threw together these little puppies. Sorry for the not-so-great photos taken with my iPhone, but you get the idea. I also did not capture the finished product because I forgot and they were too yummy to last long.
avocado, cream cheese, and salsa wontons
On one wonton wrapper I put about a half tablespoon of cream cheese, topped it with a small scoop of avocado and about a teaspoon of chipolte salsa.
avocado wonton The salsa gave it just enough smoky flavor and complemented the creaminess of the cheese and avocado well. They were pan fried for a few minutes on each side and served warm.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my 3 twists on grilled cheese sandwiches. What are some of your favorite combinations that I should try?

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5 Comments

tracyann · June 4, 2012 at 5:17 am

I love cheese because it is rich in calcium and iron. The food you have shared is mouth-watering and delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

Nikki · March 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

I am a huge grilled cheese fan! These looks awesome – Can't wait to try #2!

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

    It's super yummy! I mean, how can you go wrong with avocado and melted cheese?!?

@meglersweeney · March 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

Delicious!! My favorite food is pretty much cheese and anything to do with it.

    Deanna · March 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

    🙂 And thanks for providing the opening photo! Lunch that day was fun.

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