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Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

1 review

Rich and creamy pimiento cheese is a southern favorite. It makes this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich shine, especially when sweet hot pepper jelly is added. —Amy Freeze, Avon Park, Florida

Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Oven-Dried Tomato Sandwich

2 reviews

Take your grilled cheese sandwich to a place it's never been before with crispy bacon and tangy tomatoes and five—yes,...


Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Date-Bacon Jam

1 review

This sandwich doubles up on melty cheese, but the star of the show is the sweet and salty date-bacon jam....


Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

2 reviews

My family combined two of our favorite things: pulled pork and grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe is super fast and...


Grilled Prosciutto-Cheddar Sandwiches with Onion Jam

1 review

April is National Grilled Cheese Month, honoring the gooey greatness of toasted bread and melted cheese. The modern version may...

Ham & Swiss Melts

1 review

Who knew that the humble pickle could add so much pep to a grilled ham and cheese? Splitting the baguette...


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Ham ‘n’ Cheese Melts

1 review

These one-of-a-kind sandwiches are a new twist on traditional ham and cheese sandwiches without a lot of extra work. Prepared...

Apple-Ham Grilled Cheese

2 reviews

Meet the Cook: After finding this recipe years ago, I altered it to fit our tastes by adding the apples....


Croque-Madame

1 review

My son and I love having a croque-madame (a fried egg atop our grilled ham and cheese) for lunch. If...


Grilled Ham ‘n’ Jack Cheese

2 reviews

Hefty Grilled Ham ‘n’ Jack Cheese sandwiches from Jayne Ward in Eldon, Missouri are "fast, filling and nice enough to...


Ham & Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

9 reviews

This recipe comes from a restaurant dish I loved and tried to duplicate at home. The combination of flavors is...

Chicken Bagel Melts

1 review

Our taste testers loved these scrumptious sandwiches from Shannon Brown, who created the melts to use up leftover chicken. “Deli...


Ham and Brie Melts

6 reviews

Melty cheese, ham and apricot preserves offer a special change of pace from the classic grilled cheese. These quick, crispy...


Grilled Cheese & Prosciutto

2 reviews

Using a bread other than the expected white loaf is key to these crowd-pleasers. Thankfully, my local market in mid-Missouri...


Grilled Pesto, Ham and Provolone Sandwiches

2 reviews

These Italian-style sandwiches are loaded with zesty flavors. To lighten them a little, use fat-free mayo. We serve them with...


Ultimate Panini for Two

Here's a great option for a hearty lunch or dinner. “Sometimes I crave caramelized onions. I wanted to pair them...

Prosciutto Provolone Panini

4 reviews

During the busy holiday season, I like to make this "uptown" take on grilled cheese sandwiches for a quick lunch...


Turkey, Bacon & Feta Paninis

No more boring turkey sandwiches! These flavorful paninis are the perfect way to use up leftover cranberry sauce and turkey....


Cuban Panini

3 reviews

Out of all the panini recipes I make, this is my favorite. The Cuban sandwich is a twist on the...


Bacon-Topped Grilled Cheese

9 reviews

This robust revision of an all-American lunch classic gets heartiness from bacon and extra flavor from onion, sour cream and...


Grilled Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwiches

13 reviews

Basic, yet packed with flavor, this sandwich gets a kick from zesty cheese and savory bacon. It's a great meal...