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10 amazing grilled cheese sandwiches


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Since I have been becoming more cheese savvy thanks to Cracker Barrel Cheese and my latest food tour of Chicago it’s no surprise that I want to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day. Yes, even cheese has a holiday. In fact, some people consider the entire month of April national grilled cheese month, but let’s not get carried away.

National Grilled Cheese Day is April 12th

In honor of this holiday, I’d thought I would celebrate by making the kids some fancy grilled cheese and search for the most mouth watering grilled cheese sandwich recipes. I proudly accomplished both of these things, but one was much prettier than the other.

I am not a food blogger and I hardly cook (I won’t even pretend to be one and spare you from all the grilled cheese madness that happened in my kitchen last night), but I did manage to make both of my kids a delicious grilled cheese sandwich that got 3 1/2 thumbs up. {little critics}

Club Grilled Cheese
McKenna’s Club Grilled Cheese:  Rye Bread, Cracker Barrel Aged Sharp Cheddar, Avocado, Tomato and Bacon.

Turkey Melt Grilled Cheese

Hudson’s Turkey Melt Grilled Cheese:  Rye Bread, Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar and Turkey.

Not exactly a work of art, but If you’re a mom, chances are you can make a basic grilled cheese sandwich. It’s probably the second most popular kids sandwich, right after peanut butter and jelly. So you’ve made a million of them. A kids grilled cheese sandwich doesn’t really need any fancy ingredients, but it’s a great opportunity to sneak in some extra vegetables or protein.

When making grilled cheese for the kids I just used a simple frying pan but you can also use a Panini press, sandwich maker or flat griddle. Cheddar cheese is always the classic choice for both kids and adults but there are many flavors of cheddar which will make each sandwich taste a little different.  Cracker Barrel Cheese has many cheddar options from sharp, extra sharp, aged reserved, and Vermont sharp white cheddar.  You can even mix two cheddars for a double cheese combination or use the Cracker Barrel jalapeno or mediterranean herb to spice it up a bit.

While I was cruising Pinterest in search of a fun sandwich to make for the kids, I stumbled upon a variety of ridiculous grilled cheeses sandwiches using all kinds of different cheese. The creativity was endless and I spent way too much time looking at all this cheese melting goodness.  Soon I forgot about the kids and started gathering ones that I want to EAT.

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1. Roasted Strawberry Dark Chocolate Grilled Cheese by Smells Like Home

2. Brie and Pear Grilled Cheese from B’s in the Kitchen 

3. Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese from A Couple Cooks

4. Caprese Grilled Cheese from Cooking Classy

5. White Pizza Grilled Cheese by Kitchen Treaty

6. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese from Beantown Baker

7. Brussel Sprouts Grilled Cheese from How Sweet it Is

8. Mexican Grilled Cheese from Kitchen Meets Girl

9. Wine and Grilled Cheese from B’s in the Kitchen

10. Carmel Apple Grilled Cheese  by How Sweet It Is

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I am AMAZED by all these food bloggers and give props to their grilled cheese creations. I hope this inspires you to make some creative grilled cheese sandwiches this week.

Disclosure:  I am working as a brand ambassador for Cracker Barrel Cheese.  This is a series of sponsored content.  All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own. I share this with you because I love this cheese and tried every single one of them!  I also love sharing the best resources for moms which is why I wanted to include these incredible food bloggers.

Meet the Author | Andrea Fellman


Andrea Fellman is a Mom who hasn't lost her style to motherhood. Andrea is the owner and editor-in-chief of Savvy Sassy Moms. She also contributes weekly to BabyCenter's Blog, a Los Angeles iVoice for ivillage.com, has run the social media and blog for the children's retailer the Right Start, and is now living in Costa Rica. Connect with me on Google+

6 Comments
  • Bob
    April 9, 2013

    Thanks for the feature Andrea!

  • April 10, 2013

    Just wanted to drop in and say thanks for featuring my strawberry-chocolate-brie grilled cheese! So cool to see it here!!

  • April 10, 2013

    Tara – You bet! Thanks for letting me share your sandwich with my readers! It looks incredible ;) I may really need to try making that one!

  • April 10, 2013

    B – All of you’re grilled cheese sandwiches you have been featuring this month are To Die FOR!

  • April 11, 2013

    Thanks so much for featuring my grilled cheese! What a mouthwatering list.

  • April 12, 2013

    These recipes all look amazing!!

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