April is National Grilled Cheese Month. I wanted to experiment with turning some of our favorite foods into grilled cheese sandwiches. I wanted to see if I could make a simple grilled cheese sandwich into something good enough to serve to company. I made six different types of grilled cheese sandwiches.
Caprese Grilled Cheese
A grilled cheese version of one of our favorite salads. Made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Chicken Quesadilla Grilled Cheese
Grilled chicken with onions, peppers and quesadilla cheese. I put chili powder in the butter to flavor the outside of the sandwich too. We dipped it into a side of salsa. This tasted just like my favorite quesadilla at the Mexican restaurant.
Southern BBQ Grilled Cheese
Pork BBQ and mild cheddar cheese topped with pickles. Surprisingly good! This was one of our favorites! Chicken Legs has already requested this for dinner.
Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese
Chicken fingers, pizza sauce and mozzarella. I sliced chicken fingers on the bias so they laid flat on the sandwich. I spread a small amount of pizza sauce on each slice of bread and then topped it with the mozzarella and chicken fingers. I also added some garlic powder to the butter on the outside of the sandwich. We dipped the sandwiches into some extra pizza sauce. I really loved this sandwich. I am having it again tomorrow!
Bacon & Tomato Grilled Cheese
A kicked up version of the classic grilled cheese. This would be a great grilled cheese for breakfast. You can beat cheese, bacon and tomatoes. A great on the go meal!
Nutella Grilled Cheese
Finally, we had to try a dessert grilled cheese. This was really good. I mixed together nutella, cream cheese and amaretto and topped it with strawberries. I sweetened the butter with powdered sugar. Great finish to our grilled cheese fest!
I used Pepperidge Farm soft Sourdough bread for all of the sandwiches. I also put cheese on both sides of the bread to make sure the fillings stuck! This was a great experiment and I found several great new quick lunch and dinner ideas. I know that these will be making another appearance at our dinner table in the future.