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15 Grilled Cheese Recipes for Grown-Ups!

Grilled cheese is one of my favorite kid-friendly, super fast dinners, but grilled cheese can also be a fantastic base for all kinds of grown-up flavors. I love playing with sweet and savory combinations or layering herbs and other flavors.

For your next date night, get creative with your grilled cheese and fire up one of these sophisticated, creative, grilled cheese recipes!

  • Grilled Cheese for Grown-Ups! 1 of 16
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    15 amazing ways to add grown-up flavors to a classic grilled cheese.

  • Pesto Grilled Cheese 2 of 16
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    Add nutty, herb-infused flavor to your sandwich with this simple recipe for pesto grilled cheese.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooke McLay 

  • Grilled Cheese with Peach Bruschetta 3 of 16
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    Add loads of flavor to your grilled cheese with a herbaceous, fruity peach bruschetta.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Croque Monsieur 4 of 16
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    Our take on the classic French sandwich features great ham and melty Gruyere cheese, with the added compliment of buttery spinach. Dip it all in a quick egg bath and fry it up and you'll feel just like you're in lovely Paris.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Prosciutto Grilled Cheese with Manchego and Fig Jam 5 of 16
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    Play up an incredible salty sweet flavor combination with this rich and tasty prosciutto grilled cheese.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Nicole Presley 

  • Grilled Cheese with Smoked Mozzarella and Roasted Tomatoes 6 of 16
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    Go for modern grilled cheese flavor with smoked mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, and arugula.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Macki West 

  • Sharp Cheddar and Pear Grilled Cheese 7 of 16
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    Bright pears bring a distinct liveliness to grilled cheese that contrasts wonderfully with sharp cheddar.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Panini with Prosciutto, Roasted Pepper and Basil Pesto 8 of 16
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    Paninis are the original grown-up grilled cheese, and this one goes big on flavor with prosciutto, roasted red peppers, and herbaceous basil pesto.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Grilled Cheese with Apple and Sage 9 of 16
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    Fresh sage brings huge flavor to this fall-inspired grilled cheese with crisp apples and sharp cheddar.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Grilled Cheese Kabobs 10 of 16
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    Who needs bread? Try these delicious deconstructed grilled cheese kabobs for a delicious snack.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Caroline Champion 

  • Havarti Dill Grilled Cheese 11 of 16
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    Though often rich and buttery, grilled cheese can also be a great way to play up lighter flavor combinations. This light and lively Havarti, dill, and cucumber sandwich on rye bread presents a winning combination of lighter flavors.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Macki West 

  • Italian-Style Grilled Cheese 12 of 16
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    A panino-style sandwich is the perfect way to make a grown-up grilled cheese. This one features scrumptious prosciutto, plus a rich, and fresh mozzarella.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Paula Jones 

  • Grilled Cheese with Jalapenos 13 of 16
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    Spice things way up with fresh jalapenos and red onions!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Aggie Goodman 

  • Gruyere and Pear Grilled Cheese 14 of 16
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    Get sophisticated with this incredibly flavorful grilled cheese with Gruyere and pear.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jaime Richardson 

  • Skinny Grilled Cheese 15 of 16
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    Get all the gooey, melty flavor of a great grilled cheese with less guilt when you try this skinny take grilled cheese.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kelsey Banfield 

  • Portabello Mushroom and Basil Pesto Panini 16 of 16
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    Portobellos add loads of meaty flavor to this basil pesto panini sandwich recipe.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan

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