Fancy, But Easy Grilled Cheese

January 01, 2015
Please, bear with me: this is like my love letter to cheese. Grilled cheese sandwiches are by far one of my favorite “vehicles” for enjoying cheese, plus they’re perfect for when you’re craving something simple after a crazy week. There are just so many ways to spice up this old standby – you can do it with things you already have in your kitchen. In fact, you could even make a grilled cheese for breakfast...or dessert...or a midnight snack…

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Fancy, But Easy Grilled Cheese
Ever since I invested in a waffle iron, I’ve been dreaming up ways to use it more and more. In my latest research, I discovered that I can use it as a sandwich press—aka a perfect quick and easy way to make a grilled cheese, especially during hectic mornings. Full Recipe
Fancy, But Easy Grilled Cheese

Dessert Grilled Cheese

Fancy, But Easy Grilled Cheese
Like I said, grilled cheese is perfect for any time of day, even dessert! This version features a few sweeter ingredients that play nicely with tart, crunchy apples. Full Recipe
Fancy, But Easy Grilled Cheese

Garlic Toast + Brie Grilled Cheese

Fancy, But Easy Grilled Cheese
This fancy grilled cheese is really just the simplest twist on an old favorite, plus it involves one of my favorite tricks in the kitchen! (See below!) Full Recipe
Photography by Jason Mai
Joanna Hawley