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Grilled Cheese Made Even Greater

Kids love an ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich as a homemade lunch that satisfies. Cold sandwiches are the usual go-to, but it doesn’t take long to fry up a grilled cheese sandwich on a weekend afternoon.

Plain is perfect, but when you want to get creative, you can take your grilled cheese up a notch with tasty tweaks. Your extra touches will make the meal even more mouthwatering, and the kids won’t leave a crumb behind.

These recipe modifications are quick and easy, almost as simple as a PB & J. Serve with a hot cup of tomato soup and some chips or raw veggies and dip, and lunch is ready in no time!

Note: All sandwiches are made the same way – butter the bread on both sides, stack 2 slices of cheese (and additional ingredients) in between, and fry on a low-medium temperature pan until golden brown and heated throughout. Choose whatever type of bread and cheese your kid loves or go with the recommendations below.

Grilled Cheese Taken Up a Notch

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  • Swiss cheese on cinnamon raisin bread with a drizzle of honey
  • Cheddar with sliced tomato on rye bread with grainy mustard
  • Mozzarella with marinated red peppers and sliced mushrooms on Italian bread
  • Pepper Jack and mashed black beans on white bread with a dash of hot sauce
  • Brie with sliced apples on whole wheat bread with a drizzle of agave syrup
  • Muenster cheese with baby spinach on potato bread
  • American cheese with tuna salad on white bread (tuna melt variation)
  • Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Romano cheeses on Italian bread
  • Blue cheese with dried apricot on pumpernickel bread with Dijon mustard
  • Feta cheese with chopped olives on pita bread
  • Cream cheese with jelly on white bread

Mix and match or come up with your very own creations. You can’t go wrong with grilled cheese, so let your imagination run wild. The kids can think up some ideas too. Let them help out in the kitchen.

You can eat any of these sandwiches uncooked too, but the warm and toasty bread is always extra appealing. Enjoy!

What’s your child’s favorite way to eat grilled cheese?

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By: Melissa A. Kay





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