National Grilled Cheese Month- What is Your Favorite Combination?

by AngelaStrand

This post was submitted by Angela Strand.

April is National Grilled Cheese Month, a wonderfully delicious reason to create your own melty sandwich creation with your family. Grilled Cheese is one of those things that everyone seems to love. I’ve met a few folks that don’t care for chocolate (crazy, right?), but I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

One of my favorite things about Grilled Cheese is that there isn’t a right or wrong way to make it. Be creative, let your kids help you assemble the sandwiches and let each person in the family put his or her own spin on the melted classic.

Today after preschool, the kids and I whipped up our own sandwiches, in honor of National Grilled Cheese month. The kids decided to go with a Ranch Grilled Cheese, which was extremely simple and oh, so delicious.

Ranch Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Pesto
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  1. Smother your bread with Pesto and then pile on the cheese. Top with ranch dressing and then grill to your perfection.
  2. My sandwich was similar to theirs, but I smothered my bread with savory Pesto. The Pesto, combined with the Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Monterey Jack Cheese was absolutely perfect.


The Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Monterey Jack Cheese

Pesto Spread

Whole Wheat Bread

I think we’ll be doing a Grilled Cheese bar for dinner soon, complete with meats, cheeses, spices and sauces. My husband would love it and so would the kids. It sounds delicious and easy, doesn’t it?

So, what would be on your ideal Grilled Cheese Sandwich?


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All of my life, being a stay at home Mom was something that I dreamed of. Now that I'm living that dream, I realize that it isn't always easy but, it's a great blessing as well! I have a 4 year old, a 2 year old and another baby on the way. When I'm not chasing my kids, you'll find me snapping hundreds of photos, writing about our daily adventures or sharing recipes that we love. I hope that through my posts you'll find recipes that your family will love and that you'll also get encouraged to not only live this mothering journey but, to also truly enjoy it! Come visit me on my Pinterest , blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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1 Jennifer Donovan April 6, 2013 at 10:18 am

I LOVE grilled cheese. In the morning, I often make a hearty grilled cheese, egg, and ham sandwich. My favorite lunch combo that a friend introduced me to is raspberry jelly on grilled cheese. It’s SO good. She had a recipe that used that, and also had some walnuts that were toasted with some green onion. Sometimes I use those and sometimes I don’t, but the raspberry jelly is really great.


2 Ana Sullivan from The Lost Apron April 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

My favorite is a grilled panini with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil. See others combinations:


3 Lauren April 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

The grilled alumni sounds good! I also like grilled cheese with pesto.


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