Make a Gourmet Grilled Cheese

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Even if you’re not the world’s greatest cook, odds are you can make one heck of a grilled cheese sandwich. That is what’s so extraordinary about the grilled cheese sandwich: As commonplace and convenient as this food is, it counts as a crowning culinary achievement, a nearly instantaneous reflection of our tastes and whims. It really is the king of comfort food.

This is food that nourishes the body and pleases the soul: Swiss cheese and ham piled high on rye—the opposite of fancy, and the very definition of delicious.

The sandwiches listed below were created by Sprouts’ cheese expert, Vicki, and bread authority, Mark. They have just the right combination of textures and flavors, as well as the power to satisfy the most fickle cravings. This list is for all the other cooks (and non-cooks) out there who are looking for new ways to put a little love between two slices of bread.

Instructions:

To assemble, spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place one slice of bread, buttered side down, on work surface. Add cheese and desired ingredients. Top with remaining bread slice, buttered side up. Heat skillet over medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Put sandwich into pan and cook 3–4 minutes, until underside is golden brown. Flip sandwich, pressing firmly with spatula to flatten slightly. Slice, serve and enjoy!

Grilled Cheese sandwhich

Hand-Cut Four-Year Sharp and Green Apples on Sprouts Country White

Aged cheddar is paired with the timeless complement of green apples for a tart, satisfying snack.

Hand-Cut Fontina, Dalmatia Fig Spread on Sprouts Raisin Cinnamon Whole Wheat

Snag the sweet bread from our bakery, the cheese and fig spread (in a jar) from the deli, and thank us later.

Goat Cheese and Dalmatia Fig Spread on Sprouts San Francisco Style Sourdough

This decadent sandwich with subtle flavors and the tang of sourdough might just end up being your go-to grilled cheese for rainy nights.

Ham and Jarlsberg on Sprouts Marble Rye

A classic ham and Swiss is all the more delightful served on marble rye and griddled until the sandwich oozes.

Olive Tapenade and Hand-Sliced Swiss Emmental on Sprouts Spelt

For a mini Mediterranean escape, pick up the tapenade from our olive bar and the hand-sliced Swiss from our deli. Layer between two slices of our nutritious spelt bread and enjoy.

Grilled Zucchini, Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato on Sprouts 9-Grain

The bacon and tomato are the classic add-ons. Nine-grain bread lends a heartier bite.

Tomato and Brie on Sprouts French Demi Loaf

Choosing the appropriate bread is one of the most important things you can do for a grilled cheese. For this traditional favorite, we chose wisely and went with a freshly baked French demi loaf.

Bartlett Pears and Jarlsberg on Sprouts Multi Grain with Omega-3

When it comes to combining fruit and cheese, cheddar and apples is a classic combo. We switched things up a bit by using crisp, seasonal pears and sweet Jarlsberg.

Cheddar and Bacon on Sprouts Harvest White

This is a buttery toasty grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with crispy bacon and melted cheddar cheese. Why did we choose white bread? Because you don’t mess with perfection.