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5 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Combos You Never Thought Of

Grilled cheese has been trending basically since its invention, and for good reason: It’s freakin’ delicious. And although there are lots of types of cheese out there that are wonderful in this sandwich, there’s something about the American variety that’s just so classic; it melts beautifully, with a golden hue that’s tough to beat. It’s the best of our childhood memories on a plate.

And that’s just the starting point. Tons of unexpected partners play well with melty grilled cheese. Consider freshly crisped bacon (never hurt anyone), spicy jalapeños (yes!), or grilled chicken (for the especially famished). When a food has the ability to round the edges of a rough day—and like none other, grilled cheese can—we’re talking magical stuff. Here are a few of the outside-the-box combos we like best:   

Jalapeño Popper Melt

5 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Combos You Never Thought Of

Fiery jalapeños and KRAFT Singles is right on the edge of genius. Add spicy pepper jack and bread the whole thing in pretzel dust, and you’re basically in prize-winning territory.

Grilled Cheese Margherita

imageMozz, American cheese, basil, tomato, all stacked on sourdough, basted with butter, and griddled? That’s one happy marriage of the Old World and the new.

Bacon Mushroom Melt


Bacon and mushrooms when mingled together have a fairly unbeatable umami boom going for them. Add crisp, peppery arugula and hearty multi-grain bread for freshness and texture. 

Grilled Chicken Patty Melt


Here’s one to make in the heart of summer, when gardeners can’t giveaway zucchini and squash: Layer chicken breasts with arugula, KRAFT Singles, asparagus, and summer squash on bread, grill, and enjoy the alternative to the always-on-the-picnic-table burgers this time of year.  

Pulled Pork and Red Onion Melt


Pulled pork + KRAFT Singles = two great tastes we can get behind. Bright, thinly sliced red onions add a tangy note to this soon-to-be-classic addition to your grilled cheese-ing routine.