Book Review: “150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches”

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150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

By Alison Lewis
224 Pages (Paperback)
Date Published: August 2, 2012

Creative, inventive recipes for America’s top comfort food — more than 2 billion grilled cheese sandwiches are eaten each year!

The classic grilled cheese sandwich is now one of the biggest trends in cooking and enjoying an incredible resurgence in popularity. Top bloggers, NPR, and ABC are reporting that grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the top food trends to watch out for — many have even said “grilled cheese is the new burger.”

These recipes are fabulous: they begin with the comfort food feel of the grilled cheese which we all love and then make them incredibly versatile — they’re uptown, downtown, simple, gourmet, seasonal. And the recipes aren’t limited to just lunch or dinner. There are recipes for snacks, appetizers and even desserts. Perfect for the home cook who wants tasty, healthy, economical meals featuring fresh ingredients.

There’s a sandwich for every occasion and most are really family-friendly:

  • Breakfast/Brunch recipes such as Stuffed Nutella French Toast, Grilled Smoked Salmon
  • Appetizers such as Caprese Panini, Grilled Cheese Bruschetta
  • Lightened-Up and Healthy fresh ingredients, lighter cheeses and healthy breads including gluten-free to create “lightened-up” grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Meatless filled with favorite vegetables, herbs and cheese
  • “Beef” up your favorite grilled cheese
  • Bacon, ham, pork and prosciutto recreate the classic grilled cheese
  • New and creative ways to use chicken and turkey
  • Seafood: Grilled Salmon and Gruyere, and Shrimp Avocado Grilled Cheese
  • Condiments from aiolis to Mango Chutney
  • Desserts: Chocolate, fruits and cheese create decadent dessert sandwiches

Best of all, grilled cheese sandwiches are so simple they’re also perfect for college students, beginner cooks and even for kids who want to help in the kitchen. So whether you like to enjoy your sandwich with soup in the winter or with seasonal summer produce, these classic and new recipes fit the bill.

Okay so my family loves grilled cheese sandwiches but honestly I have never made one other than two pieces of American cheese and some bread.  This book has totally opened my eyes to experiment with grilled cheese and try out some new meal ideas!  As the title of the book reads, there are 150 grilled cheese recipes in the book, and they are not just lunch sandwiches anymore.  The book even has a bunch of condiment recipes in the back.  All the recipes feature cheese and bread, with meats, fruits, and condiments.  All the recipes sound amazing and are honestly so much funner than the boring grilled cheese recipes we are used to.  Each recipe tells you how many it serves and some feature tips.  While they don’t have pictures with each recipe (which I prefer), there are a bunch of pictures in the center of the book referencing different recipes.  There are tons of great and easy recipes in throughout the book to serve grilled cheese any time of day!

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  1. Stephanie from CT says:

    with tomatoe soup!

  2. Buddy Garrett says:

    I like grilled cheese with turkey slices and mayo.

  3. With a little oregano sprinkled in the middle!

  4. I like it with cheddar!

  5. I like it with extra sharp cheddar or a spicy cheddar.

  6. Any cheese just lots of it. With ham.

  7. Sarah Harding says:

    I like grilled cheese with a slice of ham and merical whip

  8. Candace Butler says:

    Warm and gooey :-) I love cheese and my husband is a grilled cheese fanatic! I can not keep bread in the house when he is home for the day!

  9. barbara wright says:

    I like Velveeta Cheese in grilled cheese

  10. I like mine with provolone and fried peppers.

  11. rebeka deleon says:

    i like dipping my grilled cheese in ketchup

  12. Tanya White says:

    I like my grilled cheese with dill pickle and turkey bacon.

  13. amy delong says:

    lots of cheese and bacon
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Grilled Colby Jack with Green Pepper and Tomato!

  15. I love grilled cheese served with tomato soup on the side.

  16. I fry them in the griddle until the cheese is melted and the bread is lightly toasted.

  17. Kari Flores says:

    I like my grilled cheese a little burnt!

  18. Charlene Shaver says:

    I like my grilled cheese with mozzarella cheese on Italian bread :)

  19. With brie cheese, green apples and tomato!

  20. I love tuna and tomato in mine

  21. Aubrey Power says:

    I love my grilled cheese with mozzarella and peperoni on the inside with some cheddar crisped to the outside.

  22. Grilled ham and Swiss cheese with mustard and mayonnaise .

  23. I like my grilled cheese with sharp cheddar, Swiss cheese and tomatoes.

  24. cynthia mahoney says:

    with tomato

  25. Tracy Allen says:

    With pickles and mayo!

  26. kathy pease says:

    I love mine with vermont sharp cheddar cheese toasted golden brown

  27. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I like them with bacon!

  28. I love my grilled cheese with bacon and tomoto’s.

  29. Dawn Reid says:

    With tomato and avocado
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  30. Ed Nemmers says:

    I like my grilled cheese served with a side of Hugh Jackman!

  31. kimberly helton says:

    mozzerella and jalapeno

  32. Kat Emerick says:

    I like mine with slice ham in it.

  33. i put onions in mine

  34. Michelle W says:

    I put tomato slices in my grilled cheese and I burn it, so good

  35. Provolone on rye

  36. With super sharp white cheddar please!

  37. I like just cheese with a cup of chicken noodle soup

  38. Sara Wood says:

    I like mine with a slice of tomato

  39. shaved cooked ham and onions cooked in a little butter, put onto the cheese add cheese on top and grill like a grilled cheese sndwich….

  40. just bread and cheese! nothing fancy

  41. Checked this out at the library last year for my daughter – loved it. Would love to win a copy and give to her. her fave is smoked gouda with cheddar cheese!

  42. Kara Jeremias says:

    Crisp, buttery and cheesey.

  43. I like my grilled cheese with mozzarella, fresh basil, and tomato.

  44. I like it with ham.

  45. Tracy Pryor says:

    I like grilled cheese with provolone cheese and ketchup

  46. Paula Tavernie says:

    I like grilled cheese with ham!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  47. Belinda Shaw says:

    I just like grilled cheese with a pickle.

  48. Virginia Rowell says:

    I love ham and cheddar grilled cheese.

  49. Catl Cederlund says:

    Cheese is good.

  50. sounds yummy to me.

  51. Diane Hamel says:

    nice prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Jemima Puddleduck says:

    With multiple layers, lots of butter, and extra cheese

  53. On sourdough. Thanks for the giveaway.

  54. Miz Vickik says:

    extra cheesy with Italian seasoning!

  55. Les Johnson says:

    I like a basic grill cheese, but I dip it in Heinz 57 sauce :)

  56. I like my grilled cheese with pickles

  57. My mom used to make grilled cheese sammies in a cast iron skillet on the stove. She’d butter Wonder bread and slather on three pieces of quality American cheese. Then, she had this technique where she would cover the sandwich with a heavy pan to smash it down. This melted the cheese perfectly! Flip over and repeat. Then, eat as is or add a slice of salted and peppered tomato adn some Hellmann’s mayo. Yummy either way.

  58. Open face under the broiler with bacon (has to be Velveeta)

  59. I like my grilled cheese sandwich with American cheese and Jersey Tomatoes, I’m from Jersey, yummmy with tomato soup made with mild:)

  60. This is soooooo comfort food!!! yummm I would so follow all of these recipes, yummy:)

  61. My favorite is with tomato soup.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. nannypanpan says:

    with tomatoes

  63. Julie Jones says:

    I am incredibly shocked that there are so many ways to make grilled cheese. I’m seriously missing out. The best I do to dress up my grilled cheese is throw a tomato on it.

  64. Annmarie W. says:

    I love a nice American grilled cheese with a slice of ham (or bacon) and tomato on it!

  65. I love grilled cheese anyway! Yum!

  66. Debbie Welchert says:

    Velveeta cheese and tomatoes

  67. crissi mcveay says:

    Wheat Bread, Cheese and Ham. Yummmm!

  68. michelle warner says:

    i love my grilled cheese with extra cheese and real crispy

  69. i like it with ham and mayo

  70. with cheese and bacon and some tomato soup to dip it in

  71. Debby Chandler says:

    I like my grilled cheese on sour dough bread with grilled onions and mushrooms.

  72. I like to add shredded cheese to the outside of the bread, then flip (make sure the pan is well buttered).

  73. carol gentry says:

    I love them with ham on them and served with chips.

  74. Crystal locklear says:

    Love it

  75. I need this, grilled cheese is a MUST HAVE every friday night

  76. I like a grilled cheese with provolone cheese.

  77. Kristy Miller says:

    Honey ham and cheese. Thanks for the giveaway

  78. Wanda McHenry says:

    I vary my grilled cheese sandwiches. Sometimes just sharp or real american plain or with tomatoes, sometimes Brie or Camembert on raisin bread, sometimes open-faced with tomatoes and bacon and sometimes mixed cheeses.

  79. the old-fashion way – just cheese
    my son absolutely loves grilled cheese sanwish ;)

  80. Grilled Cheese and Tuna is a favorite on the kids

  81. I like my grilled cheese with bacon and avocado!

  82. Do we comment to enter contest?
    I like ham and cheese grilled with croissant bread and mustard.

  83. Use real cheese!!!!

  84. I like grilled cheese with tomato and avocado!

  85. Patti Hess says:

    cheese…sometimes ham, sometime tomato

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  86. i love a grilled turkey/cheese sandwich

  87. Christine says:

    grilled cheese and apple

  88. with lots of butter and cheese

  89. Melissa Zimmerman says:

    I usually put 3 types of cheese

  90. I like a traditional grilled cheese, although I do use miracle whip instead of butter on the outside.

  91. I like grilled cheese with white american cheese

  92. Chrystal D says:

    I like mine with ham & sliced apples! If I don’t win this I’m definitely going to buy it!

  93. Charlene S says:

    I like them with Cheddar or American cheese.

  94. I like mine with a variety of cheese and extra crunchy so I toast the bread first in the toaster!

  95. Kim Burnett says:

    just cheese

  96. I love grilled cheese and ham!

  97. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I like to add salami to mine

  98. carla aldrich says:

    I toast my bread in the toaster, then use 2 slices of american cheese between the toast and stick all in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Less calories and still the grilled/toasted flavor!

  99. Sandy Cain says:

    OMG, I love grilled cheese ANY way – with swiss, or cheddar, or gruyere – or with tomato, or bacon – never met a grilled cheese I didn’t like!!!

  100. Jessica Lewis says:

    I love my sandwich with american cheese and white chocolate! DELICIOUS!!

  101. I love grilled cheese with a little bit of ham or bacon in it

  102. kelly nicholson says:

    Leave a blog post comment on how you like your grilled cheese!

    ham,cheese,butter bread grilled slow..emmmmmm!

  103. sharon cowles says:

    Bacon and Montery jack grilled sandwich.. or pepper jack just for a little kick…and in the summer I love grilled tomato and american cheese

  104. I love grilled cheese and apple sandwiches.

  105. Heather Bridson says:

    I love grilled cheese with tomatoes

  106. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I like my grilled cheese with American, bacon & tomato.

  107. I like it pan fried on sourdough bread with fake cheese because I’m lactose intolerant LOL

  108. I love a crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside grilled cheese!

  109. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I like mine with bacon and tomato!

  110. Starletta Schipp says:

    I really enjoy mine with tomato and pickle

  111. Betty Jenks says:

    We love anything cheese. This would be great to win because we live in the best cheese state.

  112. Deneen K Berry says:

    Love those Sweeps

  113. Tari Lawson says:

    I like grilled cheese (american cheese) with salami on wheat bread.

  114. I like it with sharp cheddar, provolone, fresh basil, a thinly sliced tomato.

  115. I like grilled swiss cheese on rye with tomato and bacon.

  116. Carrie Phelps says:

    I like grilled cheddar with fried onions & mustard.

  117. Mark Gosnell says:

    Really neat giveaway.-

  118. renee walters says:

    I love it with bacon & tomato! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!

  119. I absolutely adore experimenting with grilled cheeses. I am so pumped to find this book!!!

  120. I love 2 pieces of american cheese and I put 1 piece of bologny in the middle.Then slap it on 2 peices of bread with some country crock on the bread. I like mine alittle crunchy but not burnt. I also LOVE the grilled cheese’s at Jack-in-the-Box.They are delish. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

  121. Holly Trudeau says:

    I love it with bacon & tomato!

  122. Aimee Correa says:

    I like my grilled cheese with white bread only…that is only requirement besides no blue cheese which I dont even know if someone would put on one. Obviously I need new grilled cheese recipes :)

  123. I love little (almost shredded but not quite) pieces of chicken in with my grilled cheese! I love it to be buttery, creamy, and with a light crunchy outside!

  124. Becky VanGinkel says:

    I like grilled cheese with black olives!

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

  125. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like mine with just cheddar cheese. And wow, that cover pic looks amazing! lol

  126. Julie Wood says:

    I love cheese sandwiches and this book looks like it is great with the different cheese recipes that are in it. I like to try the meat and cheese grilled sandwiches! Great giveaway!

  127. just cheese – sometimes add pepperoni

  128. nikki krutz says:

    i love grilled cheese sandwiches! i usually put a slice of american cheese and a slice of swiss cheese, then i dip it in tomato soup :)

  129. Maria Delgado says:

    I am obsessed with grilled cheese! I like sour dough bread with cheddar, swiss and a bit of manchego.

  130. Rhea Stogsdill Chladek says:

    I love the basic grilled cheese sandwich, but it is always good a blend of cheddar and pepper jack, and some bacon added!

    :) Rhea Stogsdill Chladek