Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? It was one of the first things I taught my daughter to cook on the stove. Although grill cheese sandwiches are delicious plain, there are so many ways you can jazz them up.
1. Use mayonnaise instead of butter: When I was younger I had a friend who always cooked her grilled cheese by spreading mayonnaise over the bread slices instead of butter. I found that this method adds flavor, but does an even better job of keeping the grill cheese from sticking to the pan.
2. Add meat: I love breaking up two slices of crispy bacon and placing it in between the two slices of cheese. The grilled bacon and cheese is heaven to me, but my grandmother prefers adding a slice of ham instead of bacon. I suppose almost any meat could be added to a grilled cheese sandwich.
3. Use Velvetta: There is no rule that you have to stick with American cheese when making a grilled cheese sandwich. My father always picked up my sister and I on the weekends. He really only cooked about six different types of food back then, and one of them was Velvetta grilled cheeses. I still like to make these sandwiches today.
4. Add vegetables: If you need a way to get your kids to eat their vegetables, then try hiding them inside the grilled cheese. Tomato slices, cooked spinach, and avacado all taste great when heated in between your cheese and bread. I have even heard of parents placing bits of cooked brocolli in their child’s grilled cheese so feel free to get creative.