5 amazing grilled cheese upgrades

Grilled cheese in its original form is nothing short of perfect, but some home chefs are putting their own unique spin on the classic comfort sandwich. If you’ve been looking to kick your grilled cheese game up a notch, check out these 5 amazing TikTok recipes.

Bacon wrapped grilled cheese stuffed pork loin sandwich

If there’s one thing that’s going to take a grilled cheese sandwich to the next level, it’s bacon. This beast of a sandwich starts with layers of smoked gouda between pieces of thick-cut brioche bread, and then it all gets wrapped in seven slices of bacon. Throw that bad boy on the smoker until the bacon is golden brown. But it doesn’t stop there! The filmer puts a pork loin and several squirts of barbecue sauce between two entire bacon-wrapped grilled cheese sandwiches for one monster meat grilled cheese!

Kimchi grilled cheese

This recipe puts a delicious Korean twist on the classic grilled cheese. The filmer first spreads gochujang mayo—a mayo mixed with gochujang chili paste—on her slices of bread. Then she fills her sandwich with gouda, Korean pear, and some homemade kimchi and fries it in a healthy amount of butter. 

Vegan tikka masala grilled cheese

This Indian-inspired grilled cheese combines two of the world’s greatest comfort foods. The filmer first makes her own tikka masala sauce using veganized ingredients like vegan sour cream and vegan half and half. Then she makes the vegan grilled cheese with some caramelized onions and sautéed green chilis. Finally she dunks that crispy sandwich into the tikka masala sauce for a winning comfort food combo. 

Brie and blueberry grilled cheese


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This gourmet take on grilled cheese is both sweet and savory. The filmer uses sourdough bread and coats both slices with blueberry jam and then places a generous amount of brie on top of the jam layers. After frying it on both sides, he then pops it into the oven for 5 minutes to make it “nice and gooey”—which is the goal of every good grilled cheese sandwich.

Pizza grilled cheese

Sure this one may not be as fancy as the others, but it’s got mass appeal. Grilled cheese meet pizza, your new best friend. This recipe is pretty self-explanatory. You just make a pizza between two pieces of bread. The filmer users cheese, tomato, pepperoni, green pepper, basil, but the toppings possibilities are endless. Spread a little herb garlic butter on the outside and voila, an easy but impressive snack. 

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