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You probably didn’t know that today is Grilled Cheese Day, an unofficial holiday for grilled cheese lovers. Although the earliest record of a grilled cheese sandwich dates back to 1902, the history of Grilled Cheese Day is a mystery – no one can pinpoint how and why it was created.
Nevertheless, this holiday presumably originates from a person (or a group of people) who love grilled cheese sandwiches. To that end, below, discover four delicious grilled cheese recipes you can make for Grilled Cheese Day.
1. Classic grilled cheese sandwich
Here’s a classic grilled cheese sandwich recipe that makes two servings. Gather two slices of sourdough bread and spread one tablespoon of butter on one side of each slice. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place the buttered side of the slices down in the skillet and top each slice with half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
Cook until the buttered side is golden and the cheese is melting on top. Flip one slice on top of the other slice and cook the sandwich for a few more seconds until the cheese is melty. Wipe the skillet clean if needed, then repeat the recipe for two more sourdough slices. Lastly, serve and enjoy your two grilled cheese sandwiches.
2. Pesto grilled cheese sandwich
If you love pesto and tomato, here’s a tasty pesto grilled cheese sandwich recipe for one serving. First, cut two slices of tomato. Spread butter on one side of a slice of Italian bread and place the buttered side down on a skillet over medium heat. Spread half a tablespoon of pesto atop the bread. Add a slice of provolone cheese, two tomato slices, and a slice of American cheese.
Spread half a tablespoon of pesto sauce on one side of a second slice of Italian bread, and place the bread slice with the pesto side down onto the other half of the sandwich. Butter the top side of the sandwich you just made. Gently fry the sandwich and flip it once. After both sides are golden brown and the cheese has melted, serve your savory pesto grilled cheese sandwich.
3. Grilled cheese with sautéed mushrooms
If you love mushrooms and onions, this is a scrumptious grilled cheese recipe that makes four servings. Heat half a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add two cups of cremini mushrooms and half a sliced onion. Cook them for approximately six minutes until they’re caramelized. Season the caramelized mushrooms and onions with salt and pepper.
Next, place four slices of rye bread on a cutting board. Top the slices with shredded Swiss, then add the caramelized onions and mushrooms and add more shredded cheese. Complete your four sandwiches by topping each of them with rye bread. Spread softened butter on both sides of the sandwiches.
Then, add the sandwiches to a skillet over medium heat. Cook one or two sandwiches at a time for approximately five minutes on both sides until fully they’re golden brown. Repeat until you’ve cooked all four sandwiches.
4. Vegan grilled cheese sandwich
Even if you’re vegan, you can enjoy a classic vegan grilled cheese sandwich recipe that makes four servings. On four sourdough slices, place about two ounces of your favorite vegan shredded cheese. Then top each cheese-topped slice of bread with an additional slice of bread and press the sandwiches together firmly.
In a skillet lightly oiled with olive oil, add a sandwich on medium-high heat. Cook each sandwich on one side for a couple of minutes, then flip and cook for an additional couple of minutes. After four sandwiches are cooked, serve and enjoy.
What’s your favorite grilled cheese sandwich recipe? Share your thoughts in the comments!