April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day! You may not realize it, but there are a few simple ways to make a classic and simple grilled cheese even more exciting than usual. This holiday, celebrate with these delicious tricks.
The cheese in the classic is always wedged between two pieces of bread, but why stop there? For an extra delicious grilled cheese, try adding cheese to the outside of the sandwich. This additional step can take place after you've grilled the bread and cheese. Just add a cheese slice to the outside of the bread and let the cheese melt into it for an even gooier, cheesier meal.
Adding more cheese is just the beginning. Another awesome trick? Adding macaroni and cheese to the middle! It's actually fairly straightforward to prepare. To start, you can pop an instant mac and cheese cup into the microwave, and once cooked, let the instant mac and cheese sit in the refrigerator. Then, flip the container over onto a plate so that the mac and cheese slides out as one solid mass. Dip the mac and cheese into flour, eggs and bread crumbs. Place the mac and cheese into a skillet of oil and cook it. (Be sure to flip it over so that it browns on both sides.) Place the cheesy goodness in between two slices of bread, and be prepared to have your mind blown.
Watch the video above to learn three awesome grilled cheese tricks. Then, check out the slideshow below to get inspired by mouthwatering grilled cheese photos from Instagram!
For your daily WHAT THE F - A #grilledcheese + bacon #cronut from @donutscookiesandcream. Holy Christ.
🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞 Oh how I wish this grilled cheese was in and around my mouth. Gouda and Blue Cow Cheddar oozing out of perfectly grilled bread. Simple and well executed. If only @hylin_westleederville was open! 😋 #pertheats #perth #perthfood #perthfoodies #foodofperth #grilledcheese #hylin #westleederville #hylinwestleederville #foodporn #cheese #thebestthingsinlifearecheese
Sad desk lunch not so sad. And neither is the cause...PLEASE check these guys out! @SnowdayTruck: Inspiring and delicious. www.drivechangenyc.org
Here we have maple grilled cheese and Brussels sprouts salad with chili flake. Because it's almost the weekend (and my bday). @DriveChangeNYC #eatfamous #nycfat
The best things in life are cheese. Not free.
🐷 Aged Grafton cheddar and bacon salt. On a paper plate. This is how I get through Monday. #win #Monday #cheesuschrist #nostalgicnoms
Sneak peek for tomorrow's new #GRILLEDCHEESE blog post 😋
more mac and (grilled) cheese pleaseee
snow day activities include but are not limited to grilled cheese (and ham) making #grilledcheese #cheese #snowday #snow #foodintheair #thecarbqueen #thecheesious #sisterswhoeat #betcheswhoeat #hungrygrls #hungrybetches #philadelphiafoodie #EEEEEATS #infatuation #eatingfortheinsta #foodporn #foodporndaily1 #phillyfoodgirl #iactuallyatethat #thedailybite #nomnom #foodie #homecooking
Today's special; grilled fontina and ham with caramelized onions, arugula and sriracha on sour. Soup; veggie lentil with coconut milk.
In case your Sunday funday was as good as mine, here's a #grilledcheese to help with that hangover! This bad boy is on @depanneurbklyn's secret menu (but I helped make it up so I'm cool with you guys knowing 😋) and it's made w cheddar, #avocado, soft boiled egg + a bunch of #sriracha crispy on some buttery multigrain bread. It seriously saves lives.
Here's another one of my pics/picks for @thrillist's best NYC #grilledcheese! This lil bby comes from @bklynlarder and has kale pesto, taleggio + my fav fluffy ricotta cheese by @salvatorebklyn!
Another one of my favs - Prairie breeze cheddar + honey fig jam from @lucyswhey... A classic cheese pairing turned #grilledcheese always makes me happy 😋
I can't quit you baby. #grilledcheese #heaven #thecheesious #fave #noms #datstringdoe #bikiniseason
Did you know this Sunday April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day? Well, mark your calendars! We're working on the perfect recipes for a couple of extra special grilled cheeses. Come by our Manhattan shop this Sunday to fulfill your civic duty as a cheese-lover.
Pickle to the Grilled Cheese: "I'm kinda a big dill" Grilled Cheese: "You've Gouda brie kidding me" (shakes head over stupid pun)
Extra cheese grilled cheese on a BED of cheese fries! Super cheesy today. #OGLUTTONESS
Mini grilled cheese heaven 😍
The perfect grilled cheese! From @barefootchef
Not your average Grilled Cheese; ours is made with black truffles and served with a side of tomato soup and fig relish. #CenterBar