Grilled Cheese Month is Here!

Panini Happy's Best Grilled Cheese Recipes

It’s April! And that means…let the celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month begin!

We’ve done a lot of grilled cheese celebration over the years here at Panini Happy. I always bring out new recipes, sometimes I interview grilled cheese pros and enjoy some grilled cheese out on the town, we engage in other cheesy fun, and then the month culminates with the Grilled Cheese Invitational event in Los Angeles (I’ll be judging again for the third year in a row). This is truly my favorite month of the year to blog!

To get things started off right, I browsed the archives for my all-time favorite grilled cheese recipes I’ve shared thus far. Here they are – in no particular order – my Top 16 Best Grilled Cheese Recipes:

  1. Cheddar and Apple Butter Panini with Rosemary Candied Pecans
  2. Grilled Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
  3. Grilled Wine and Cheese
  4. Kale, Grilled Garlic and Cheddar Panini
  5. Squash Blossom Grilled Cheese
  6. Wild Mushroom Melt Panini
  7. Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Panini
  8. Grilled Mac and Cheese with BBQ Pulled Pork
  9. Rajas Grilled Cheese Panini
  10. Grilled Cheddar Panini with Apple Chutney
  11. Honey Walnut-Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini
  12. Grilled Cheese Panzanella Salad
  13. Grilled Jarlsberg with Shaved Asparagus and Arugula Pesto
  14. Grilled Gruyere Panini with Pickled Sweet Onions
  15. Grilled Gruyere with Red Onion Confit
  16. Brie, Basil, Bacon and Blue Panini

There’s lots more grilled cheesiness coming your way – fire up the presses, they’re going to be put to work this month!


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  1. Scott wrote:

    In what universe is a wild mushroom melt panini a grilled cheese sandwich? Tossing cheese on a sandwich doesn’t make it a grilled cheese.

    Posted 4.1.13 Reply
    • Kathy Strahs wrote:

      In my universe it does!

      Posted 4.1.13 Reply
  2. Amy wrote:

    Finally made my way over! I’ve made half of those and the other half are on my bucket list. Love love love.

    Posted 4.1.13 Reply
  3. I want to give the Green Goddess Grilled Cheese a try 🙂 I’m not eating cheese or bread during the week though, so I’ll have to wait until this weekend!

    Posted 4.2.13 Reply
  4. Grilled cheese is such a delicious classic 🙂 I’d love to try all 16 of these!

    Posted 4.2.13 Reply