Comfort foods have exceptional powers. Just one bite can take you back to simpler times, when a hug from mom and a humble grilled cheese sandwich were all the fuel you needed to play all day. But the power of comfort foods is greater than nostalgia. Our 5 Unconventional Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Make at Home offer more than a bellyful of nutrition. Made with a handful of ingredients you have in your pantry, fridge, and freezer, comfort food recipes like these are an opportunity to gather in your kitchen, teach your kids to cook, and connect as a family over fun, flavourful food you’ll all love. And that’s exactly the comfort we could all use more of.
Check out all five grilled cheese sandwiches and see what you might already have on-hand to make one of these boredom-busting recipes together today.
Waffle Iron Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Lunch for breakfast is the new breakfast for dinner. Our Waffle Iron Breakfast Grilled Cheese is a meal sure to satisfy whatever time of day you serve it. A playful array of textures and flavours makes this sandwich a true feast, but don’t be fooled—it’s surprisingly quick to make. Stash some tofu and your favourite Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery bread in your freezer, and you’re halfway to mealtime.
Mushroom Grilled Cheese
Sautéed mushrooms and onions, a splash of balsamic, and gooey vegan cheese serve up a hearty helping of umami deliciousness. Our Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich delivers grown-up sophistication with simple ingredients that are tough for all but the pickiest eaters to resist. Make a double-batch of sautéed mushrooms to enjoy this flavour sensation for multiple meals.
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
This classic pairing is usually served side-by-side, but we thought we’d turn tradition upside down. Make our tomato soup from scratch using fresh ingredients or pantry staples—it’s deliciously either way! But the real fun comes when you turn a simple grilled cheese sandwich into floating cubes of crunchy, cheesy crouton goodness.
Fajita Grilled Cheese
Pack the flavours of summer and southern vacations into a sandwich, and you’ve got yourself our Fajita Grilled Cheese. Another recipe that works just as well with fresh bell peppers as it does with frozen fajita veggie mix, this sandwich can be as spicy as you like. Scoop up your guac with each slice for full effect.
Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese
Everything you love about warm and gooey spinach and artichoke dip, now served at home…in a sandwich. Frozen spinach, canned artichokes, and tofu make this grilled cheese sandwich recipe a seriously satisfying way to put pantry and freezer staples to deliciously good use. Cooking at home has never tasted better!