Kraft Singles Are Now Free of Artificial Preservatives, and Here Are 10 Grilled Cheese Recipes to Help You Celebrate


Kraft had a rough start to 2014 with the Velveeta cheese shortage scare in January. But it seems like the brand is recovering nicely; in what's either a smart PR move or a genuine interest in consumer health, the brand announced this week that its full-fat American and white American Kraft Singles are now officially free of artificial preservatives.

As we all know, Kraft Singles are sliced bread's best friend, and we are celebrating the good news with a roundup of grilled cheese recipes, of course. Try substituting — or adding — some Kraft slices in these 10 delicious sandwiches (and feel less guilty while doing it).

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Grilled Kimcheese Sandwich

Steamy Kitchen’s recipe — originally created by The Washington Post food guru Joe Yonan — gives this mealtime go-to a Korean kick.

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Muhammara, Za’atar, and Grilled Cheese

This recipe from Big Girls Small Kitchen features muhammara, a Middle Eastern dip that’s rich, sweet, spicy, and tangy. Even better, you probably already have the ingredients for it in your pantry.

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Pimento Granny Smith Grilled Cheese

Salty and sweet, Granny Smith apples and spicy pimento cheese complicate the ever-popular American cheese sandwich (in a good way). Thanks, A Spicy Perspective!

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The Bourbon Grilled Cheese Sandwich of Etherus

Named after the Santharian God of Excess, this glorious sandwich from Endless Simmer incorporates bourbon, bacon, and a secret sauce. Clear your day — you’ve got some food coma recovery ahead of you.

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Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Topped with guacamole and stuffed with your favorite taco fixings, this comfort fusion food from Closet Cooking has absolutely nails it.

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Chipotle Grilled Cheese With Shiitake Mushrooms

This messy sammie from Domestic Fits will have you on your ass for a satisfied post-meal snooze before you can even think about how much you want seconds.

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Dijon Brussels Sprout Grilled Cheese

Substitute slices of Kraft singles for the Brie in this recipe from A Cozy Kitchen or just add it to the top! (Hey, it’s cheese — the more the merrier.)

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Broccoli and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Straight from the soup bowl, this classic combo from I Am A Food Blog is right at home between two slices of bread. Sure the recipe calls for cheddar, but don’t be afraid to add those Kraft slices to the mix.

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Grilled Cheese All Grown Up (Honeycrisp Harvest Melt + Ginger Molasses Bread Recipe)

Pair this bad boy with a bowl of butternut squash soup and you’re good to go. Best to bookmark both recipes — courtesy of Lick My Spoon — for those rainy, summer nights we’ve all been dreaming about.

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Fried Egg Sandwich

Grilled cheese is great, but sometimes you’ve just got to add an extra dose of protein. Simply Scratch’s fried egg sandwich is the classic way to get breakfast and lunch at the same time.

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