17 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches That Are Possibly The Most Beautiful Things On The Planet

When it comes to amazing sandwiches, grilled cheese is king. But even your go-to slice (or two, or three) of cheese wedged between two fried pieces of bread can feel kind of blah after a while... which is why you need these beautiful, gourmet grilled cheese sandwich ideas in your life immediately. Spoon University has rounded up some of the best, cheesiest, most fantastical grilled cheese masterpieces you've probably ever seen — think macaroni and cheese paninis, inside out grilled cheese, and decadent dessert sandwiches stuffed with strawberries and brie. Bacon, avocado, pesto... nothing is off limits when it comes to building the grilled cheese sandwich of your dreams. Take a look at these best picks, have your mind blown, and then try a few (or all) of them out for yourself. You definitely won't be sorry.

We think the sandwich has been a little underrated, recently. The sandwich is a work of art: two pieces of bread, and whatever you want right in between. And don't even get us started on grilled cheese (JK, too late). Absolutely beautiful, and sure to take any day from a 0 to 10. Even more so, why settle for plain grilled cheese when you can have more? Hint: don't settle. Have the grilled cheese of your dreams with these 17 ways to amp it up .

1. Grilled Macaroni and Cheese

Photo by Lauren Thiersch

Epic. Learn how here.

2. Strawberry, Brie, and Chocolate Grilled Cheese

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Try a lil' tenderness, and lots of sugar. Here's how.

3. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese

Photo by Gabby Phi

Break Instagram with this bad boy. Make it like this.

4. French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

Photo by Amanda Shulman

Party in your mouth while it oozes out the sides. Melty goodness starts here.

5. Caprese Grilled Cheese

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Melty mozzarella in my mouth, please. Melt it like this.

6. French Toast Ham & Cheese Sandwich

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Nom. Make this epic sammy like this.

7. Cream Cheese and Scallion Grilled Cheese

Photo by Maeve Greeley

Ditch the bagel, grill it instead — like this.

8. Roasted Red Pepper, Pesto, and Spinach Grilled Cheese

Photo by Libby Perold

All on the Foreman Grill. Grill it like this.

9. Potato Chip Grilled Cheese

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Can I get some crunch up in here? Check it out here.

10. Black Bean Hummus and Ham Panini

Photo by Tarika Narain

Random, but gooooood. Whip it up like this.

11. Upside-Down Grilled Cheese

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Cheese on the outside. Melt it like this.

12. Veggie Pizza Grilled Cheese

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You read that right. Learn how here.

13. Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Photo by Tess Wei

Like the dip, only in between bread. Recipe here.

14. Pesto Grilled Cheese

Photo by Elyse Belarge

Serve this with some tomato soup, and you're set. Learn how here.

15. Chicken & Mac 'n' Cheese Panini

Photo by Kirby Barth

Whoa, and you can make it in your college dining hall. Feast your eyes here.

16. Ham and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Photo by Kirby Barth

Meat and hot cheese. Yes. Learn more here.

17. Cheese-Encrusted Grilled Cheese

Photo by Kylie Kinder

Cheese on cheese on cheese. Do it here .

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