10 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches The Kids Will Love
Make Lunchtime Even Cheesier With These Quick Recipes
Ah, grilled cheese. No matter what time of day or day of the week, there’s something about perfectly melted cheese in between two slices of Wonder® bread that hits the spot. Aside from being an easy meal for everyone in the family whether you’re relaxing on a Sunday afternoon or trying to get the kids fed before heading out to soccer practice, this classic sandwich is sure to take you back to your childhood every time you take a bite.
As the seasons’ change, sitting down to a warm ooey-gooey grilled cheese right out of the pan may be something you find yourself turning to more often. With picky eaters, you may even find yourself making more of these than you’d like! The good news is that Wonder® has tons of quick and easy sandwich recipe ideas to bring a unique twist to this old-school sandwich. Give the kids something new each time they ask until they find a new favourite way to enjoy their grilled cheese.
1. Apple, Peanut Butter, and Cheddar Melt
This recipe truly has a little bit of everything from peanut butter to cheese and even an apple, perfect for the fall! If the kiddos can’t have PB no worries, substitute for almond butter and you’re good to go!
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2. Apple Pie Sandwich
What happens when you bring together apple pie and grilled cheese? We call it the Apple Pie Sandwich! This easy to make recipe is a great lunchtime win or even a dessert option if served with ice cream and some icing sugar. Remember to slice your apples nice and thin and layer them with your cheese in-between two slices of Wonder® White Thin Sandwich Bread before grilling in your panini press or in a pan on the stove top.
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3. Grilled Cheese Hotdogs
Ready for a huge Mom win? Try this twist on the grilled cheese sandwich that takes minutes to cook and only 4 ingredients! Add a side of vegetables, French fries or pasta salad before getting ready for homework, movie night or some time outside.
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4. Grilled Cheese with a Fried Egg, and Pickles
This version of the grilled cheese sandwich is something the whole family can enjoy and has all the breky favs making this a great option as part of a late weekend breakfast or even brunch in only 20 mins! The kids can easily help by layering on each of the ingredients before you start flipping or if your kiddos are older, maybe they can start helping with breakfast by grilling their creations while you savour that cup of coffee.
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5. Hawaiian Grilled Cheese to heat things up!
With Bacon, cheese, pineapple, butter and Wonder® bread of course, you can! Five easy ingredients and ten minutes is all you need to put together this delicious grilled cheese sandwich that the kids are sure to love!
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6. Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese
The great thing about this grilled cheese creation is that you can modify it to meet your little ones’ favourite flavours and change it up each time you serve it for something new. While this one can take a bit more time to create from scratch you can easily save some time and substitute the blueberry compote with blueberry jelly for a quick snack time win in minutes after a busy day in school or online learning.
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7. Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Bake
This is a perfect lunchtime recipe idea for colder fall or winter day but let’s face it, the kids are going to love this fun take on a soup and sandwich any time of year! This is a quick and easy kid-friendly recipe that even you can enjoy on a Sunday afternoon.
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8. Grilled Cheese & Pesto Roll Ups
If the kids can’t agree on cutting their grilled cheese in squares or triangles, why not give these rolls a try?!
This quick and easy grilled cheese recipe is sure bring some extra fun to lunch or makes the perfect after-school snack while the kiddos finish up their homework. Change up the pesto for a finely chopped vegetable and score a parent win or leave it out completely and have them dip their classic roles into some ketchup.
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9. Spinach & Pesto Grilled Cheese
This grilled cheese sandwich is an easy lunchtime win for the whole family to enjoy. If the kids aren’t the biggest spinach fans, chop it up super fine and the cheese is sure to hide it from site! This quick sandwich recipe is an easy idea to prepare before rushing off for dance class or soccer practice and a delicious option you can munch on while you head to the car!
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10. Grilled Panini Turkey Melt Sandwiches
Time to get more out your panini makers and get more out of your Wonder® Hamburger buns this week! Grilling the cheese and turkey is a great way to repurpose a cold sandwich into something super ooey-gooey!
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5 Tips to Making the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich
While the grilled cheese sandwich does not take a lot of culinary expertise, there are still some easy tips to follow to ensure every one you grill up is made to perfection!
PROBLEM: Ripping bread when trying to spread butter.
TIP: Spread room temp butter evenly across the entire slice – all the way up to the corners to ensure it toasts evenly.
PROBLEM: Cheese takes forever to melt.
TIP: Use shredded cheese –grating or shredding the cheese will help ensure that it melts faster and more evenly.
PROBLEM: Burning grilled cheese!
TIP: Cook your grilled cheese at medium-low temp. This will help stop the bread from burning but ensure that you have enough cook time to get melted perfection.
PROBLEM: Not sure when to flip!?
TIP: The peek – use your spatula to slightly lift one corner of the sandwich. If you feel resistance, its time to flip.
PROBLEM: My bread is perfect but the cheese isn’t melted yet.
TIP: You can transfer your sandwich to a preheated 200F oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
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