7 Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Month

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!April is National Grilled Cheese Month ... which calls for a cheesy celebration. We've put together 7 awesome ways to make one of America's beloved sandwiches that's adored by the young and the young at heart. Gone are the days when you just used a slice of cheese and put it in the pan. Creativity is oozing out from the bread with these recipes.

Jalapeno Grilled CheeseJalapeno Grilled Cheese1. Jalapeno Grilled Cheese
Like your sandwiches with a little kick? Try these kicked up jalapeno grilled cheese.

sliced whole wheat or white bread
block mild cheddar cheese, shredded
fresh jalapenos, seeded and sliced
red onion, sliced thin
salt and pepper to taste
cooking spray

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- In a warm skillet coated with cooking spray, add sliced onions and cook over medium heat until they start to soften, about 10 minutes. Add sliced jalapenos and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Season with a little salt and pepper. Set aside and carefully clean out skillet with a paper towel.

- Place shredded cheddar on 1 slice bread. Spread 1 tablespoon caramelized onions and jalapeno mixture on top of cheese and top with a little more shredded cheese, then another slice of bread. Spread a very thin layer of butter on both outer sides of sandwich.

- Spray a nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray (optional) and heat until hot. Place sandwich on griddle. Lower heat to medium-low and grill until underside is a deep brown but not burnt and cheese is partially melted, about 5 to 6 minutes. Carefully flip sandwich and grill other side, an additional 4 to 5 minutes. Slice in half and serve hot.

Pesto Grilled CheesePesto Grilled Cheese2. Pesto Grilled Cheese

Crispy and buttery on the outside and pesto perfection on the inside.We think it's perfection on a plate, what about you?
Make pesto grilled cheese

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Egg in the Hole Grilled CheeseEgg in the Hole Grilled Cheese3. Egg in the Hole Grilled Cheese

Why have a regular grilled cheese when you can have an egg in the hole grilled cheese. Go ahead and have a little fun with your food!
Make egg in the hole grilled cheese

Roasted Tomato and Arugula Grilled CheeseRoasted Tomato and Arugula Grilled Cheese4. Roasted Tomato and Arugula Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese to suit even the most sophisticated palate. Boasting smoked mozzarella, roasted tomatoes and arugula.
Make roasted tomato arugula grilled cheese

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Beer Battered Grilled CheeseBeer Battered Grilled Cheese5. Beer Battered Grilled Cheese

Instead of sliders, try serving these beer battered grilled cheese sandwiches for your next game day or tailgating party! I don't think they'll last long.
Make beer battered grilled cheese

Pear Gruyere Grilled CheesePear Gruyere Grilled Cheese6. Pear Gruyere Grilled Cheese

Fruit and cheese aren't just for wine parties. Give pear and Gruyere a switch by turning them into a grilled sandwich.
Make pear Gruyere grilled cheese

Skinny Grilled CheeseSkinny Grilled Cheese7. Skinny Grilled Cheese
A grilled cheese that won't break the waist band bank? Yes please!
Make skinny grilled cheese

- By Paula Jones
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