Whatever you call them – jaffles, toasties or melts – grilled sandwiches are a lunchtime staple in any kitchen.

But hooley dooley, did you know there’s a stack of delicious ‘n crazy grilled sambo combos being created out there?! Come, be inspired with the best of grilled sandwiches. 

From the sweet to the savoury, the simple to the sophisticated here’s a round up of our favourite combos. Lunch time is about to get a whole lot more enticing. You’ll never default to plain old cheese again.

First up! Let’s talk bread. Bread choice plays an importance role in how fancy you want to be. Regular sandwich loaf is a great, everyday option but if you want to impress, you should head straight for a sourdough (and those little air pockets fill with cheese, so #winning).

Bread at the ready, grill on, let’s get toasting!

1. Bacon, avocado and cheese grilled sandwich recipe

There’s a mention of ‘turkey bacon’ in Tidy Mom‘s recipe, but I’m 110% sure that regular pork bacon will be just as delicious. It’s salty, it’s creamy and it’s delicious.

Grilled Sandwiches

2. Mediterranean style grilled sandwich recipe

Almost like a holiday you don’t have to leave the house for. Full of the usual fridge suspects, grab that grated mozzarella and baby spinach and let’s grill with Cooking Classy!

Grilled Sandwiches

3. Pesto chicken grilled sandwich recipe

Leftover chicken? Just add pesto! Fancy enough for guests, Baking Mischief really is just showing off by using sour-dough bread in these grilled pesto chicken sammies.

Pesto and chicken grilled sandwich

4. Funfetti grilled cheese grilled sandwich recipe

Disclaimer – this Salty Canary recipe calls for cake (I know, I know) and cream cheese being grilled. HOWEVER, I don’t see any reason why you can’t give a sweet brioche bread a crack in this instance. Try it both ways, dare you!

Funfetti cream cheese grilled sandwich

5. Hawaiian grilled cheese grilled sandwich recipe

OK, so technically it’s the age-old ham and cheese combo but ramped up to the next level with the addition of pineapple. Frankly, I’m willing to give it a go. Thanks Love Bakes Good Cakes!

Hawaiian pineapple grilled sandwich

6. Nutella, marshmallows and biscuits grilled sandwich recipe

The s’more special from Anne Sage, which needs no explanation. What’s not to love about this? Stop drooling and click on through.

Nutella and marshmallow grilled sandwich

7. Cranberry sauce and brie cheese grilled sandwich recipe

Is there anything greater than creamy brie cheese spiked with sweet cranberry sauce oozing out from a golden crust? Throw some turkey in there too for good measure, Heather Christo style. Nom nom nom.

Cranberry sauce and brie cheese grilled sandwich

8. Cauliflower grilled cheese grilled sandwich recipe

For the people who can’t eat bread, all is not lost. I give you this Delish cauliflower grilled sandwich. MIND BLOWN.

Cauliflower grilled cheese sandwich

Can you even get your sandwich press out QUICK ENOUGH? The hardest part will be choosing. If you’re in a cheese-loving mood check out this amazing grazing board tutorial perfect for when you’re entertaining or a whole load of cob-loaf inspo here.


South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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