Grilled cheese sandwiches are at the top of the list of our favorite comfort foods, but the same old combination of white bread and American cheese can get boring after awhile, especially for adults. Fortunately, there are several easy ways that you can make a great grilled cheese sandwich even better, and here are a few suggestions.

Learn to Make a Basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Making great grilled cheese even better first requires that you understand how to make a basic grilled cheese sandwich. There are many fine Infobarrel articles that explain this process step by step, but by way of review all you need is two slices of white bread, mayonnaise or butter, American cheese, and either a electric skillet, the best panini pan you can find, a stove and stove top skillet, or a stove and some other kind of shallow, sandwich-friendly cookware. Place the cheese between the two slices of bread, spread mayonnaise or butter on the outer half of each slice, and then grill each side of the sandwich over medium heat in order to make your grilled cheese.

Practice, Then Vary

Practice making a few basic grilled sandwiches and then try to vary the basic recipe. Making grilled cheese sandwiches more interesting can be as simple as changing the kind of bread or cheese that you are using. Perhaps you should try several different kinds of cheese in the same sandwich. Or, you can add tomatoes and/or ham to the cheese sandwich before you grill it or cook it in the panini pan or maker.

Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Pizza Style

Consider turning a great grilled cheese sandwich into a grilled cheese pizza sandwich. Use any kind of bread, but spread some type of tomato or pizza sauce on the insides of the sandwich before adding your mozzarella cheese. Pepperoni, sausage or one of your other favorite pizza toppings can also be included for extra zing. Close the sandwich, spread mayonnaise or butter on the outer halves of the bread slices, and then grill as instructed above.

Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Pesto

Make pesto-mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches. This idea is taken from Tyler Florence of the Food Network, who once used pesto and mozzarella cheese on the inside of the grilled cheese sandwich he was making. Sourdough bread is recommended here, as is extra virgin olive oil in place of butter or mayonnaise. These kind of grilled cheese is excellent whether you use an electric skillet, the best panini pan or maker on the market, or stove and cookware. These are also some of the most healthy sandwiches to incorporate grilled cheese.

• One of these great grilled cheese sandwiches goes great with tomato or chicken soup!

• The sky is really the limit as to the kinds of ingredients you can include here.

• If you get a panini maker to help you make great grilled cheese sandwiches, you can also use it to make other panini sandwiches.

• Be careful as you are grilling, the stove or skillet can get very hot.