Not your average grilled cheese!

shutterstock_91804154A hot grilled cheese is just one of those ideal comfort foods – simple, comforting and filling. It takes minutes to prepare and hits the spot when you’re in a hurry and need a quick meal. But a grilled cheese doesn’t have to be just a simple hot sandwich! There are many, many ways you can create new and tasty versions of an age-old favourite.

If dairy is a no-no for you, Tofutti Soy-Cheese Slices in American or mozzarella flavours provide an excellent grilled cheese experience, and dairy free margarine is terrific for the grill side of the bread.

One of the easiest ways to transform the basic grilled cheese experience is to get creative with your choice of bread. While a couple of slices of plain white or whole wheat sandwich bread is an easy choice, consider specialty breads like Tofutti Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Bread, or perhaps olive or tomato focaccia bread.

Try adding different filling between your slices of bread. Slices of crispy bacon and thinly sliced fresh tomato with American cheese slices is a hearty sandwich.

Consider going non-traditional with an open-faced grilled cheese using half a baguette with roasted vegetables and fresh herbs, melting your mozzarella on top. The choices are endless. You can even spice things up with some chopped hot peppers!

For a whole different taste experience, try fruit with your cheeses. Experiment with very thinly sliced crisp apple slices with your American cheddar. Or perhaps skip the cheddar and mozzarella and before grilling your favourite sweet bread, thickly spread Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese and add warm slices of strawberries with a hint of balsamic vinegar.

When you “mix things up” by trying different fillings and switching taste sensations with specialty breads, your frying pan or Panini grill will never be the same. You are limited only by your imagination.