Grilled cheese is already one of the best snacks around but, believe it or not, there’s a way to make it even better: add cheese (and other toppings) to the outside, not just the inside, of the sandwich. Cancel your appointments for the day and make this grilled cheese instead.
When I saw Popsugar’s suggestion to add even more cheese on top of your sandwich, I was skeptical. Sure, more cheese is almost always a good idea, but would it really make the sandwich that much better? (Spoiler alert: yes.) But they also topped their grilled cheese with sliced mushrooms, which seemed to melt right into the bread, making me even more curious and eager to try this method with other toppings.
To properly melt the cheese into the bread, Popsugar used an electric countertop grill, and luckily, I had one, too. If you don’t, you could use a panini press or just a nonstick skillet on the stovetop.
Mushrooms looked like an awesome topping for this, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I used thin tomato slices instead (not very photogenic, but still very tasty). There are so many other possibilities, too: garlic, pepperoni, bacon bits. Just put them on top of your sandwich before you add the cheese, then grill away. Best of all, this is relatively easy to make. If you can handle grilled cheese, you can probably handle grilled cheese 2.0.