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18 Mouthwatering Grilled Cheese Recipes for Shavuot
Most Jewish holidays have their own food traditions… apples and honey, for Rosh Hashanah, fried food for Hanukkah, fruits and nuts for Tu B’Shvat, Hamentaschen on Purim. Today we mark the start of Shavuot, the holiday where we eat Dairy!
Why do we eat dairy? Well, Moses received the Torah on top of Mount Sinai on Shavuot. With their new set of dietary laws in place, the Israelites were unable to put together a proper kosher meat meal, so the celebratory meal consisted of dairy and that’s why we eat dairy! Here are some more reasons why we eat dairy.
Shavuot has become synonymous with blintzes, bourekas, and cheesecake. But this year, we are forgetting all of that, we’re making our Shavuot more campy with dressed up versions of a camp classic: Grilled Cheese! When it comes to favorite camp meals, 9 times out of 10, its grilled cheese. There’s just something about that gooey, cheesy goodness that just takes us back to camp. So here are 18 different ways to make your mouth water this Shavuot with Grilled Cheese!
We dare you to try to make it through this list without drooling.
1. The Comfort Classic
A camp classic that makes us feel like we are in the Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall). Recipe here.
2. Grilled Cheese & Apple with Sriracha Butter
We know you have an apple and Sriracha in your fridge. So you’ll want to try this one. Recipe here.
3. Balsamic Blueberry Grilled Cheese
Get fancy with your grilled cheese, because why not? Recipe here.
4. Parmesan Crusted Pesto Grilled Cheese
If you love pesto, there’s no way you won’t love this grilled cheese. Recipe here.
5. Pizza Margarita Grilled Cheese
It’s probably safe to say your second favorite meal at camp is pizza. Are we right? Well here’s a way to mix grilled cheese day with pizza day! Recipe here.
6. Knife-&-Fork Grilled Cheese with Honey
Have some leftover honey from Rosh Hashanah? Use it on this grilled cheese! Recipe here.
7. Shiitake Mushroom & Chipotle Grilled Cheese
Spice up your taste buds with this masterpiece. Recipe here.
8. PBJ Banana Grilled Cheese Sandwich
PB&J is also a camp classic. So why not bring two camp classics together? Recipe here.
Use Sunflower Butter for this if you’re allergic to PB!
9. Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese
It’s sort of green so it must be healthy right? Recipe here.
10. Gouda, Roasted Mushrooms & Onions
Wishing you Gouda luck not loving this concoction. Recipe here.
11. Buttery Leeks & Cheddar Cheese on Sourdough
You won’t regret trying this one. Recipe here.
12. Grilled Cheese Animal Style
This sandwich will change your life. Recipe here.
13. Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This one is super green…so it must be SUPER healthy! Recipe here.
14. Kimchi Ramen Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This sandwich the most Instagram worthy grilled cheese out there. Recipe here.
15. Grilled Cheese with Garlic Confit & Arugula
So good, it’s worth the stinky garlic breath. Recipe here.
16. Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Did you love rocky mountain toast or toad in the hole at camp cookouts? This is basically that in grilled cheese form. What could be better? Recipe here.
17. Roasted Strawberry and Brie Grilled Cheese
Cheese + Fruit = Best Grilled Cheese Ever. Recipe here.
18. S’mores Grilled Cheese
S’mores makes us think of camp. And they taste amazing, so we’ve saved the best for last. Recipe here.
Are you drooling yet? We sure are! Bust out your lactaid pills its time to start cooking!