17+ Ways to Make a Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Looking for the perfect grilled cheese recipe? We’ve got you covered! Today is National Grilled Cheese Day and we are celebrating with a list of flavorful, crispy, gooey, crunchy, melty vegan grilled cheese sandwich recipes. Some of them use store-bought cheese, but a lot of them offer homemade options (including ones that can be made without nuts or special equipment!). There is a lot of amazing flavor combinations to step up your grilled cheese game: from artichoke & mushrooms to caramelized onions, jam, kimchi, pesto, jackfruit, and many more. Study our list and get creative!

Vegan Grilled Cheese by Two Spoons

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Start simple with this easy vegan grilled cheese recipe from Hannah aka Two Spoons. It’s made with ultra-stretchy, melty, and cheesy coconut-based homemade vegan mozzarella. Yum!

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Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Vegan Yumminess

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This ooey-gooey, crispy & crunchy vegan grilled cheese recipe is the ultimate comfort food! The cheese is made with a classic combination of veggies, cashew nuts, and coconut milk.

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Vegan Cheese Toastie by BOSH!

You know vegan cheese is going to be good when there’s nutritional yeast, cashews, and tapioca starch involved. But here’s the twist: it’s also made with aquafaba, the miraculous chickpea brine. Bonus: you can use the cheese as a dip!

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Vegan Coconut Bacon Stretchy Melty Grilled Cheese (GF) by Rhian’s Recipes

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Perfectly stretchy homemade cheese + perfectly crispy homemade bacon + no animals harmed in the process = a perfectly comforting ethical treat. The vegan cheese in this recipe is made with mochi for that extra stretch!

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Vegan Artichoke Grilled Cheese by Fueled Naturally

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Stepping into the gourmet grilled cheese territory, we have a flavorful combination of homemade almond ricotta and artichoke hearts sandwiched between perfectly crispy slices of sourdough bread. Sign us up!

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Toasted Vegan Cheese & Mushroom Melts with Caramelised Onions and Jam by Miss Marzipan

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Being vegan doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in decadent treats. This vegan grilled cheese recipe is at the intersection of the sweet and savory, with its cashew-based cheese, balsamic caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, and lingonberry jam.

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Vegan Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese by 86 Eats

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Dairy cheese, beware: this vegan grilled cheese recipe is made with homemade cashew and sauerkraut-based gouda. Are you intrigued? We know we are! Head over to 86 Eats for the full recipe.

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Best Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Ela Vegan

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Can’t imagine making vegan cheese without a blender? This recipe will surprise you! It’s made with a creamy coconut-based cheese sauce and veggies, which puts it on the healthier end of the vegan grilled cheese spectrum.

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Grilled Cheese Italiano by Healthy Happy Life

Now that we’ve approached vegan grilled cheese recipes that use store-bought cheese, let’s start with this Italian-inspired sandwich that offers a really useful ice cube cheese melting technique on top of everything else. 

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Kale and Baby Portabella Grilled Cheese with Bourbon Pear Jam by Healthy Little Vittles

What happens if you put together vegan cheese, sauteed kale, and baby portabella mushrooms, and homemade bourbon pear jam and stuff it all between two slices of grilled gluten-free bread? An easy, yet sophisticated breakfast or lunch!

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Vegan Jack & Cheddar Grilled Cheese by Hot For Food

This easy vegan grilled cheese recipe uses 2 types of cheese (jack and cheddar), apple, basil, and dijon for a fresh flavor combination!

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Kimchi Grilled Cheese by Okonomi Kitchen

Get that jar of homemade kimchi from the back of the fridge and put it to work with this mega flavorful vegan grilled cheese recipe by Lisa Kitahara! Minimum ingredients + maximum flavor = our favorite combination.

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The Ultimate Vegan Grilled Cheese by Lucy and Lentils

Need a fresh perspective? Add homemade pesto (in addition to kimchi) to your vegan grilled cheese sandwich, and you’ll never look back!

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Vegan Grilled Cheese With Jackfruit (Three Ways!) by Hell Yes It’s Vegan

Ready to spice things up? This vegan grilled cheese recipe offers you three ways to make jackfruit stand out in your favorite sandwich: there are chipotle, green chili, and buffalo jackfruit filling options!

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Vegan Grilled Cheese with Tikka Masala Dipping Sauce by Chef Priyanka

You probably heard of pairing grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. But what if you step up your game with this recipe that features spicy, creamy tomato-based tikka masala dipping sauce for your sammie? We bet you’ll love this combo!

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Vegan Walnut, Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich by May I Have That Recipe?

If you’ve never tried putting walnuts in your sandwich, this is your sign. They’re paired perfectly with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and vegan cheese (both cream cheese & mozzarella!)

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Vegan Green Goddess Grilled Cheese by Rainbow Plant Life

Not all of us are vegan for health reasons, but all of us want to eat delicious food! This vegan grilled cheese recipe is packed with nutrients & flavors from pesto, avocado, greens, pickled jalapeños, and microgreens.

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Bonus: Vegan Grilled Cheese Taste Test by Make It Dairy Free

If you’re having a hard time choosing a vegan cheese brand to match your grilled cheese perfectly, this article by Make It Dairy Free is for you: Larisha & Andrew have tried 6 kinds of vegan cheese to figure out which one makes the best sandwich filling. Click here to see them sharing their taste testing experience on Youtube.

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Article by Anna Kot.

If you still haven’t found a perfect vegan grilled cheese recipe…

Click here to see more of them! Or try making some other kind of vegan sandwich instead:

Vegan BLAT Sandwich with Carrot “Bacon”

Roasted Sweet Potato and Asparagus Po’boy from Bryant Terry’s Vegetable Kingdom

Vegan “Chik’n” Salad Sandwiches

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