In Honor Of National Grilled Cheese Day

Is there anything more satisfying than layering gooey cheese in between two slices of crisp, buttery bread, and throwing it in a pan (preferably, with more butter)?
The answer here is usually a resounding no. But, we invited some of our amazing culinary contributors for their best iterations of the timeless sammie, and they went a little nuts and added some things like bacon, artichokes, and an entire serving of lasagna. (Can we live?)
Luckily, National Grilled Cheese Day is a real live thing — and it's today! — so we're not asking questions. We don't need to convince you to click through for our favorite recipes, right?