Put that amazing bacon jam to use in this super simple, super delicious Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese! The perfect sandwich for lunch or dinner, make one today!
And we’re back with my third installment in the Bacon Month files: Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese! If you missed my previous recipes, then you best go check out my Cheesy Bacon Egg Bake and Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers!
But in all seriousness, grilled cheese just met its match.
Growing up in Minnesota, we would always make our grilled cheese the regular ol’ way, with some slices of American cheese, and follow it up with a big smear of grape jelly on top. That may sound horrific to some of you, but really, truly, it was so good.
Kind in the way that cheese and apples tastes good, so does grape jelly and grilled cheese. Try it sometime. Or make it for the kiddos and take a little bite if you’re scared.
This is a whole new level of grilled cheese awesomeness, and you need to get on this train before it leaves the station and you are stranded in crappy grilled cheese land.
No one wants to be trapped in crappy grilled cheese land.
So, I talked about how awesome bacon jam is the other day, and gave you the supreme-o recipe to make it yourself. Which you need to do. Right meow. But the awesome thing, really, is making this bacon jam grilled cheese right after you finish making your bacon jam. That is what I do every.single.time.
I just pull out some slices of bread (in this case Texas Toast, whoop whoop), some cheese, spread on the bacon jammy goodness, then pop it in the pan with some butter and let it toast and melt and turn into a hot pile of drool-worthy sandwich pleeeeeeasure.
I went with some sharp cheddar and gouda, but really, you could put whatever cheese you have on hand in there. I’m a big fan of havarti (no dill, ew).
Come check out the other ladies who are posting amazing bacon recipes for Bacon Month today!
Now, you ready to make some bacon jam grilled cheese?
- 2 Slices Texas Toast
- 2 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Slice Gouda
- 2 Tbsp Bacon Jam
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- Prepare the sandwich by placing the three slices of cheese on one slice of Texas Toast, and the bacon jam on the other. Put on slice of bread on top of the other, so that the cheese and bacon jam are on the inside.
- Heat a large frying pan on medium, then add 1 tablespoon of butter to melt. Add the sandwich and allow to sit and cook until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese is beginning to melt, around 4 minutes. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter, flip the sandwich over onto the melted butter and continue cooking for an additional 4 minutes, or until the bottom is also golden brown. Serve immediately.
Originally Posted: August 18, 2015; Updated September 7, 2018