Monday, February 6, 2012

Grilled Cheese with Apples and Bacon

I would be perfectly content eating sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. PB&J, turkey with cheese, chicken salad...I don't play favorites. They're all good.

As I've mentioned before, though, slapping ham and swiss on a couple slices of bread doesn't count as "hot dinner" according to the husband. But, I happily discovered, toasted sandwiches are hot enough to be the main meal! Yessssssss.

Which brings me to today's offering: Grilled Cheese with Apples and Bacon. Make them for breakfast. Make them for lunch. And you even have the husband's permission to make them for dinner.

 Grilled Cheese with Apples and Bacon

Serves: 4

4 pretzel rolls, sliced in half (If you don't have pretzel rolls, feel free to substitute your favorite bread.)
Butter, preferably at room temperature
4 slices Havarti cheese
1 apple, thinly sliced
8-12 slices of bacon, cooked
1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese (Or 4 slides cheddar, I just happened to have the shredded variety.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Schmear butter on both sides of the pretzel rolls. On the bottom half of each pretzel roll, layer 1 slice of Havarti, a quarter of the apple slices, 2-3 pieces bacon, and a quarter of the cheddar cheese. Top with the second half of each pretzel roll.

Wrap each sandwich in aluminum foil to create four little sandwich packets. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until the sandwich is warmed through and the cheese is melted.

To round out your meal, consider serving these sandwiches along side a steaming bowl of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup or Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle.


  1. Mmmm, this sounds so, so good! What an "haute" grilled cheese :)

  2. I've been wanting to try this! Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Charlie is the same way about sandwiches, somehow toasting the bread makes it a meal. These look wonderful.