Apparently April is grilled cheese month.
Every month should be grilled cheese month.
Grilled cheese is the bomb.
Anyway... we all know the way to make pretty much anything better is to add bacon to it.
We decided to keep the bacon on the outside to show it off instead of hiding it away inside the sandwich. Also, we decided to do roll ups instead of the usual sandwich because we were having them with some homemade tomato soup (Our recipe HERE) and rolls make the perfect dipping vessel.
Grilled Cheese Bacon Roll Ups
whole grain bread
garlic butter (or butter)
bacon (cooked but not crispy)
Preheat broiler on oven. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Cut crusts off the bread. Using a rolling pin, roll out the slice of bread so it is thinner. Spread with a little of the garlic butter. Place a slice of the cheese on the bread.
Roll up the bread, gently, jelly roll style.
Wrap a piece of the pre-cooked bacon around the bread and secure with toothpicks. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
Repeat until you have the amount you want.
Place on bottom rack of oven. Broil until tops start to brown - about 3 - 4 minutes. Carefully flip rolls over. Return to bottom rack of oven and continue to broil until cheese is melty and bread is toasted - another 3 minutes or so.
Remove toothpicks and serve hot. (Be careful, the cheese is very hot!)
From start to finish this takes about 10 - 15 minutes.
It is no more difficult to make than a regular grilled cheese. I was a little worried because some of my bread split when I rolled it (see above photo). Don't panic if this happens! The bacon holds it together, the cheese melts and also holds it together.
New favorite way to make grilled cheese.