Happy National Grilled Cheese Month!

I feel like I owe you all an apology because I have known for weeks that April is National Grilled Cheese month, and here it is April 24th and I’m just now posting a grilled cheese recipe. This is a travesty, especially considering how much I love grilled cheese.  Well, I hope you have been able to enjoy grilled cheese month despite my slacking, and anyway, who says we can’t continue celebrating grilled cheese in May!?

So this version of grilled cheese has some of my favorite things- bacon, sharp white cheddar flavored with green onions, and a special fancy sauce that I’ve concocted. When I made this, I happened to have some ham in the fridge that was nearing its endgame, so I used that, but turkey would also be delicious, and pepper turkey would be great! You know me, I’m always trying to make things healthier if possible so I used turkey bacon, but you can use the good ol’ pork variety if you want.

To make up for my lack of grilled cheese posts, I’ll try to squeeze another in before the month is over.  No promises though.

Grilled Cheese with Turkey Bacon and Ham

Makes two sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces of whole grain bread (I like the really grainy stuff- I think it just has such a great texture when grilled)
  • Thinly sliced honey ham
  • 4 pieces of turkey bacon, cooked
  • Sharp white cheddar cheese (green onion flavored if you can get it)
  • Non-smoked Provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of light mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard, to your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • Butter or margarine for buttering the bread

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, mustard, and honey.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Butter one side of all four pieces of bread.  Lay two slices, butter down in the skillet.  Build each sandwich with one layer of sharp cheddar cheese, a few pieces of ham (however much you like), two slices of cooked bacon, and a layer of provolone.  Spread the fancy sauce on the non-buttered side of the remaining bread and put it fancy side down on the sandwich.  Cook about 5 minutes on each side, until the bread is browned and toasty.  This might take more or less depending on your stove.  Just peek at it and flip it when it’s toasted to your liking.

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