Grilled Cheese: Bacon Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese

April 7, 2016 by Kari Karch

Grilled cheese combined with mac and cheese topped with bacon? This is the ultimate grilled cheese recipe that will satisfy any comfort food craving. Happy Eating!


preparation time
130 mins

cook time




4 slices Texas toast white bread

4 slices American cheese

1 box prepared macaroni and cheese boxed or scratch made

4 slices applewood bacon cooked

0.5 cup butter

1 cup parmesan



Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and pour macaroni and cheese into it. Use a spatula to spread evenly and place in your Kenmore fridge until chilled (about 2 hours). Butter one side of the white bread and place the American cheese on the non-buttered side. Then cut a piece of the chilled mac and cheese that is slightly smaller to fit onto bread. Top with 2 slices of bacon (I break mine into smaller pieces) then butter remaining slice and place butter side up on sandwich. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high heat and add 2-3 Tbsp. of parmesan cheese. Place the sandwich on top of the cheese and cook for 2 minutes per side. Before flipping the sandwich, add another handful of parmesan cheese to the skillet then flip the sandwich on top. Cook for 1 more minute then finish in a *450 degree oven for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is completely melted and gooey.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.