JALAPENO PIMENTO BACON GRILLED CHEESE

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Jalapeno Pimento Bacon Grilled Cheese is a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich that’s easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Meet your new favorite sandwich! It is made with jalapeno pimento cheese, candied bacon, and grilled to perfection!

This would be the perfect Summer lunch for yourself and your kids. It takes minutes to make and is super yummy. Serve it with a salad or fruit to make a more well-rounded meal. It also is perfect with Tomato Soup. If you’ve never tried this flavor combination, do yourself a favor and make it now!!

Jalapeno pimento bacon grilled cheese

A grilled cheese is just a grilled cheese, right? I mean, all you do is throw some cheese on two slices of bread and slather on the butter! Well – not exactly. There are so many variations to making grilled cheese. You can make it as simple or gourmet as you want! (Be sure to check out my other grilled cheese recipes a few scrolls down the page.)

Jalapeno Pimento Bacon Grilled Cheese sandwich

JALAPENO PIMENTO BACON GRILLED CHEESE

When making any grilled cheese sandwich, every ingredient is important.

  • Bread. You need sturdy bread for grilled cheese. My first choice is sourdough bread. Next, I like Texas Toast which is what I used for this sandwich. (Because I got to the market too late to get fresh sourdough.)
  • Bacon. I made Brown Sugar Bacon, but you can use plain bacon if you want. Also, chop it before adding it to the sandwich. I hate biting into a sandwich and the whole slice of bacon pulls out! Additionally, you can cook the bacon beforehand. It’ll reheat nicely while grilling.
  • Pimento cheese with Jalapenos. You can purchase ready-made Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, but I used this recipe, Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, and made it from scratch.

Jalapeno pimento bacon grilled cheese

 

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Jalapeno Pimento Bacon Grilled Cheese sandwich

JALAPENO PIMENTO BACON GRILLED CHEESE

This is simple comfort food kicked up. It has a great flavor profile and it's ready in just minutes.
Author: Paula
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

  • 8 ounces Colby cheese shredded
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 ounces pimento diced, drained
  • 1 medium jalapeno seeded and diced, or Ā¼ pickle jalapenos diced
  • Ā¾ cup mayonnaise Blue Plate or Duke's
  • Ā½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ā…› teaspoon salt optional

Candied Bacon

  • 1 pound bacon thick-cut sliced
  • ā…“ cup brown sugar

For the sandwich

  • 8 slices bread Texas toast
  • 8 slices bacon cooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine room temperature

Instructions

Candied Bacon

  • PreheatĀ ovenĀ to 400Ā°F. Line a rimmedĀ bakingĀ sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Arrange the slicedĀ baconĀ in an even layer on the wire rack that's sitting on a sheet pan or roasting pan. Next, sprinkle the top of theĀ baconĀ evenly with theĀ brown sugar. (If I were making this to just eat, I'd add paprika and red pepper. But I find the jalapenos offer enough heat when using them.)
  • BakeĀ for 15-20 minutes, until theĀ bacon, is crisp.

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

  • Drain pimento, reserving liquid. In a largeĀ bowl, combine cheeses, pimento, jalapeno, mayonnaise, mustard, salt (pinch, optional), and 1 tablespoon pimento liquid.
  • Mix together until completely combined. Taste and add more salt and mayonnaise if necessary.

For the sandwich

  • Preheat skillet over medium heat.
  • Generously butter one side of a slice of bread.
  • Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom
  • Spread Ā¼ cup Jalapeno Pimento Cheese on bread, top cheese with about ā…“ cup bacon chopped.
  • Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter side up on top of sandwich.
  • Grill until lightly browned then and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted and bacon is hot.
  • Repeat with remaining three sandwiches.

Nutrition

Calories: 974kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 2442mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2259IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 906mg | Iron: 4mg
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23 Comments

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  3. I love this idea – not only do I love jalapenos, but I have a zillion of them in my garden and now I have another way to use them! Thanks šŸ™‚

    ~LuAnne

  4. Saw that grilled cheese on the WW blog hop and just had to check it outā€¦oh, yum. Then saw the brie and fig grilled cheese and I was hooked. I have subscribed. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

  5. Now they all look delicious I think I would have ate the lot before having a chance to take any photos heheh!

    Have a feasttastic week šŸ˜‰

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