A grilled cheese sandwich is the most classic comfort food there is. It pairs well with soup, fries…just about anything. Aside from adding bacon (which every smart person already knows to do!), there’s only one way to take this sandwich to a tastier level.
Add mac & cheese. It only makes sense!
Yield = 4 sandwiches
- 1 (6- to 8-oz) box macaroni and cheese
- 2 tbsp. butter (plus more for cooking)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
- 8 slices french bread
- In a medium saucepan filled with boiling water, cook macaroni until al dente, about 7-8 minutes. Drain.
- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same pot over low heat. Add milk and cheese packet and whisk well. Turn off the heat and return macaroni.
- Add 1/2 to 1 cup of cheddar and stir until the cheddar is melted and the macaroni is evenly coated in the cheese sauce. Remove from heat.
- Fold in bacon pieces.
- Assemble sandwiches: Butter one side of each piece of bread. For each sandwich, place one slice of bread buttered side down on a clean working surface or plate. Cover bread with cheddar cheese, then spoon macaroni and cheese on top. Sprinkle with more cheddar then top with one more slice of bread, buttered side up. Repeat process with remaining bread.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 1 to 2 sandwiches (or however many will fit) in the skillet and cook until bread is golden and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side.